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What to do about worry

 What to do about worry Year 6 lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help students to identify worry and actions they can take if they feel worried.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, videos and activities, students will identify what worry might feel or look like and describe different actions that a person can take if they are worried.

  

Social Media

 Social media Year lesson plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support students to explore the topic of social media and learn actions a person can take to look after their wellbeing online and offline.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, videos and activities, students explore social media, evaluate how social media might impact wellbeing and understand the importance of balancing online and offline activity. 

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Sleep

 

Sleep lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encourage students to explore the benefits of sleep on the brain and the body as well as learn strategies for better quality sleep.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, videos and activities, students discover the importance of sleep and learn about simple actions that can improve a person’s quality of sleep.

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Dealing with change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, students explore the nature of change.

Using peer-to-peer discussion and activities, students will explore the nature of change, identify challenges that can arise in managing changing situations and learn where to get support

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Transition to Secondary School

Transition to secondary school lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help students consider the transition to secondary school and identify some of the challenges that can arise.

Using peer-to-peer discussion and activities, students will explore the transition to secondary school.

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Puberty

Puberty lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, students learn the physical and emotional aspects of puberty.

Using peer-to-peer discussion and activities, students will be encouraged to examine the impact of puberty and find ways in which they can seek support if they are finding puberty challenging.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying lesson plan pack

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, students identify what being bullied means and the emotional impact it can have on someone.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, scenarios and videos, students explore different situations in which people can treat others in a negative way, as well as discover strategies to deal with hurtful types of behaviour.

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Smoking

 

Smoking lesson plan pack

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Encourage students to explore the reasons why they should choose not to smoke and how to resist peer pressure to do so.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, videos and activities, students talk about scenarios where young people are encouraged or pressured to smoke and identify techniques for resisting this pressure.

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Online stress and FOMO

 FOMO lesson plan packIn this lesson, students explore the impact of using social media and the stresses it can cause, including FOMO ('fear of missing out').

 

Using peer-to-peer activities based on Rise Above films, students will discuss how they might manage any online stress and understand the importance of asking for help when needed.

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Alcohol

Alcohol lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, students explore the reasons why some young people choose to drink alcohol and the impact this can have on them.

 

Using peer-to-peer discussion, scenarios and videos, students will be encouraged to identify and assess the risks associated with underage or irresponsible drinking, and how to deal with pressure from peers.

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Exam stress

Exam stress lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, students identify the signs and symptoms of exam stress and develop strategies to help them manage it.

 

Using the concept of designing an 'exam buddy' app, students develop helpful strategies for managing their own exam stress and learn how to be supportive of friends who may also be experiencing stress.

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Body image in a digital world

 Body image lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encourage students to explore what body image is, how social media can impact it and ways to reduce stress or anxiety caused by online pressures.

 

Using peer-to-peer discussion and activities, students discuss the impact of social media on body image and identify techniques for minimising stress that may arise from negative body image.

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Forming positive relationships

Relationships lesson plan pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this lesson, students examine the nature of friendships, identify some of the challenges that can arise and how to provide effective peer support.

 

Using peer-to-peer discussion, scenarios and videos, students explore what makes a good friend and discuss strategies for dealing with difficult social situations.

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