Year 4 Introductory lesson: Setting ground rules and signposting

Children recap their learnings in RSE & PSHE from the previous year and explore ideas for ensuring the class can work effectively in the year ahead

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To recap learning in PSHE from the previous year and how we can help everyone to learn effectively in these lessons.

Statutory guidance

  • There is no specific statutory guidance for this introductory lesson

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support remembering what they learned about in Year three and understanding why rules are particularly important in PSHE.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to explain the potential consequences of not following the 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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