Year 6 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

Useful resources for teaching Health and wellbeing

Useful resources for teaching Health and wellbeing

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: What can I be?

Identifying long term goals and how to work towards them

Lesson 2: Relaxation: Mindfulness

Learning about the importance of relaxation, pupils learn how to to use mindfulness techniques as a strategy to manage their emotions

Lesson 3: Taking responsibility for my health

Understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle, pupils look at taking greater responsibility for their diet, dental hygiene, rest, relaxation and physical activity

Lesson 4: The impact of technology on health

Learning about the potential impact of technology on physical and mental health, with links to the Education for a Connected World framework

Lesson 5: Resilience toolbox

Drawing upon the skills they have developed to identify and respond to difficult situations, pupils create a range of resilience strategies

Lesson 6: Immunisation

Understanding ways that we help prevent ourselves and others becoming ill and the benefits of immunisation

Lesson 7: Good and bad habits

Pupils learn how to take greater take responsibility for their health and that habits can be good or bad for our health

Lesson 8: Physical health concerns

Children learn where to seek support if they believe that they are unwell

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: Mental wellbeing

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Sarah Huggins

Teacher video: Physical health and fitness

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Sarah Huggins