Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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Friday January 15th period 5 

 Hello Year 7 Thank you for sharing your important relationships with me. Many of you will consider your Family the most important people in your life and this week our lesson objective to understand family relationships in 2020 .

Family's lockdown adaptation of Les Misérables song goes viral

A family from Kent who shared a video of their living room performance of a lockdown-themed adaptation of a Les Misérables .

Pupil's response Friday 15th Jan

Leaning about the importance of families.

Task 1. Watch the You tube clip. It shows one family in Kent working together as a family in Lockdown to sing a song from the musical Les Miserables.

What does is tell you about this family?

What activities \games/new ventures have you shared as a family? (in Lockdown and before) 

Why is it important that we share time with our family?


Task 2 What is your definition of the word FAMILY? 

2 dictionary definitions i have found:

1. A group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit.

2. All the descendants of a common ancestor.


Do you agree? 

How about older grandparents that live as a unit without children? Or Partners living together with no children? 

Maybe it is more important to look at the words, "family values" These could be defined as

"the moral and traditional upheld values  passed on within a family such as fidelity, honesty, truth and love. "

Make a list of your family values.

And Finally...

Task 3

What happens when families disagree or do not get along? How well do you cope with this? 

Happy New Year 


This is a verse from the Bible. It is often read at weddings. 


It also introduces our topic for this half term.


Relationships: Families, friendships, negative relationships and prejudice, 


And also this half term the impact of the Lockdown on our relationships. 

PSHE is timetabled on a Friday afternoon.

Please send any work or projects to

Friday 8th January. Lesson One Relationships -an introduction. 

Starter - List all the relationships\connections  that you have. Close relationships; not so close; important ones; positive ones; not so positive; any one with whom you have what you might call a "relationship" with....(maybe you might include your favourite musician or Tv star?) 


Here's an example from my life: daughter, partner, dad, brother, sister, cousins, best friend, friends, colleagues, neighbour, my headteacher, Doctor, office staff, pupils, sporting team mates,  (musicians) shop assistants. 


Have a good look at the list you have written. Draw \or find an image of one of your favorite people from your  list. Highlight all the reasons you have such a good relationship with this person. 


This is my father. He is without doubt one of the most amazing people I have ever met and he has always had a incredibly positive impact on my life. What makes him so importat to me? 

He is always kind, he is always interested, I love his knowledge and his sense of humour, He encourages me now and when I was a little girl. He is aways thankful and never puts himself first 


Your turn.. 


Task 2. Why do relationships break down? 

Have a look at the list you wrote in the starter activity. Maybe some of the relationships you have mentioned are not so positive. 

Can you think of reasons that relationships don't always work?

  • lack of trust
  • dishonesty
  • lack of compassion and understanding
  • lack of knowledge
  • prejudice
  • lack of care 
  • lack of time
  • Judgemental...


Can you think of your own examples. 


What do you do when relationships don't work as you would like. 


We are going to be promoting positive relationships  this half term...both in our own community and looking at traditions and cultures in other countries and communities.