Y3/4 Lesson 7 (Cycle B): Effective communication to support relationships

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

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

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Would benefit from working in groups with more able pupils to support them. Could benefit from having the Activity: Listening dos and don’ts prompt sheet whilst completing the listening task in groups.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be asked to give specific examples of things a good listener would say or do. Could suggest ways that the listener could have rephrased their closed questions to be open questions.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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