Year 1 PSHE & RSE

PSHE and RSE lessons in Year 1. This is Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, including mental health and wellbeing. RSE education is: Relationships education, Relationships and sex education. Lesson plans are organised around the PSHE Association's Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities, the new DfE guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education, the National Curriculum and Curriculum for excellence. PSHE education, including mental health and wellbeing lessons ensure progression in knowledge, attitudes and values, and skills – including the key skills of social and emotional learning, known to improve outcomes for children.


Autumn 1

Me and my relationships

  • Why we have classroom rules

Understand that classroom rules help everyone to learn and be safe.

Explain their classroom rules and be able to contribute to making these.

  • How are you listening

Demonstrate attentive listening skills

- Suggest simple strategies for resolving conflict situations.

Give and receive positive feedback and experience how this makes them feel.

  • Thinking about feelings

Recognise how others might be feeling by reading body language/facial expressions.

Understand and explain how our emotions can give a physical reaction in our body eg butterflies.

  • Our feelings

Identify a range of feelings.

Identify how our feelings might make us behave.

Suggest strategies for someone not experiencing not so good feelings.

  • Feelings and bodies

Recognise that peoples bodies and feelings can be hurt.

Suggest ways of dealing wih different kinds of hurt.

  • Good friends

Identify simple qualities of friendship.

Suggest simple strategies for making up.

Autumn 2

Valuing differences

  • Same or different

Identify the similarities and differences between people

Empathise with those that are different from them

Begin to approach the positive aspects of these differences

  • Unkind, tease or bully

Explain the difference between, unkindness, teasing and bullying

Understand that bullying is quite rare.

  • Harold's school rules

Explain some of there school rules and how those rules help to keep everybody safe.

  • It's not fair

Recognise and explain what is fair and unfair, kind and unkind

Suggest ways they can show kindness to others

  • Who are our special people?

Identify some of the people who are special to them

Recognise and name some of the qualities that make a person special to them.

  • Our special balloons

Recognise that they belong to various groups and communities such as their family.

Explain how these people help us and we can also help them to help us.


Spring 1

Keeping Safe

  • Super sleep

Recognise the importance of sleep in maintaing a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Identify simple bedtime routines that promote healthy sleep.

  • Who can help (1)

Recognise emotions and physical feelings associated with feeling unsafe.

Identify people who can help them when they feel unsafe.

  • Good or bad touches

Understand and learn the PANTS rule.

Name and know which parts are private

Explain the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touch.

Understand that they have the right to say no to inappropriate touch.

Start thinking about who they trust and who they can ask for help.

  • What could Harold do?

Understand that medicines can sometimes make people better when they're ill.

Explain simple issues of safety and responsibility about medicines and their use.

  • Harold loses Geoffrey

Recognise the range of feel

Spring 2

Rights and respects

  • Harold has a bad day

Recognise how a persons behaviour can affect other people.

  • Around and about the school

Identify what they like about the school about the school environment

Recognise who cares for and looks after the school environment.

  • Taking care of something

Demonstrate responsibility in looking after something

Explain the importance of looking after things that belong to themselves or others

  • Harold's money

Explain where people get money from

List some of the things that money may be spent on in a family home

  • How should we look after our money?

Recognise that different notes and coins have different monetary value

Explain the importance of keeping money safe

Identify safe places to keep money

Understand the concept of saving money

  • Basic first aid


Summer 1

Being my best

  • I can eat a rainbow

Recognise the importance of fruit and vegetables in their daily diet

Know that eating at least five portions of vegetables and fruit a day helps to maintain health.

  • Harold's wash and brush up

Recognise the importance of regular hygiene routines

Sequence personal hygiene routines into a logical order

  • Eat well

Recognise that they may have different tastes in food to others

Select foods from the eatwell guide in order to make a healthy lunch

  • Catch it! Kill it! Bin it!

Understand how disease can spread

Recognise and use simple strategies for preventing the spread of diseases

  • Harold learns to ride his bike

Recognise that learning a new skill requires practise and the opportunity to fail safely

  • Pass on the praise

Demonstrate attentive listening skills

Suggest simple strategies for resolving conflict situations

Give and receive positive feedback and experience how it makes them feel

Summer 2

Growing and Changing

  • Healthy me

Understand that the body gets energy from food, air and water

Recognise that exercise and sleep are important parts of a healthy lifestyle

  • Then and now

Identify things that they could do as a baby, a toddler and can do now

Identify the people who help them at those different stages

  • Taking care of a baby

Explain some of the tasks required to look after a baby

Explain how to meet the basic needs of a baby

  • Who can help (2)

Explain the difference between teasing and bullying

Give examples of what they can do if they experience or witness bullying

Say who they could get help from in a bullying situation

  • Surprises and secrets

Explain the differences between a secret and a nice surprise

Identify situations as being secrets or surprises

Identify who they talk to if they feel uncomfatable about any secret they are told to keep

  • Keeping privates private

Identify parts of the body that are private

Describe ways in which private parts can be kept private

Identify people they can talk to about their private parts