Year 2: 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

Useful resources for teaching Health and wellbeing

Useful resources for teaching Health and wellbeing

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Experiencing different emotions

Pupils learn how to recognise and talk about their emotions and the feelings of others

Lesson 2: Being active

Pupils learn about the benefits of physical activity, describing how they feel after exercise and identifying physical activities that they enjoy.

Lesson 3: Relaxation: breathing exercises

Learning how relaxation affects the body, and breathing techniques to aid relaxation

Lesson 4: Steps to success

Children learn to identify their strengths and set themselves achievable goals

Lesson 5: Developing a growth mindset

Developing resilience, children learn to identify strategies to help overcome barriers and manage difficult emotions.

Lesson 6: Healthy diet

Learning what it means to have a healthy diet.

Lesson 7: Looking after our teeth

Learning how we can keep our teeth healthy; exploring how food and drink can affect our teeth.

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