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Year 5 PSHE Coverage Autumn 2

Keeping Myself Safe



Protective Behaviours Lesson 1

Feeling Safe


  • Understand words can hurt other people’s feelings
  • Understand how behaviour and language can have an impact on others
  • Know how to keep myself safe



Protective Behaviours Lesson 2

Feeling Unsafe


  • Know the difference between a fun to feel scared and a risking on purpose activity
  • Understand the importance of choice, control and time limit in making safer choices



Protective Behaviours Lesson 3

Body Awareness


  • Know that no one has the right to hurt children
  • Understand that we can talk with someone about anything
  • Understand that sometimes secrets can be unsafe and must not be kept



Protective Behaviours Lesson 4

Networks and Telling


  • Can say what the characteristics of a good friendship are
  • Know how to get help if they feel unsafe
  • Know to ask for help more than once if they need to



Thinking About Habits


  • Explain what a habit is, giving examples;
  • Describe why and how a habit can be hard to change.





  •  Recognise that there are positive and negative risks;
  • Explain how to weigh up risk factors when making a decision;
  • Describe some of the possible outcomes of taking a risk.



Spot Bullying


  • Demonstrate strategies to deal with both face-to-face and online bullying;
  • Demonstrate strategies and skills for supporting others who are bullied;
  • Recognise and describe the difference between online and face-to-face bullying.





  • Define what is meant by a dare; 
  • Explain why someone might give a dare; 
  • Suggest ways of standing up to someone who gives a dare.


Decision Dilemmas


  •  Recognise which situations are risky;
  • Explore and share their views about decision making  when faced with a risky situation;
  • Suggest what someone should do when faced with a risky situation.


Play, Like, Share


  • Consider what information is safe/unsafe to share offline and online, and reflect on the consequences of not keeping personal information private;
  • Recognise that people aren’t always who they appear to be online and explain risks of being friends online with a person they have not met face-to-face;
  • Know how to protect personal information online;
  • Recognise disrespectful behaviour online and know how to respond to it.


Drugs: True or False?


  • Understand some of the complexities of categorising drugs;
  • Know that all medicines are drugs but not all drugs are medicines;
  • Understand ways in which medicines can be helpful or harmful and used safely or unsafely.



Smoking: What is Normal?


/Would You Risk it?


  • Understand the actual norms around smoking and the reasons for common misperceptions of these.
  • Identify risk factors in a given situation (involving smoking) and consider outcomes of risk taking in this situation, including emotional risks;
  • Understand the actual norms around smoking/alcohol and the reasons for common misperceptions of these.