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Developing values


Developing values

Values, Identity

Before teaching this pack it is recommended that teachers read the General guidance for teaching PSHE.

This pack is all about values: what they are, how we form them and how people live by their values. Pupils share, explain and defend their opinions and beliefs. They discuss a range of personal opinions and beliefs and evaluate different views and beliefs alongside their own.

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock 60 minutes

Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • identify who or what influences their opinions and beliefs
  • describe how our opinions and beliefs effect how we think and act
  • explain why values are important to them.

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Film: Developing values

Our values underpin our decision making, but where do they come from? Daniel and Farrah explore the idea of personal values, and we hear from a variety of people about what their values mean to them.


Starter activity: Circles of influence

This first activity is a baseline assessment that is designed to show pupils’ current understanding of their personal influences. 


Main activity: Why do we think that?

In this activity, pupils are asked to show their understanding of how people and things influence themselves and others; they watch a short film and discuss how values influence choices and behaviour.


Main activity 2: Where do I stand?

This activity is designed to encourage pupils to think about their opinions on and reactions to a range of dilemmas. It helps them to recognise ways that opinions can develop into values.


Plenary activity: My values

In this individual activity, pupils reflect on their own values, and the influences that have shaped them.