Lesson 8: Physical health concerns

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

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand what happens when we are ill and begin to understand when to seek support

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

Health and prevention

  • How to recognise early signs of physical illness, such as weight loss, or unexplained changes to the body. 

Physical health and fitness

  • How and when to seek support including which adults to speak to in school if they are worried about their health.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need additional support with the scenarios and would benefit working together in a group with an adult. 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to give  a wider range of answers to the scenarios, for example ask for three possible answers for each question.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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