Sometimes as KS2 pupils get towards the top of the school their relationship with the truth becomes a little more…loose. In this PSHE lesson plan children get a chance to explore truth and lies and the consequences of both. It’s not about lecturing or preaching, it’s about getting them to come to their own conclusions. This lesson plan contains straight-forward instructions, full lesson plan (no pre-planning, yay!) with activity resources plus learning outcomes and self-assessment. Simples!
This is a tried and tested lesson plan with scenarios and accompanying powerpoint on being assertive. Students look at the difference between aggressive, passive, passive-aggressive and assertive behaviours and their effect on others and what we want. There’s some simple role play involved and a chance to reflect on their own behaviours. This lesson is aimed at KS3 but I’ve also used it with KS4 and adults!
If you’re fed up with friendship clashes and having to sort out constant playground problems then this may help! A tried and tested PSHE lesson plan for KS2 on that helps pupils begin to solve common friendship conflicts themselves and and gets them to think about how to begin to solve common problems on their own without the drama! Tried and tested in Y4, Y5 and Y6.
Detailed lesson objectives, lesson outcomes and 18 different scenarios to try. Feel free to add your own!
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This is a short, fun activity to introduce the topic or help your class recap on the changes that happen during puberty. Enjoy using it as part of a lesson on puberty and growing up. Even the most reluctant pupils will be engaged and it takes the embarrassment out of talking about puberty. Have fun!
Lesson plan, presentation and short script for KS3 and KS4 about disagreeing respectfully when managing conflicts on and off line and fits well with my lesson on assertiveness. The lesson plan gives students the opportunity to practise listening skills, act out a discussion that goes wrong and work through steps to disagreeing peacefully. The steps are based on mediation steps and help students develop skills to manage discussions and arguments. These skills will help in their own relationships off and on line and also contribute to English skills of debate and persuasion. Have fun with this!
In this PSHE lesson plan KS2 pupils get to explore and practise skills around being assertive and the difference between assertive, passive and aggressive (including passive aggressive). This will help pupils identify their own strengths and weaknesses in managing conflict and changing relationships. In the safe environment of the classroom they get to practise the skills of being assertive and learn how this can lead to a win win outcome. This lesson plan has been written and extensively tested by an experienced PSHE specialist. If you use it in the classroom please leave a review for others. Thank you and enjoy!
A detailed lesson plan and powerpoint for Key Stage Three that gets to the heart of the difference between friendly banter, ignorant banter and malicious banter.
Students have the opportunity to explore when banter goes too far and how to stop it as a bystander or as the one at the centre.
perfect for non-specialist teachers and tutors.
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This lesson plan is for upper KS2. As friendships start to change the conflicts and upsets that children experience can seem all-consuming. This tried and tested lesson plan offers pupils the chance to develop some problem-solving and conflict resolution skills that they can use themselves in class and in the playground. Hopefully no more spending half the afternoon unravelling the issues from lunchtime play!
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Exam season is here! If you’ve tried and the breathing and mindfulness stuff with your pupils and they’re still stressing out, then have a go at these three techniques.
One topic, one sheet of A4, three ways.
This lesson plan for upper KS2 is about getting children to think about how they work together, make decisions together and manage conflict. They will have the opportunity to think about how they usually make decisions and how to work in a group. Perfect for those groups that find it hard to work together or need practice in solving problems independently!
This is a tried and tested lesson plan for KS2 (but can also work for KS1) about how unkind words can have a lasting effect. The focus is on empathy and understanding the lasting damage a throwaway phrase or action can have on people. The lesson ends with creating a bright, beautiful heart full of love!
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I’ve created three sets of daily mini PSHE session plans that are designed to be used online or face to face with KS2 children. The activities are simple, fun and easy to do and best of all require no planning or additional resources from the teacher!
This resource comprises three sets of slides (three weeks’ worth) with one day per slide :
Week One- Brilliant Me
Week Two- Brilliant Friends
Week Three- Brilliant World
Plus one side of teacher notes for the whole resources. Use to start or end the day together. The session can be used with face to face learning but are designed primarily to be used when virtually.
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Moving up to secondary school can be an exciting but daunting time. While the children definitely feel ready to move on they may start to have wobbles as the time draws nearer to leave primary school and move from being big fish in a small pond to tiddlers in the sea of secondary school. The following activities are designed to help children work through any fears they have and to get mentally organized for the next step in their school careers. All last around 15 minutes so you can fit them in around the school day. I hope your children enjoy them. Don’t forget to leave a review.
These activities were designed by the author of Making PSHE Matter (Jessica Kingsley Publishing)
Discussion in PSHE is a brilliant way of getting pupils to think, question and share so why are you doing all the hard work? With these three simple ideas you can get groups of pupils leading their own discussions while you observe, support and make suggestions. Simples.
One topic, one sheet of A4 , three ways.
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Quite a few teachers have asked for some ideas for anti-bullying week so I’ve put together a lost of some simple tried and tested ideas. This isn’t a set of lesson plans but rather a springboard to get your thinking about how you could use some of the activities in your school but of course you’ll add your own flavour!
As always with any PSHE-related activities it’s best to plan them as a part of a spiral programme running throughout the school but sometimes we just need a bit of a helping hand!
Don’t forget to maintain that balance of knowledge, skills and understanding.
Have a great anti-bullying week.
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Lesson plan for Year 6 on moving to secondary school which will help open up discussions about fears and anxieties particularly at this unique time when many children have not been in school and lost the feeling of school routine.
As a bonus I’ve added in six more short activities dealing with transitions and a quick guide on creating ground rules.
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Six session module on resilience, managing conflict. Full lesson plans, additional resources, teacher guide- perfect for the non-specialist. Use in class or for nuture or social skills group.
Fully comprehensive teacher guide and six detailed lesson plans tried and tested by an experienced PSHE teacher and trainer covering topics including managing conflict, assertiveness, kind and unkind words, solving problems and managing risk. Each lesson contains a warm up game, main activity, wrap up and take away thoughts plus detailed objectives and pupil outcomes and can be led by the class teacher or TA. The lessons can be used with the whole class, smaller groups, nurture groups or single sex groups. Use them in order or dip into them when you need.
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If you or your colleague find assessing PSHE a bit of a headache then try these three really simple self-assessment techniques. They can be used in pretty much any PSHE topic and require very little planning or input. Use them more than once and your pupils will become more confident in using them.
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It's important to have ground rules in place to protect and support you and your pupils. Spend ten minutes at the beginning of a topic creating some class or group ground rules and feel more confident in leading your sessions. Perfect for non-specialists and new teachers.
One topics, one sheet of A4, three ways.
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