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 will 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

Statutory guidance

There is no specific statutory guidance for this lesson.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support:

Year 5: May need support remembering what they learned about in Year 4 and understanding why rules are particularly important in PSHE, especially when thinking about the more grown-up topics that they will be covering.

Year 6: May need help articulating what they felt worked well about their PSHE learning in previous years. Provide them with a list of things they have learned about ready to support them.


Pupils working at greater depth:

Year 5: Should be challenged to explain the potential consequences of not following the rules.

Year 6: Should be challenged to give sensible alternative solutions to any areas of PSHE learning that they feel have not been effective.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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