Year 1/2 Family and relationships

Exploring how families can be different, the characteristics and impact of positive friendships; learning that issues can be overcome, people show feelings differently and that stereotyping is unfair. Looking at conventions of manners and developing an understanding of self-respect.

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

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Y1/2 Lesson 1 (Cycle A) Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

Introducing children to RSE & PSHE as a subject and exploring how to create a successful learning environment for these lessons.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand what PSHE education (or the name used in your school) is and how we can help everyone learn in these lessons.

Y1/2 Lesson 2 (Cycle A): Family

Understanding that different people can be in a family and that families look after us.

Y1/2 Lesson 3 (Cycle A): Friendships

Developing an understanding of the characteristics and importance of good, positive friendships.

Y1/2 Lesson 4 (Cycle A): Families are all different

Understanding and respecting that each family is unique, and families can be made up of different people.

Y1/2 Lesson 5 (Cycle A): Other people’s feelings

Children learn how other people show their feelings, that people can feel differently to them, and how to show others that they care.

Y1/2 Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Getting along with others

Beginning to understand how friendships can make us feel and the skills needed to work with other people.

Y1/2 Lesson 7 (Cycle A): Friendship problems

Pupils develop their understanding that friendships can have problems but that these can be overcome.

Y1/2 Lesson 8 (Cycle A): Gender stereotypes

Beginning to understand what is meant by a stereotype and how unhelpful and unfair it is to stereotype people.

Assess your pupils

Assessment resources for use at the start of the unit to assess where pupils are in their learning and at 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