Primary school children

Learning area 1: Who am I?


‘Who am I?’ kicks off learning by focusing on the pupils themselves before expanding out into the wider issues around careers and associated equality issues.

Pupils explore what makes them so individual – their likes and dislikes, the people in their lives, their strengths and weaknesses, and the groups they belong to. Activities celebrate similarities and differences between pupils and encourage them to dream. Download the teacher notes for the full lesson plan and guidance on how to deliver the activities.

Learning outcomes


  • know that there are similarities and differences between everybody
  • know that different things contribute to our identity, including our membership of different groups
  • describe their dreams and hopes
  • take turns in speaking and responding appropriately to others
  • represent themselves in pictures and words
  • understand that aspirations and dreams are shared by children of all identities.

Subject links

  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Art

Last updated: 15 Apr 2016