Lesson 4: Resilience toolbox

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

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To reflect on skills they have developed to identify and respond to difficult situations

Statutory guidance

  • The PSHE Association advises teaching: Health: KS2: Health and wellbeing: Ourselves, growing and changing: H29. about how to manage setbacks/perceived failures, including how to re-frame unhelpful thinking.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the Activity: Resilience strategies list to help them with their ideas.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should articulate the importance of resilience by referencing the ideas behind a growth mindset and share ways in which they have shown resilience.

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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