Curriculum KS1 & 2
Curriculum and Resources Key Stages 1 & 2
There are a range of resources available to Buckinghamshire schools to support aspects of the PSHE curriculum, and sign posts to trusted services for children and families promoting the vital Public Health, Safeguarding and Equalities agendas. Please see links below.
As part of good quality PSHE provision it is important that children know where to access help both now and in the future. Please see links below.
The PSHE curriculum
The DfE has introduced a new statutory Relationships and Health Education curriculum to be implemented by September 2020. Sex Education at primary has not been mandated however it is recognised as good practice to provide this. Economic Education is part of the non-statutory aspect of PSHE, however schools are expected to offer this along with mandated careers and financial education.
Please see below recommended resources to use to support the PSHE curriculum. The linked resources are suggestions to support your PSHE curriculum. It is for your school to decide whether these are appropriate to use with your pupils.
The National linking Network has a wide range of free resources that explores identity, belonging, diversity and equality and can be used for a wide range of lessons supporting the statutory Relationships curriculum.
Families and people who help me, and caring friendships
There are some great books and stories to use in the classroom - the school linking network link above has a list of books to explore family and friendships. The old SEAL materials can be useful too.
Equaliteach have a section of downloadable resources to support the teaching of equality. ‘Outside the box’ and ‘All inclusive’ address challenging gender and disability stereotypes and promoting respect and equality for all.
Equaliteach (scroll down to the middle of the page for free downloadable resources)
You may wish to explore what happens when friendships are not respectful and address bullying issues as part of this aspect of the relationships curriculum. The Anti Bullying Alliance provides packs for schools to support national Anti-Bullying week. Anti-Bullying Primary toolkit
There are lots of resources and guidance on the two web pages referenced below. It is important to ensure parents aware of guidance and where to go for help.
ParentZone (See Resources for schools)
PANTS ( the underwear rule) is a well-used and trusted resource to teacher younger children about privacy and supports self-safeguarding from potential abuse.
Some purchased schemes have built in Sex education lessons. Please ensure you highlight these as part of your Sex Education offer. Some schools prefer to use a separate resource. The Christopher Winter Project is PSHE Association Quality Assured and used by several schools in Bucks. Please let me know if you would like to get in touch with a school using this.
The PSHE Association have published updated a series of lesson plans and activities for KS1 & KS2 and teacher guidance. These are free resources; members of the PSHE Association get access to PowerPoint slides to support delivery in class. Mental Health guidance and lesson plans PSHE Association.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have produced a toolkit complete with lessons and assemblies mainly aimed at year 5 and 6. There is guidance for teachers. The main webpage has a wealth of information. Anna Freud Mental Schools in Mind resources
Designed for primary school children, this webpage below has lesson plan and assemblies to support children to understand the link between physical and mental health Children’s mental health week resources
The Everlief Foundation has a playlist of videos to explain stress aimed at 10 – 13 year olds.
You can also access the old SEAL materials here, which cover a range of focused lessons with materials to support social and emotional wellbeing for Reception to Year 6 pupils Mentally Healthy Schools resources
This Rise Above - Public Health England lesson looks at change and transition to secondary school and is designed to be used for year 6 pupils. Please read the guidance first Rise Above transition to secondary
Internet safety and harms
This resource is PSHE Association Approved and contains lesson plans and PowerPoints to support critical thinking for upper KS2 pupils Childnet Trust Me resources
Share Aware resources are designed for primary aged pupils and you will need to decide what age group to use them with based on the knowledge and context of your pupils. There are several lesson themes including addressing how advertising influences our choices and also deal s with advertising and body image. NSPCC share aware
Smartie the Penguin can be found on the ThinkUKnow website and is designed for pupils aged 3 – 7. Childnet Smartie the Penguin
There is age appropriate video games on the Think You Know website that could be used as a whole class activity and they cover arrange of issues to support children to be safe internet users. ThinkUKnow
Also on the ThinkUKnow website is a page for professionals and a series of age appropriate videos to use in the classroom to support online safety. This resource is aimed at 4-7 year olds and covers pop ups and in app purchasing, inappropriate websites and cyberbullying
Be Internet Legends is a free resource for KS2 pupils and covers all aspects of internet safety for 7 – 11 year olds. Parentzone be internet legends
The National Literacy Trust , Google and the PSHE Association have produced a series of lessons for KS2 to help develop pupils develop the critical thinking skills needed to thrive in a digital world. These lessons can be part of PSHE or incorporated into literacy plans. Newswise resources
Physical health and fitness
Please see below resources published by Public Health England and the NHS supporting physical activity to use in the classroom. There are lots of resources available so take the opportunity to look around the sites.
The Primary Stars webpage is excellent for a wide range of cross curricula activities / health and fitness related lesson plans and activities. There is a specific PSHE section with materials aimed at Reception/KS 1 and KS2. You need to sign up for a free log in.
Resources published by Public Health England NHS supporting healthy snacking to use in the classroom. There are other resources available so take the opportunity to look around the sites.
There are activities for reception, KS1 and KS2 which can be used in the classroom which focus on a healthy approach to food and daily routines.
Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
'Confidence to deliver drug and alcohol education' for primary schools (£125 +VAT) is PSHE Association quality assured and produced by The Christopher Winter Project. Christopher Winter resources relationships and sex education
Mentor ADEPIS is a reputable and well known organisation has free resources to support drug and alcohol education. Please take a look around the site for KS2 materials and a wealth of information. Mentor Adepis resources for schools
Public Health England's e-Bug teaching resource has lessons on microorganisms, spread of infection, antibiotics, vaccinations and more. Junior section will take you to a page where the toolbar at the top gives access to separate KS1 and KS2 materials .e-bug resources
Drink Aware have resources for teachers to use in the classroom and are PSHE Association assured. drink aware resources - primary
Basic first aid
The Red Cross have a range of resources to support the teaching of first aid to primary aged pupils.
St John’s Ambulance has free resources for teachers.
Living in the wider world/ economic education
It is important that children understand how they can support looking after the planet. Learning about global issues and supporting children to understand some of the information given in the media and from climate change organisations can be rather overwhelming. The focus for children needs to be on what they can do in everyday life to support better choices that are good for the environment.
The Earth Day web page is a USA based resource which has information on climate change and how young people can make changes in their everyday life . The video links are to YouTube and some are Ted Ed talks .Earth Day climate change resources
Young People’s Trust for the environment had a series of lesson plans and information on the environment.Young People's trust for teachers
Campaign against climate change has lots of links to useful resources and information.Campaign climate change - resources
The Young Enterprise webpage has resources for primary pupils. There is a free log in to the Teacher Hub. Young Enterprise teacher hub
The following webpages have free resources for primary schools and have been produced by financial institutions to support primary education
Values - money and me resources (quality assured by Pfeg)