Sometimes as upper 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 for KS2 (but can also work for KS1) about how unkind words can have a lasting effect. At first reading it seems a little cheesy but I’ve used it with some pretty streetwise Y6 pupils and they loved it! The focus is on empathy and understanding the lasting damage a throwaway phrase or action ccan have on people.
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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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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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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)
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’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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