Lesson 4: Going for goals

Children set themselves three different goals for three different time frames and discover what they will need to do to make these happen, such as practicing a skill, talking to someone, asking questions

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Learn how to set short-term, medium-term and long-term goals

Statuary guidance

  • The PSHE Association advise to teach goal setting Living in the wider world > L25. to recognise positive things about themselves and their achievements; set goals to help achieve personal outcome

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress


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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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