Year 4 Families and relationships

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. Q&A Teacher videos with PSHE specialists on the themes of Families and Friendships.

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Respect and manners

Learning about courtesy, respect and manners in a range of situations.

Lesson 2: Healthy friendships

Understanding the physical and emotional boundaries in friendships, including relationships in a digital context.

Lesson 3: How my behaviour affects others

Learning how acts of kindness have an impact on others.

Lesson 4: Bullying

Learning about the impact of bullying and the responsibility of bystanders.

Lesson 5: Stereotypes: Gender

Exploring stereotypes in fictional characters and considering how these influence our ideas about gender.

Lesson 6: Stereotypes: Disability

Learning what disability is and that disability is not always visible. Knowing not to discriminate against those with a disability and that we shouldn't make assumptions about what they can and cannot do.

Lesson 7: Families in the wider world (free lesson)

Learning that other families, whether in school or the wider world, may be different from our own family and these differences should be respected.

Lesson 8: Change and loss

Learning what a bereavement is and how to help someone who is experiencing loss.

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: Families

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Kate Daniels

Teacher video: Friendships

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Sarah Huggins