Y1/2: Health and wellbeing (Cycle A)

Understanding emotions, identifying our strengths and qualities, learning why we wash our hands and how to do so effectively, learning about the importance of sleep and relaxation for our wellbeing, learning how to stay safe in the sun and deal with allergic reactions, thinking about the people who help to keep us healthy.

Choose your lesson

Y1/2 Lesson 1 (Cycle A): Understanding my feelings

The children recap their knowledge, demonstrating their understanding of the key terms of the topic.

Learning Objective

To describe and understand their feelings To develop simple strategies for managing these feelings

Y1/2 Lesson 2 (Cycle A): Relaxation - laughter and progressive muscle relaxation

Children learn two relaxation techniques: laughter and progressive muscle relaxation, and when each technique might be useful.

Learning Objective

To know how to relax in different ways

Y1/2 Lesson 3 (Cycle A): What am I like?

Children learn the importance of respect, identifying their own strengths and qualities and looking at areas for personal development.

Learning Objective

To recognise and celebrate their strengths and set simple but challenging goals

Y1/2 Lesson 4 (Cycle A): Ready for bed

Pupils explore the effects of good quality sleep and ways to develop positive sleeping habits.

Learning Objective

To understand the benefits of physical activity and rest

Y1/2 Lesson 5 (Cycle A): Hand washing and personal hygiene

Children begin to understand how germs are spread, how we can stop them spreading and how to wash their hands effectively.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand how germs are spread and how we can stop them spreading

Y1/2 Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Sun safety

Children learn the benefits and risks associated with sun exposure and how to protect themselves from the risks.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand the risks associated with the sun

Y1/2 Lesson 7 (Cycle A): Allergies

Children learn that certain foods and other things can cause allergic reactions in some people and what to do if they or their friend suffers an allergic reaction.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand allergies

Y1/2 Lesson 8 (Cycle A): People who help us stay healthy

Learning about people in the local community who help to keep us healthy.

Learning Objective

To understand that there are people in the local community who help to keep us healthy

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