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PSHE lesson plans, activities and resources from an experienced PSHE adviser and author. Tried and tested in the classroom!

PSHE lesson plans, activities and resources from an experienced PSHE adviser and author. Tried and tested in the classroom!
Puberty bingo!
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Puberty bingo!

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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!
Managing conflict and solving friendship issues- PSHE lesson plan for KS2
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Managing conflict and solving friendship issues- PSHE lesson plan for KS2

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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! If you enjoy using this lesson plan please spread the word and please leave a review too. You might find my book Making PSHE Matter helpful. http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-1.html/
Banter or bullying? KS3 lesson plan and resources for PSHE
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Banter or bullying? KS3 lesson plan and resources for PSHE

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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. If you like this lesson plan please recommend it to others and leave a review. Thank you!
Anti-bullying week ideas sheet
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Anti-bullying week ideas sheet

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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. Need more help? You might like my book Making PSHE Matter http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-1.html/
Problems, problems- solving problems for KS2 PSHE
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Problems, problems- solving problems for KS2 PSHE

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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! If you need any further support for PSHE then you may like my new book Making PSHE Matter: http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-1.html/
Words can hurt! KS2 PSHE anti-bullying lesson plan
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Words can hurt! KS2 PSHE anti-bullying lesson plan

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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. Hope you and your pupils enjoy the lesson and if they do why not let others know by leaving a review? If you need any further support with PSHE planning and teaching you might like my new book Making PSHE Matter- available from Jessica Kingsley Publishing and Amazon. http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-2.html
All change! Six activities to help with transition from primary to secondary school
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All change! Six activities to help with transition from primary to secondary school

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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) http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-2.html
Happy collaborations! PSHE lesson plan on working together and managing conflict
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Happy collaborations! PSHE lesson plan on working together and managing conflict

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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!
Resilience Project- 6  PSHE lesson plans for KS2 anti-bullying week
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Resilience Project- 6 PSHE lesson plans for KS2 anti-bullying week

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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. Need help with planning and teaching PSHE? You might like my new book Making PSHE Matter http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-2.html
Being assertive- PSHE lesson plan for KS2
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Being assertive- PSHE lesson plan for KS2

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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!
Honestly! honesty, truth and lies lesson plan
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Honestly! honesty, truth and lies lesson plan

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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!
PSHE self-assessment three ways
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PSHE self-assessment three ways

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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. Please download, share and review. Good luck! Need some more help with planning and teaching primary PSHE? You might like my new book Making PSHE Matter: http://www.jkp.com/uk/making-pshe-matter-2.html
Tackling exam stress three ways
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Tackling exam stress three ways

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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. Good luck!
PSHE ground rules three ways
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PSHE ground rules three ways

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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. Please enjoy, download and share.
PSHE discussion three ways
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PSHE discussion three ways

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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. Please enjoy and share.