Wellbeing: Being responsible

By Year 5, children are more independent so this topic focuses on the increased responsibility that accompanies this, including the responsibility to keep themselves, safe and happy. Through understanding how their actions affect the outcomes of a given situation, they see how they are in charge of their own destiny, whether it’s how well they make friends, what goals they achieve and even how they feel.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Wonderful Me! Taking responsibility for my feelings

Based on the 'Choose Your Destiny' story approach, children explore different ways of responding to situations, considering the possible outcomes.


Lesson 2: People around me > Good friends

Reflecting on the qualities that make a good friend, children create a set of instructions for building a friend.


Lesson 3: Meaning and Purpose: Going for Goals

Children look into the future and set themselves personal specific, achievable goals for the short-term, medium-term and long-term.


Lesson 4: Resilience > Embracing Failure

Pupils focus on trial and error maths problems to get them thinking about the positive side of failure, as well as learning about the achievements of some inspirational individuals whose failures led them to great successes.


Lesson 5: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain > Importance of Rest

After considering the factors which affect sleep, children create comedy video guides on how to get the best night’s sleep possible.


Lesson 6: Relaxation > Yoga

After going through a relaxing yoga session, children consider when, where and how they can use relaxation techniques within their daily lives.