Year 1: 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

Useful resources for teaching Health and wellbeing

Useful resources for teaching Health and wellbeing

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Understanding my emotions

Understanding that we experience a range of emotions, pupils learn to describe their feelings and some simple strategies for managing them.

Lesson 2: What am I like?

Children learn the importance of respect, identifying their own strengths and qualities and looking at areas for personal development.

Lesson 3: Ready for bed

Pupils explore the effects of good quality sleep and ways to develop positive sleeping habits.

Lesson 4: Relaxation

Children learn two relaxation techniques: laughter and progressive muscle relaxation, and when each technique might be useful.

Lesson 5: Hand washing and personal hygiene

Children begin to understand how germs are spread, how we can stop them spreading and how to wash their hands effectively.

Lesson 6: Sun safety

Children learn the benefits and risks associated with sun exposure and how to protect themselves from the risks.

Lesson 7: Allergies

Children learn that certain foods and other things can cause allergic reactions in some people and what to do if they or their friend suffers an allergic reaction.

Lesson 8: People who help us keep healthy

Learning about people in the local community who help to keep us healthy.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources

Teacher video: Mental wellbeing

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Sarah Huggins

Teacher video: Physical health and fitness

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Sarah Huggins