Lesson 3 - How my behaviour affects others

Learning how acts of kindness have an impact on others.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that my behaviour can have an impact on others

Statutory guidance

Caring friendships > Pupils should know the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.

Families and people who care for me > Pupils should know the characteristics of healthy family life, commitment to each other, including in times of difficulty, protection and care for children and other family members, the importance of spending time together and sharing each other’s lives.

Success criteria

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Main event


Pupils needing extra support:  May need extra time and prompting questions to help them think of ways of making the people around them happy.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should think of several different things they could do to make other people happy.  Should think of actions that would have a positive impact on more than one person.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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