RSE and PSHE: Key stage 1

Pupils learn about families and relationships, physical health and mental wellbeing, being safe online and first aid and safety

Choose your topic

Topics can be taught in any order but we recommend starting with the introductory lesson

Year 1

0 lessons
Introduction: Year 1: Setting ground rules for RSE lessons
7 lessons
Family and relationships
Learning about family relationships and that families are all different. The characteristics of positive friendships and overcoming issues. Recognising how other people show their feelings and helping and caring for others.
8 lessons
Health and wellbeing
Identifying strengths and developing understanding of emotions and how to describe them. Learning about the importance of sleep and relaxation on physical and mental wellbeing and health and prevention issues around sun protection, effective hand washing and allergies.
8 lessons
Safety and the changing body
Learning about potential hazards in the home. What to do if you get lost, what is an emergency and making a call to the emergency services. Responding to appropriately to adults in a range of settings and developing appropriate physical contact.
6 lessons
Responsibility, community and democracy

Year 2

0 lessons
Introduction: Year 2: Setting ground rules for RSE lessons
7 lessons
Families and relationships
Understanding that families are made up of different people who offer one another care and support. How other people show their feelings and how to respond. The conventions of manners and developing an understanding of self respect.
7 lessons
Health and wellbeing
The benefits of exercise and relaxation on physical health and wellbeing. Understanding dental hygiene. Learning strategies for managing different emotions, setting goals and developing a growth mindset.
8 lessons
Safety and the changing body
7 lessons
Responsibility, community and democracy


Kapow Primary is an outstanding resource that every school and teacher can benefit from.

KS 1

So glad we found Kapow computing! It has great lesson plans and resources that even technophobe teachers are happy to follow. It was great to find an affordable scheme that did not rely heavily on one type of hardware (eg iPads) but that offers full flexibility.


Lorraine Somner

I love Kapow! It is easy to follow and provides a clear progression of skills between each year group. It has boosted my staff’s CPD and the children find the lessons enjoyable.

Subject Leader

I love the ideas Kapow have given me to further develop Computing teaching in my school!

Thomas Pitts

Kapow is very easy to use and gives great support and guidance at every stage.


It is such an excellent source for all of my art lessons. There is nothing quite like it on the market in terms of art and DT.

Paola Aldus, Head of Art, St Teresa’s School

These plans are really good, they stretch the children and also are modern and relevant. They are easy to teach. We loved the IOT work and have now passed our ideas for a SMART classroom on to our school council.

Elska Hughes

School Teacher

‘As a new Art leader, Kapow has saved me hours of planing and has provided me with different perspectives to teaching. The wide variety of resources has ensured that a vast majority of skills and techniques are covered. Moreover, the lessons are differentiated which allows all teachers to challenge the students in the class. I and all teachers at Portway Primary School are grateful to Kapow for the hard work and dedication.’

Arina Narbuntiene

Art subject leader

We have just bought into Kapow and it has been so easy to put it into our school. Everything is there that you need and its brilliant to help teachers gain confidence with skills they may have not taught previously. Resource lists for everything you need, all lesson plans are all there and easy to follow. ‘

Sarah Elmes, Woodhouse Community School

The lessons are clear and ideal for non-specialist teachers – you can’t go wrong! I really do think they will make a difference to the delivery of specialist subjects.

Heather Stirling Wood

Head Teacher