Lesson 8: Staying safe with medicine

Children learn how to explain if they feel unwell and safety around medicines

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand how to stay safe with medicines

Statutory guidance

  • The facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, alcohol use and drug-taking.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could focus their poster or leaflet around just one key message.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should design their poster or leaflet around several key messages

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress 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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