Lesson 7: Good and bad habits

Pupils learn how to take greater take responsibility for their health and that habits can be good or bad for our health

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand how habits can be good or bad for our health

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

Physical health and fitness

  • The risks associated with an inactive lifestyle (including obesity)
  • The characteristics and mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle

Healthy eating

  • Characteristics of a poor diet and risks associated with unhealthy eating (including, for example, obesity and tooth decay) and other behaviours (e.g. the impact of alcohol on diet or health.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should focus on the positive consequences of a good habit and the negative consequences of the bad habit

Pupils working at greater depth: Should work with a greater range of consequences and make the link between positive and negatives for good and bad habits i.e. that they are often the opposite.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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