- To explore how we can help following a bereavement
- How to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice from others if needed.
- That there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations.
- How to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
Before the lesson
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Pupils needing extra support: Provide a puppet or other character who has experienced a The state of mourning or grief after someone dies. for the children to talk to. Give children the Activity: Prompt sheet to help them form their sentences.
Pupils working at greater depth: Could further develop the conversation they might have with someone who has experienced a bereavement and put together a short role-play.
Assessing pupils' progress and understanding
In this topic
- Assessment Y3/4: (CA) Family and relationships
- Y3/4 Introductory Lesson 1 (Cycle A): Setting ground rules and signposting
- Y3/4 Lesson 2 (Cycle A): Friendship issues and bullying
- Y3/4 Lesson 3 (Cycle A): Healthy families
- Y3/4 Lesson 4 (Cycle A): Stereotyping: Gender
- Y3/4: Lesson 5 (Cycle A): Stereotyping: Age/Disability
- Mixed-age Y3/4 Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Healthy friendships - boundaries
- Y3/4 Lesson 7 (Cycle A): Learning who to trust
- Y3/4 Lesson 8 (Cycle A): Respecting differences
- Mixed-age Y3/4 Lesson 9 (Cycle A): Change and loss - bereavement