Lesson 4 - Effective communication

Understanding the different ways we communicate and the importance of good listening.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To listen and communicate effectively 

Statutory guidance

Respectful relationships > Pupils should know the practical  steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Would benefit from working in groups with more able pupils to support them.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be asked to give specific examples of things a good listener would say or do.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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