About this unit
This unit looks at what it means to belong to
something, whether it be a community, class, club,
country, team, family, circle of friends and so on,
and the need to show that belonging through joint
activities or lifestyle, dress or behaviour.
The unit explores belonging to:
• a family
• a school
• other groups
• the local community
• our country
• the world.
People of particular life stances or groups will
be valuable in sharing their experiences and
showing any clothing and artefacts that signal their
belonging and pride in that. Where opportunities
arise for adding this feature to the lessons, make
the most of them!
Lesson length: Each lesson is designed to take one
hour. (Lesson 3 will take longer if the group works
outside to gather photographs.)
At the end of this unit most children will:
• understand the importance people attach to
belonging to a group, and be able to name a
religious and secular group.
Some children will have made less progress and will:
• be able to talk about the groups they belong to.
Some children will have progressed further and will:
• be able to explain why people belong to religious
groups, naming some