Y1/2 Lesson 8 (Cycle A): Gender stereotypes

Beginning to understand what is meant by a stereotype and how unhelpful and unfair it is to stereotype people.

Learning objective

  • To understand what is meant by a stereotype

Statutory guidance

Pupils should be taught:

  • What a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give examples to demonstrate that stereotypes are not correct e.g. people they know of who do not conform to the stereotype.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could add their own ideas into the boy and girl categories during the initial sorting activity. (Y1)

Should be challenged to identify other ways in which they can address and challenge gender stereotypes. (Y2)

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
RSE & PSHE specialist
Created by:
Lifting Limits,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
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