Lesson 1: Strengths and transition

Children think about their individual strengths and new skills they have to prepare for their move from Year 1 to Year 2.

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To understand their own strengths and to prepare for their move to a new class

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Write their new and developed skills as a list.


Pupils working at greater depth: Write their new skills as characteristics of an animal.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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