Lesson 1: What can I be?

Identifying long term goals and how to work towards them

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To identify long term goals and how to work towards them

Statutory guidance

  • The PSHE Association advise to teach about personal qualities Health and wellbeing: H27. to recognise their individuality and personal qualities and H28. to identify personal strengths, skills, achievements and interests and how these contribute to a sense of self-worth

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May want to record their ideas on a video or using a dictaphone rather than writing a to do list.

Can use the Activity: Person outline template to add their labels and personalised touches to them.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should give detailed SMART targets and explain how frequently they will practise each skill, adding milestones along the way.

Wrapping up

Assessing Pupils’ Understanding and Progress


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