RSE and PSHE KS2 years 3 and 4

Pupils learn about families and relationships and physical health and mental wellbeing. The issue of influence and choice is explored and understanding of online safety is further developed. Pupils learn basic first aid and are introduced to puberty.

Useful resources for teaching RSE & PSHE

Choose your unit

Units can be taught in any order but we recommend starting each year with the introductory lesson

Year 3

Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

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

Family and relationships Y3

Learning: how to resolve relationship problems; effective listening skills and about non-verbal communication. Looking at the impact of bullying and what action can be taken; exploring trust and who to trust and that stereotyping can exist

Health and wellbeing

Understanding that a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity, a balanced diet, and rest and relaxation; exploring identity through groups we belong to, and how our strengths can be used to help others; learning how to solve problems by breaking them down into achievable steps.

Safety and the changing body

Learning how to call emergency services; responding to bites and stings; becoming a responsible digital citizen; learning about cyberbullying and identifying unsafe digital content; exploring influences and making independent choices; developing awareness of road safety


Learning about children’s rights; exploring why we have rules and the roles of local community groups, charities and recycling and an introduction to local democracy

Economic wellbeing

Introduction to creating a budget and learning about: the different ways of paying, the emotional impact of money, the ethics of spending and thinking about potential jobs and careers

Year 3: Transition lesson

Helping Year 3 pupils prepare for the transition to Year 4 and the changes that come with this

Year 4

Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

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

Families and relationships Y4

Learning that families are varied and differences must be respected; understanding physical and emotional boundaries in friendships; exploring: the roles of bully, victim and bystander; how behaviour affects others; manners in different situations and learning about bereavement

Health and wellbeing

Developing emotional maturity; learning that we experience a range of emotions and are responsible for these; appreciating the emotions of others; developing a growth mindset; identifying calming and relaxing activities; developing independence in dental hygiene

Safety and the changing body

Building awareness of online safety and the benefits and risks of sharing information online; identifying the difference between private and public; age restrictions; exploring the physical and emotional changes in puberty; the risks associated with tobacco; knowing how to help someone with asthma


Learning about Human rights and caring for the environment; exploring the role of groups within the local community and appreciating community diversity; looking at the role of local government

Economic wellbeing

Exploring: choices associated spending, what makes something good value for money, career aspirations and what influences career choices

Year 4: Transition lesson

Helping Year 4 pupils prepare for the transition into Year 5 and the changes, challenges and opportunities this brings


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Lower KS2

So glad we found Kapow computing! It has great lesson plans and resources that even technophobe teachers are happy to follow. It was great to find an affordable scheme that did not rely heavily on one type of hardware (eg iPads) but that offers full flexibility.


Lorraine Somner

I love Kapow! It is easy to follow and provides a clear progression of skills between each year group. It has boosted my staff’s CPD and the children find the lessons enjoyable.

Subject Leader

I love the ideas Kapow have given me to further develop Computing teaching in my school!

Thomas Pitts

Kapow is very easy to use and gives great support and guidance at every stage.


It is such an excellent source for all of my art lessons. There is nothing quite like it on the market in terms of art and DT.

Paola Aldus, Head of Art, St Teresa’s School

These plans are really good, they stretch the children and also are modern and relevant. They are easy to teach. We loved the IOT work and have now passed our ideas for a SMART classroom on to our school council.

Elska Hughes

School Teacher

‘As a new Art leader, Kapow has saved me hours of planing and has provided me with different perspectives to teaching. The wide variety of resources has ensured that a vast majority of skills and techniques are covered. Moreover, the lessons are differentiated which allows all teachers to challenge the students in the class. I and all teachers at Portway Primary School are grateful to Kapow for the hard work and dedication.’

Arina Narbuntiene

Art subject leader

We have just bought into Kapow and it has been so easy to put it into our school. Everything is there that you need and its brilliant to help teachers gain confidence with skills they may have not taught previously. Resource lists for everything you need, all lesson plans are all there and easy to follow. ‘

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