Lesson : Caring for Our Community


In this lesson children are introduced to the words ‘philanthropist’ and ‘charity’ and think about the role they play in helping to care for people. Which charities do the children think are most important, how can they help care for people in their community and why is this important?

Cross-curricular links: literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Creating a ‘community web’ with wool to demonstrate how tight bonds bind communities together
  • Categorising everyday items as ‘essential’ or ‘desirable’ to explore wants and needs
  • Creating a philanthropist super-hero!
  • Surveying members of the community