Lesson 3: Gambling

Children begin to understand the different ways money can be won or lost through gambling-related activities and the impact this has on health, wellbeing and future aspirations

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To begin to understand the risks associated with gambling

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L23. about the risks involved in gambling; different ways money can be won or lost through gambling-related activities and their impact on health, wellbeing and future aspirations  and L22. about risks associated with money (e.g. money can be won, lost or stolen) and ways of keeping money safe

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Could be grouped together and focus on answering just the first three questions when discussing Sam’s dilemma.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to consider what people might find attractive about gambling and the risks associated with it.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
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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