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

Statutory guidance

Respectful relationships: Pupils should know about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need additional adult support while watching the film clip including checking their understanding and stressing how the issue was resolved to ensure they are not upset by any of the content of the clip.

During the role play, children needing support could take on a role jointly with another child. They could be given time to discuss their answer out of character before returning to the role play seat to give their answer.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could take on roles during the role playing and ask more complex questions during this activity.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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