Y5/6: Families and relationships (Cycle B)

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 B): 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 B): Friendship skills

Exploring friendships and possible solutions to problems; learning that friendships can be stronger after an issue as happened.

Learning Objective

To explore the ups and downs of friendships

Y5/6 Lesson 3 (Cycle B): 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  To understand that respect is two-way and how we treat others is how we can expect to be treated

Y5/6 Lesson 4 (Cycle B): Resolving conflict

Learning how to resolve disputes and conflict through negotiation and compromise.

Learning Objective

To resolve disputes and conflict through negotiation and compromise

Y5/6 Lesson 5 (Cycle B): Family life

Learning that sometimes family relationships may make children feel unhappy and what children can do if this happens.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand that family relationships can sometimes make children feel unhappy and what they can do if this happens

Y5/6 Lesson 6 (Cycle B): 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 7 (Cycle B): 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)

Y5/6 Lesson 8 (Cycle B): Change and loss

Learning about the process and emotions relating to grief.

Learning Objective

To begin to understand the process and emotions relating to grief

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