This KS1-KS2 thinking skills lesson enables pupils to discuss the people who help them. The activities reinforce understanding of people in the community: job titles, the jobs that people do and the social value of different professions.
The Starter activity is a labelling, memory game.
In the Main session, pupils have the task of selecting and ordering five professions according to what they believe are the most useful. The activity should be done in groups. The majority of the class will use worksheets but one group can use the whiteboard and print their conclusions. There is no correct order and the results should be used as a stimulus for a further discussion.
The Plenary reinforces the concept that all people have an important role to play in society.