Complete the worksheet about the
• The family is a basic unit of society, a group of people
living together who are married or co-habit or are
related by birth/adoption.
• A family provides a secure and stable environment,
good role models and appropriate routines
• They give encouragement and praise which develops
self esteem and confidence.
• Love and affection
• Food, clothing and other basic needs
• Culture and socialisation
• The structure of the family in the UK is
• There is a diverse range of family structures
• Where mum, dad and any children that they
have live together
• Either mum or dad who
raise child/ children alone
Blended or Step Family
• Following a separation from
a previous relationship
• When a couple live together
with children from previous
• All live together as one
• Fulltime or occasionally
• Where family members
of all ages may live
• There will be different
generations living in
Same Sex Family
• Couples of the same sex
living together and
raising children as a
• Family who have legally
adopted a child or children
• They will live with them
• Live as a family, often short
• What was the most common family structure
50 years ago?
• What is the fastest growing family structure
For your child study
• Investigate what type of family the child you
are studying belongs to.
• Comment on what effect this may hae had on
the child. For example culture, has a step
family affected the child. Does extended
family look after or care for the child, how
might this affect their development.
NEXT WEEK ( single lesson)
• Bring with you materials to create a wall
display showing family structures. You may do
this in small groups but will need pictures etc.
to make the display eye catching.