Year 2 Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

A stand-alone introductory lesson outlining Year 2 RSE & PSHE as a subject and exploring how to create a successful learning environment for these lessons

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recap effective learning in PSHE education and how we can help everyone to learn in these lessons

Statutory guidance

Nothing relevant for this lesson

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support with articulating their ideas during the group discussion tasks. 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to consider the consequences of not following the PSHE class rules.

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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