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Class 2




In this unit of work the children will



How can we be

a good friend?




Friendship; making positive friendships, managing loneliness, dealing with




• how friendships support wellbeing and the importance of seeking support if feeling lonely or excluded

• how to recognise if others are feeling lonely and excluded and strategies to include them

• how to build good friendships, including identifying qualities that contribute to positive friendships

• that friendships sometimes have difficulties, and how to manage when there is a problem or an argument between friends, resolve disputes and reconcile differences

• how to recognise if a friendship is making them unhappy, feel uncomfortable or unsafe and how to ask for support



What is





Behaviour; bullying; words and actions; respect for others



• how words and actions can affect how people feel

• how to ask for and give/not give permission regarding physical contact and how to respond if physical contact makes them uncomfortable or unsafe

• why name-calling, hurtful teasing, bulling and deliberately excluding others is unacceptable

• how to respond if this happens in different situations

• how to report bullying or other hurtful behaviour, including online, to a trusted adult and the importance of doing so



What are

families like?




Families; family life; caring for each other



• how families differ from each other (including that not every family has the same family structure, e.g. single parents, same sex parents, step-parents, blended families, foster and adoptive parents)

• how common features of positive family life often include shared experiences, e.g. celebrations, special days or holidays

• how people within families should care for each other and the different ways they demonstrate this

• how to ask for help or advice if family relationships are making them feel unhappy, worried or unsafe


What makes a




Living in the wider world

Community; belonging to groups; similarities and differences; respect for




• how they belong to different groups and communities, e.g. friendship, faith, clubs, classes/year groups

• what is meant by a diverse community; how different groups make up the wider/local community around the school

• how the community helps everyone to feel included and values the different contributions that people make

• how to be respectful towards people who may live differently to them



What can help

us grow and

stay healthy?


Health and wellbeing

Being healthy: eating, drinking, playing and sleeping




• that different things help their bodies to be healthy, including food and drink, physical activity, sleep and rest

• that eating and drinking too much sugar can affect their health, including dental health

• how to be physically active and how much rest and sleep they should have everyday

• that there are different ways to learn and play; how to know when to take a break from screen-time

• how sunshine helps bodies to grow and how to keep safe and well in the sun



How do we

recognise our




Health and wellbeing

Feelings; mood; times of change; loss and

bereavement; growing up



• how to recognise, name and describe a range of feelings

• what helps them to feel good, or better if not feeling good

• how different things / times / experiences can bring about different feelings for different people (including loss, change and bereavement or moving on to a new class/year group)

• how feelings can affect people in their bodies and their behaviour

• ways to manage big feelings and the importance of sharing their feelings with someone they trust

• how to recognise when they might need help with feelings and how to ask for help when they need it



What makes a

good friend?




Friendship; feeling lonely; managing arguments




• how to make friends with others

• how to recognise when they feel lonely and what they could do about it

• how people behave when they are being friendly and what makes a good friend

• how to resolve arguments that can occur in friendships

• how to ask for help if a friendship is making them unhappy



What keeps us


Health and wellbeing

Keeping safe; at home and school; our bodies; hygiene; medicines and household products




• how to recognise hazards that may cause harm or injury and what they should do to reduce risk and keep themselves (or others) safe

• how to help keep their body protected and safe, e.g. wearing a seatbelt, protective clothing and stabilizers

• that their body belongs to them and should not be hurt or touched without their permission; what to do and who to tell if they feel uncomfortable

• how to recognise and respond to pressure to do something that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable (including online)

• how everyday health and hygiene rules and routines help people stay safe and healthy (including how to manage the use of medicines, such as for allergies and asthma, and other household products, responsibly)

• how to react and respond if there is an accident and how to deal with minor injuries e.g. scratches, grazes, burns

• what to do in an emergency, including calling for help and speaking to the emergency services



What jobs do

people do?



Living in the wider world

People and jobs; money; role of the internet




• how jobs help people earn money to pay for things they need and want

• about a range of different jobs, including those done by people they know or people who work in their community

• how people have different strengths and interests that enable them to do different jobs

• how people use the internet and digital devices in their jobs and everyday life



What helps us

to stay safe?



Health and wellbeing

Keeping safe; recognising risk; rules




• how rules and restrictions help them to keep safe (e.g. basic road, fire, cycle, water safety; in relation to medicines/household products and online)

• how to identify risky and potentially unsafe situations (in familiar and unfamiliar environments, including online) and take steps to avoid or remove themselves from them

• how to resist pressure to do something that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable, including keeping secrets

• how not everything they see online is true or trustworthy and that people can pretend to be someone they are not

• how to tell a trusted adult if they are worried for themselves or others, worried that something is unsafe or if they come across something that scares or concerns them



Why should we

eat well and

look after our


Health and wellbeing

Being healthy: eating well, dental care




• how to eat a healthy diet and the benefits of nutritionally rich foods

• how to maintain good oral hygiene (including regular brushing and flossing) and the importance of regular visits to the dentist

• how not eating a balanced diet can affect health, including the impact of too much sugar/acidic drinks on dental health

• how people make choices about what to eat and drink, including who or what influences these

• how, when and where to ask for advice and help about healthy eating and dental care



Why should we

keep active and

sleep well?

Health and wellbeing

Being healthy: keeping active, taking rest




• how regular physical activity benefits bodies and feelings

• how to be active on a daily and weekly basis - how to balance time online with other activities

• how to make choices about physical activity, including what and who influences decisions

• how the lack of physical activity can affect health and wellbeing

• how lack of sleep can affect the body and mood and simple routines that support good quality sleep

• how to seek support in relation to physical activity, sleep and rest and who to talk to if they are worried