Lesson 3: Wonderful me

  • Children explore their identity by considering what they like and the groups and communities they belong to, and write a Kenning style poem about themselves.
  • There is a similar version of this lesson in our free wellbeing module.

Learning objective

  • To understand the different aspects of my identity

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • That isolation and loneliness can affect children and that it is very important for children to discuss their feelings with an adult and seek support.
  • Where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing or ability to control their emotions (including issues arising online).

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need to work as part of a guided group where they can adapt the example poem by replacing key words.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to reference different parts of their identity and use more adventurous vocabulary.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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