Lesson 5: My happiness

Children identify things that are important to them and learn that they can take action to influence their own happiness.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To identify what’s important to me and to take responsibility for my own happiness

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • That mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
  • Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need to be asked more prompting questions throughout and be given plenty of examples.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should write three or more actions to help achieve each happiness goal.

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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