Lesson 3: Protecting the planet

Understand how reducing our use of materials and energy will help the environment

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand how reducing our use of materials and energy will help the environment

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L5. ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment (e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling; food choices) 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Could work from a reduced number of items for the activity, e.g. focus on electricity and single use plastic.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Can add their own item/s they would like to see a reduction in use of.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
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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