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 unit - Year 1 and Year 2

After the 'Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE' lesson, the units can be taught in any order.

Year 1

Y1 Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE

A stand-alone introductory lesson outlining RSE & PSHE as a subject and exploring how to create a successful learning environment for these lessons

Y1 Family and relationships

Exploring how families can be different, the characteristics and impact of positive friendships; learning that issues can be overcome, people show feelings differently and that stereotyping is unfair

Y1 Health and wellbeing

Exploring personal qualities, strategies to manage feelings, the impact of sleep and relaxation on wellbeing, the importance of hand washing and sun protection, identifying and dealing with allergic reactions, people in the community who keep us healthy

Y1 Safety and the changing body

Learning how to respond to adults in different situations; distinguishing appropriate and inappropriate physical contact; understanding what to do if lost and how to call the emergency services; identifying: hazards in the home and people in the community who keep us safe

Y1 Citizenship

Learning about: the importance of rules and consequences of not following them; caring for the needs of babies, young children and animals; exploring our similarities and differences and an introduction to democracy

Y1 Economic wellbeing

Learning about what money is and where it comes from, how to keep cash safe, the function of banks and building societies, spending and saving and some of jobs roles in schools

Y1 Transition lesson

Helping Year 1 pupils with the transition to a new year and the changes that come with it

Year 2

Y2 Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

A stand-alone introductory lesson outlining RSE & PSHE as a subject and exploring how to create a successful learning environment for these lessons

Y2 Families and relationships

Learning that families are composed of different people who offer each other care and support. Learning how other people show their feelings and how to respond to them. Looking at conventions of manners and developing an understanding of self-respect.

Y2 Health and wellbeing

Learning: about the benefits of exercise and relaxation on physical health and wellbeing; strategies to manage different emotions, setting goals and developing a growth mindset and understanding dental hygiene

Y2 Safety and the changing body

Lesson collection: Developing understanding of safety: roads, medicines and an introduction to online safety; distinguishing secrets from surprises; naming body parts and looking at the concept of privacy.

Y2 Citizenship

Lesson collection: learning about rules outside school; caring for the school and local environment; exploring the roles people have within the local community; learning how school council works; giving an opinion.

Y2 Economic wellbeing

Learning about where money comes from, how to look after money and why we use banks and building societies.

Year 2: Transition lesson

A lesson for Year 2 pupils to help them with their transition to Year 3, and the changes that may come with this move.

Testimonials

I just wanted to let you know that I had a recent Ofsted inspection. PSHE/RSE was chosen. I could talk enthusiastically about Kapow and confidently show the coverage of the statutory elements- they were impressed. I love your schemes of work and detailed plans. So I just wanted to say thanks and well done. Also, would you consider writing schemes of work for EYFS?  This is something I would be interested in to ensure continuity throughout the whole school. Many thanks Mrs W (Mrs W, thank you. The answer is that yes EYFS will be available for RSE in late 2022!)

RSE and PSHE, Mrs W

Subject leader

Useful resources for teaching RSE and PSHE

Useful resources for teaching RSE and PSHE