Y3/4: Families and relationships (Cycle A)

Learning about how to deal with friendship issues and identifying bullying and its effects, learning about the issues with stereotyping, considering physical and emotional boundaries and who to trust, thinking about how to support someone who has suffered a bereavement.

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Y3/4 Introductory Lesson 1 (Cycle A): Setting ground rules and signposting

Recalling things learned in RSE & PSHE in the previous year and setting the rules to help everyone feel safe in RSE & PSHE lessons

Learning Objective

To recap what the subject of PSHE is and how we can help everyone to learn effectively in these lessons

Y3/4 Lesson 2 (Cycle A): Friendship issues and bullying

Learning that friendships may have problems but these can be resolved.

Learning Objective

To understand that friendships have ups and downs and that problems can be resolved (Y3) To begin to understand the impact of bullying (Y4)

Y3/4 Lesson 3 (Cycle A): Healthy families

Understanding that all families are different and they love and support each other; if problems do arise, help is available.

Learning Objective

To understand that families love and support each other but sometimes problems can occur and help is available if needed

Y3/4 Lesson 4 (Cycle A): Stereotyping: Gender

Learning that stereotypes are present in everyday life and children's toys and books can reinforce gender stereotypes.

Learning Objective

To recognise that stereotypes are present in everyday life

Y3/4: Lesson 5 (Cycle A): Stereotyping: Age/Disability

Recognising that, in addition to gender, stereotypes exist based on a number of factors including age and disability.

Learning Objective

To recognise that stereotypes exist based on a number of factors

Y3/4: Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Healthy friendships - boundaries

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

Learning Objective

To begin to understand the physical and emotional boundaries in friendships

Y3/4 Lesson 7 (Cycle A): Learning who to trust

Identifying who to trust and why, and what to do if you don't trust someone or they break your trust.

Learning Objective

To understand why trust is an important part of positive relationships

Y3/4 Lesson 8 (Cycle A): Respecting differences

Respect and learning about the differences between people and families and the importance of respecting these differences.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand the differences between people and why it is important to respect these differences (Y3) To begin to understand that families are very varied, in this country and across the world (Y4)

Y3/4 Lesson 9 (Cycle A): Change and loss - bereavement

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

Learning Objective

To explore how we can help following a bereavement

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