RSE and PSHE KS2 years 5 and 6

Further developing their understanding of families and relationships, pupils learn about stereotyping and conflict resolution. Learning to take greater responsibility for their physical and mental health and about puberty, including menstruation and about conception. Responsible digital citizenships is also explored further.

Useful resources for teaching RSE & PSHE

Choose your topic

Topics can be taught in any order but we recommend starting with the introductory lesson

Year 5

Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

A stand-alone introductory lesson outlining RSE & PSHE as a subject and exploring how to create a successful learning environment for these lessons

Families and relationships Y5

Developing an understanding of families, including marriage and what to do if someone feels unsafe in their family; learning that dealing issues can strengthen a friendship; exploring the impact of bullying and what influences a bully’s behaviour; learning to appreciate our individual positive attributes.

Health and wellbeing

Learning to take greater responsibility for sleep, sun safety, healthy eating and managing feelings; setting goals and embracing failure; understanding the importance of rest and relaxation

Safety and the changing body

Exploring the emotional and physical changes of puberty, including menstruation; learning about online safety, influence, strategies to overcome potential dangers and how to administer first aid to someone who is bleeding.


An introduction to the justice system; how parliament works; and the role of pressure groups; learning about rights and responsibilities, the impact of energy on the planet and contributing to the community

Economic wellbeing

Developing understanding about income and expenditure, borrowing, risks with money and stereotypes in the workplace

Year 5: Transition lesson

Helping Year 5 pupils prepare for the transition to Year 6 and the opportunities and responsibilities this brings.

Year 6

Introduction: Setting ground rules for RSE & PSHE lessons

A stand-alone introductory lesson outlining RSE & PSHE as a subject and exploring how to create a successful learning environment for these lessons

Family and relationships Y6

Learning: to resolve conflict, through negotiation and compromise; about respect, understanding that everyone deserves to be respected and about grief

Health and wellbeing

Learning about diet, oral hygiene, physical activity and the facts around immunisation. Exploring rest and relaxation and how they affect physical and mental health. Strategies for being resilient in challenging situations and planning for long-term goals

Safety and the changing body

Learning about: the reliability of online information, the changes experienced during puberty, how a baby is conceived and develops, the risks associated with alcohol and how to administer first aid to someone who is choking or unresponsive.


Learning about: human rights, food choices and the environment, caring for others, recognising discrimination, valuing diversity and national democracy

Economic wellbeing

Exploring: attitudes to money, how to keep money safe, career paths and the variety of different jobs available


Three lessons on the theme of personal identity, gender identity and body image

Year 6: Transition lesson

Helping pupils prepare for the transition to secondary school, including exploring any worries or anxieties they may have


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School Teacher

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