Lesson 7: Sun safety

To understand risks associated with sun exposure and how to keep themselves protected in the sun

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand risks associated with the sun and how these can be avoided, taking independence for their own sun protection

Statutory guidance

  • Health and prevention > about safe and unsafe exposure to the sun, and how to reduce the risk of sun damage, including skin cancer


Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give additional support with the scenarios activity if required and get the children to act them out to help them decide what the characters should do.


Pupils working at greater depth: Having looked at one or two of the given scenarios children could develop their own sun safety scenario to share with the rest of the class.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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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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