KS2 English Recipe for a Family

Recipe for a Family

By the end of lesson 1, pupils will be able to reach a consensus on what every family needs using consensus maps. Children will discuss all different kinds of families and the important factors that each one includes. Children will understand what a stereotype is and what society views as a stereotypical family.

By the end of lesson 2, children will know the main features and layout of a recipe and be able to apply these to their own recipes.


Recipe for a Family

  • Respect everyone equally and fairly.
  • Challenging perception and moving away from ‘stereotyping’.
  • Encourage respect for other people.

Give children an acceptance that other people having different beliefs, families to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

Once all children have filled in their segment, they then discuss their ideas and reach a group consensus.
NB- If time allows, create an example map together, a good topic is ‘Weekends are for…’ as children will often list a wide range of activities they do and you can come to the consensus of ‘hobbies’ rather than football, dancing, horse riding etc.

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