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.

Learning objectives

  • To recognise how others show feelings and how to respond to these
  • To identify their special people and how they should care for one another

Statutory guidance

  • Caring friendships: Pupils should understand the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.

  • Respectful relationships: Pupils should know the practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need extra examples of each scenario. It may be useful to create a Comic Strip Conversation about one of the scenarios to embed the idea that other people can think and feel differently to us.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should suggest a range of different ways of responding to someone who seems upset, angry, worried.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
RSE & PSHE specialist