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Free PSHE KS1 Teaching Resources for Primary Teachers

Learning about PSHE at KS1

PSHE at key stage one is non-statutory, but obviously children will benefit from learning about healthy lifestyles, bullying, relationships and all those other key topics which tie in with SEAL and Every Child Matters. There will be many opportunities across the curriculum to teach topics such as a healthy safer lifestyle including literacy and science, where pupils can learn about the food groups, or write about their relationships, and numeracy is an ideal opportunity to introduce the concept of money and how we manage our money. You may feel unsure about teaching these topics, but with the free resources available on this website you can be sure that you are teaching using resources developed by experts in their field. Most of the resources are designed to be used by non-specialists, and include plenty of support and guidance.

British Red Cross provides a brilliant section on First Aid, designed for Primary School pupils. Making them aware of First Aid and also how to perform it is vital for life in the future. This can be part of the course where they learn about healthy lifestyles (as it is about other people as well as themselves).

Circle Time

If you do have specific time allotted to PSHE (or PHSE/PSE/PSHCE as it is sometimes known) such as circle time, then try using some of the resources above to add a fun or interesting angle to the discussion. Circle time is the ideal opportunity for children to begin to learn to listen to others, accept that other people have different opinions and experiences to themselves, and to express themselves in a considered way. Exploring topics such as feelings, new beginnings or friends during circle time can diffuse situations and lead to a calmer environment, where children are less likely to argue or exclude each other from games and activities. Use the worksheets, games and activities for ks1 PSHE on this page to make the most of your circle time.


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Good communication is key to success as a student, employee or parent. Our learning and skills programme helps young people become better, more effective communicators.

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E-safety Support

E-safety Support

E-safety Support. It is a comprehensive suite of resources developed to help schools to meet Ofsted requirements by delivering a clear strategy that promotes shared (teachers, pupils, parents etc) responsibility for e- safety.

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Learn With Dogs

Learn With Dogs

Free downloadable resources that include information on responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs to help educate the dog owners of tomorrow.

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Go-Givers! Free cross-curricular and interactive PSHCE lessons for KS 1 and 2. A special ‘Olympic’ module has been added for summer 2012. Don’t miss out!

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Check out Sightsavers resources for KS1 and 2. They offer a curriculum linked i:care teachers pack and kids activity sheet; both can be ordered or downloaded for free on their website.

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British Red Cross

British Red Cross

‘Life. Live it. First aid education for children’ - helping you teach first aid

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Free teaching resources to help you develop informed, responsible and active citizens.

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Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

Free downloadable resources for Jeans for Genes Day, designed to bring your PSHE, science and genetics curricula to life. The resources include compelling films, teacher’s notes & worksheets.

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UN World Food Programme

UN World Food Programme

Learn about nutritious school meals and global hunger with the story of a Kenyan school girl named Molly, who can stay in education thanks to the meals she receives at school.

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Countryside Access

Coventry City Council will help Primary School Maths Students to learn the value of digits in numbers.

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Get Set

Primary and Secondary resources on the 2012 Olypics for Citizenship, PSHE and MFL.

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Trading Standards

Lots of resources for both Primary and Secondary School Citizenship and PSHE classes.

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Welephant is a site that helps make people aware about fire safety and can be used with KS1 pupils.

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Media Smart

Media Smart offers free teaching materials that can be used in PSHE classes.

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Road Safety

Road Safety contains resources to help with Road Safety week for Primary Schools.

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Fire Kills

Directgov’s Fire Safety section has good information and advice about fire safety in the home which can be used to teach Primary and Secondary School Children.

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Playground Fun

Playground Fun has a wide choice of games that children can play.

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Teaching Zone

Teaching Zone offers lots of free teaching materials that can be used for PSHE classes.

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Oxfam II

Oxfam II provides great activities and information on teaching children of all ages about diversity.

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PETA Foundation

Peta Foundation has brilliant resources as it contains videos, posters, images and so much more.

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