PSHE – Monday 29th June 2020


LI: To manage relationships positively


Many of us focus on the positive ways that people care for one another, especially in families and friendships. It encourages us to consider the most important aspects of maintaining positive relationships and reflect on how this can be challenging at times of change or uncertainty.


Pupils are supported to talk about close relationships, recognise how their special people care for them and show how they too can care for others. Also encourage pupils to express worries about missing friends and family, and consider some positive ways to manage these feelings.

Whole class discussion                                                                                                               How do you express your feelings about your family and friends?


Pupils to create a mind map relating to the points below.

Mind mapping — a visual representation of information.  It can help you map out new ideas, and have a better understanding of relationships and connections.

  • To identify people who are special to them.
  • Explain what makes them special and why they are important to them.
  • Describe how their special people care for them.
  • Recognise how they can show they care for their special people too.
  • To identify the qualities of positive friendships and family relationships.
  • Explain how friends and family show they value and care for each other.
  • Describe what is most important in a friendship or family relationship.

Home learning – create a mind map and discuss the points above with an adult at home. Please share your comments on the blog.


To recognise that friendships and family relationships may change for different reasons and how to manage this. Whole class discussion.

Home learning – discuss with someone at home.


PSHE – Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

Respect difference

L.I. To consider how we should show respect


This lesson will encourage you to think about difference and about social and cultural factors influencing who you are. It explores the notion of ‘difference’ as a source of the unfair or unequal treatment of many people. It aims to give an awareness of the diversity within groups within the wider community and to promote the realisation that discrimination often results in real practical consequences for many people.


What does difference mean? Define it in your book in your own words. It is important to be aware of differences and diversity within groups and the wider community and to challenge the acceptability of using difference to discriminate.

We have to consider how we should show respect so that everyone feels safe and comfortable. We need to consider what our ‘rights’ and our ‘responsibilities’ are. What do we mean by rights? Responsibilities?

Let’s have a class discussion using these questions –


• In what ways are some groups of people treated unfairly?
• Why are they treated unfairly?
• Why do you think some groups of people are considered different?
• Different from whom?
• Can you think of any instances where young people treat people badly or unfairly simply  because they are considered different?


Activity                            Difference and discrimination

Write a list of all the people who might experience discrimination or be treated unfairly, and the ways they might be discriminated against. This could be minority ethnic groups, disabled people, women, gay men or lesbians.

Home learning – children to record a list and share with an adult at home.

Extension Whole class discussion.

How can discrimination negatively impact on people’s lives?

What is the ‘right’ way to be and how do you know?

 Home learning – discuss with an adult at home.


PSHE – Monday 22nd, June, 2020

LI: To identify and replace “put downs” with “put-ups”


This activity, encourages children to consider the effect of “put-downs” and to think about how to express “put-ups.” To belittle means to put down, or to make another person feel as though they aren’t important. Saying mean things about another person literally makes them feel “little.” To belittle someone is a cruel way of making someone else seem less important than yourself. We can create positive phrases called “put-ups.” These both have an effect on classmates’ feelings and reactions.


Ask the children what they think a put-up is and a put-down is?

Before you begin the activity, have a discussion with students about “put-ups” and “put-downs. Explain to children that they will be classifying whether a phrase is a put-up or put-down.


In your topic books create a table and label it put-ups and put-downs. Have a read of this story below, once you have read the short story classify what you think is a put-down, record them onto your table and then change the phrases into a put-up phrase.

Each time you hear a put-down in the story record it in your book and change the phrase to a put-up phrase.

Home learning-record on paper and discuss with someone at home.

Heart Story:

Jane* had not slept well, and when her father called, she didn’t get up. A few minutes later, her father shouted, “Get up, lazybones!”

When Jane went into the kitchen for breakfast, her brother was just pouring the last of the cereal into his bowl. “That’s what you get for oversleeping,” he teased.

Jane dressed in a new combination she thought looked cool, but when her sister saw her, she laughed. “That looks stupid,” she said.

Jane changed clothes, grabbed her book bag, and ran out the door to school. She decided to take a short cut. “Hey, what are you doing around this block?” some boy called to her. “We don’t like your type around here.”

“You’re late!” the teacher said when she came into her classroom. He wrote her name on the board. Later, the teacher asked her to read aloud. When she said one of the words wrong, some of the kids laughed.

At lunch, when Jane went to sit down with some girls, they said, “No room here. You’ll have to sit over there.”

On the way home from school, Jane was running along and tripped over a crack in the pavement. She went sprawling down on the street and ripped a hole in her pants. When her mother saw Jane, she saw the hole before she saw the rest of her. “You ruined your pants,” she said. “I can’t keep you in decent clothes!”


Discuss how Jane would be feeling now that all her negative phrases have been changed into positive phrases.

Home learning-Discuss with some at home.

PSHE – Friday 19th, June, 2020

Family Portrait


Today we are going to talk about your own and other families in a safe and caring way. family means something different to each of us. Family is defined as a specific group of people that may be made up of partners, children, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. …


Family Portrait – Children will need to illustrate something about their family that is important to them. Something that might be important to them is the love they get from their family. To illustrate this, they might draw a heart. Maybe their family plays a lot of games, so drawing a game would illustrate something about their family that is important to them.


On paper, draw a portrait of your family. In your portrait, challenge yourself to show what makes your family different and special.

When the portraits are done, look at your classmates’ portraits and celebrate your gallery and the diverse, interesting backgrounds. Children to hold portraits up at their table and show them to other classmates.

Come back together and discuss the question below.

Did seeing your classmates’ portraits change your understanding of families at all?

Home learning-Draw your family portrait and discuss with someone at home why you think your family is special.


Can you identify one reason why your family is different and important to you? Home learning-discuss with someone at home why you think your family is different and important.

Compare different pictures to notice the differences between other pupil’s families.


Share a little kindness


PSHE – 08/06/20

Share a little kindness

What is kindness?

Can you think of a time when someone was kind to you? What happened? What did they do? What did you think? How did you feel?

Draw or write about it and share examples, highlighting how kindness can take many different forms.

Draw an outline of your hand on a piece of paper. On each finger you can write or draw an idea of how to be kind to other people.