Year 1 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. Q&A Teacher videos with PSHE specialists on the themes of Families and Friendships.

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: What is family?

Understanding that different people can be in a family and that families look after us

Lesson 2: What are friendships?

Developing an understanding of the characteristics and importance of good, positive friendships

Lesson 3: Recognising other people’s emotions

Children learn how other people show their feelings, that people can feel differently to them, and how to show others that they care

Lesson 4: Working with others

Beginning to understand how friendships can make us feel and the skills needed to work with other people

Lesson 5: Friendship problems

Pupils develop their understanding that friendships can have problems but that these can be overcome

Lesson 6: Healthy friendships

Understanding what friendly behaviour is and learning that being friendly to others makes us feel welcome and included

Lesson 7: Gender stereotypes

Beginning to understand what is meant by a stereotype and how unhelpful and unfair it is to stereotype people

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: Families

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Kate Daniels

Teacher video: Friendships

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