Download free KS2 PSHE lesson plans on relationships
First News has teamed up with Family Action, the UK’s biggest family charity to create a free KS2 PHSE pack for schools. This series of new relationship lessons will help families cope with everyday pressures and support schools deliver age-appropriate lessons for 9-11-year olds on relationships as well as physical and mental health.
The new teaching pack is being released during Family Action’s 150th anniversary year, which it is marking with a campaign to get people talking about the everyday pressures on families. Family Action’s research shows that relationships and health were two of the top five pressures adults said were common in their close family.
The Family Action Schools’ Pack is designed for use with upper KS2 pupils (Years 5 and 6), but can be used with younger pupils at a school’s discretion. It consists of the following content:
- An introductory assembly with accompanying PDF slides (this can be used across KS2)
- A follow-up history lesson using original source materials to examine aspects of Victorian family life, and to draw parallels with pressures on family life today
- Three follow-up PSHE lessons examining family diversity, exploring family relationships and the pressures that can impact on these, and developing healthy ways in which to manage feelings and behaviour and maintain happy and healthy family relationships
Download the free Family Action Schools’ Pack here
The resource includes a lesson plan about how family life has changed during the 150-year history of Family Action. It explores developments such as banning child labour and school becoming compulsory, and is brought to life by stories about families from Family Action’s archives.
The guidance for teachers in the resource includes best practice on teaching sensitive subjects as well as providing support to identify and help children and young people who face challenging circumstances at home.
“Many of the families who come to us for help are struggling with common family pressures and with family relationships. The skills we gain in childhood about how to get on with people, resolve arguments, build friendships and recognise good family relationships stay with us into adulthood. It’s vital for children to learn how to do this well, to benefit them, and their friendships and families now and as they get older.”
Family Action Chief Executive, David Holmes, CBE