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.

Learning objective

  • To understand that charities care for others and how people can support them.

Non-statutory guidance


Learning opportunities in Living in the Wider World

‘Pupils learn

L4. the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others’


See: Programme of Study for PSHE education (KS1-5).


Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support

Could be given printed information about a charity whose aim is clear and simple.


Pupils working at greater depth

Could look at charity websites to give the opportunity to consider a wider range of information.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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