Y1/2 Lesson 7 (Cycle B): 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: Y1: Could add their own ideas into the boy and girl categories during the initial sorting activity.

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

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
RSE & PSHE specialist
Created by:
Lifting Limits,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Lifting Limits’ mission is to promote gender equality and challenge gender stereotyping – a root cause of inequality – in and through education.  Lifting Limits supports schools, through training and resources, to recognise and address gender stereotyping which may be…
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