Year 3: Citizenship

Learning about children's rights; exploring why we have rules and the roles of local community groups, charities and recycling and an introduction to local democracy

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Rights of the child

Children learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and explore how these rights apply to their own lives and choices they can make.

Lesson 2: Rights and responsibilities

Children learn what responsibilities they and adults have to help all children benefit from their rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Lesson 3: Recycling

Considering the benefits of recycling, how to recycle more and encourage others to do so too.

Lesson 4: Local community groups

Looking at how local groups make up a community and learning that there are places and buildings for these groups in the community.

Lesson 5: Charity

Learning that charities are organisations that care for others, and the different ways to support a charity, including donating, fundraising and volunteering.

Lesson 6: Local democracy

Beginning to understand how democracy works in the local area and how decisions are made by councillors.

Lesson 7: Rules

Why we have rules and the consequences of breaking rules at school and home.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources