Y5/6: Families and relationships (Cycle A)

Learning that families are varied and differences must be respected; understanding physical and emotional boundaries in friendships; exploring: the roles of bully, victim and bystander; how behaviour affects others; manners in different situations and learning about bereavement. Q&A Teacher videos with PSHE specialists on the themes of Families and Friendships.

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

Useful resources for teaching Family and relationships

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Y5/6 Introductory Lesson 1 (Cycle A): Setting rules and signposting

Recapping learnings from RSE & PSHE in Year 4 and 5 and agreeing ground rules to help the class to learn effectively in the year ahead. Year 6 evaluate PSHE throughout their time in the school.

Learning Objective

To recap learning in PSHE education from Year 4 and 5 and how we can help everyone to learn effectively in these lessons

Y5/6 Lesson 2 (Cycle A): Build a friend - what makes a good friend

Learning what makes a good friend and why friends are important.

Learning Objective

To understand how to form and maintain positive relationships

Y5/6 Lesson 3 (Cycle A): Respect

Understanding respect and courtesy and how respect can be won and lost.

Learning Objective

To understand what we mean by respect and why it is important 

Y5/6 Lesson 4 (Cycle A): Respecting myself

Learning the importance of self-respect and how this affects happiness and decision-making.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand self-respect

Y5/6 Lesson 5 (Cycle A): Marriage

Learning about different types of marriage and the history of marriage in England.

Learning Objective

To understand the concept of marriage

Y5/6 Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Bullying

Learning about bullying and what might lead someone to be a bully.

Learning Objective

To understand more about bullying and how to get help

Y5/6 Lesson 7 (Cycle A): Stereotyping

Discovering what stereotyping is Year 5 will focus on gender and Year 6 on race and religion. They will think about how these stereotypes have come about and how they affect people today.

Learning Objective

To recognise how attitudes to gender have changed over time (Year 5) To explore the impact of stereotypes and how they can lead to discrimination (Year 6)

Y5/6 Lesson 8 (Cycle A): Challenging stereotypes

Children learn about stereotypes, how they can challenge them (Year 5) and share this information effectively with their peers (Year 6)

Learning Objective

To explore other people’s attitudes and ideas and to begin to challenge these (Y5) To understand stereotypes and be able to share information on them (Y6)

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

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