PSE - The people who help us

2nd September 2011 at 01:00

What the lesson is about

This collection contains a range of lesson plans, worksheets, games and materials for displays to aid pupils' understanding of the world around them. The resources in this compilation focus on people who help us, such as the police and doctors, and what they do for the community.

Getting started

Topteach has shared a PowerPoint presentation on the police, suitable for a reception class. The presentation contains information and images on how to identify a police officer, as well as giving examples of what their role in society is. For images to display around your classroom, bevevans22 has uploaded a series of photos with printable labels.

Among the many lesson plans available on this topic, ZapRowsdower has uploaded one suitable for early-years pupils, focusing on the fire service, and Banks193 has shared a great week-by-week plan on the subject as a whole.

Taking it further

To incorporate role-play into the topic, cariad2 has created and shared a resource on opticians. The set includes posters and an appointment book for pupils to use when acting out the roles of an optician. Fuzzie has shared a similar set, but for a hospital or doctor's role-play area.

The PowerPoint includes room signs, ID badges, prescription pads and appointment sheets for pupils to use to gain a greater understanding of a doctor's role.

Browneyedgirl18 has created a worksheet that encourages children to identify and label the different parts of a fireman's uniform.

Where to find it

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today