LI:To identify and understand why kindness is important 

so that I can lift someone’s self-esteem.


  • To define kindness 
  • To use sentence starters to express appreciation
  • To apply acts of kindness
  • Express appreciation to people in their school community.

Kindness improves our quality of life in our school as well as with family, friends and in the community. It brings people together. Doing good for others feels good. Showing kindness to others is just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else.

What are the benefits of kindness?

Why is kindness so important?

Children to think about what random acts of kindness are.

  • When you think of what kindness means to you, what words or actions come to mind?
  • What was the last act of kindness that you saw? How did it make you feel?
  • What was the last act of kindness that you received? How did it make you feel?
  • Now, can you think of the last act of kindness you completed? How were you kind to someone else? How did it make you feel? 
  • What would happen if you committed to performing at least one act of kindness every day?

Do you need to to be best friends with someone to show kindness?


                   Sentence starters

  • I really like your personality because . . .
  • I know I can count on you when . . .
  • I really appreciate when you . . .
  • Some adjectives that describe you are . ..
  • I am impressed by the way you . . .

Key words

  • sympathy, Tenderness, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Understanding, Unselfishness, Care, Compassion, Concern, Courtesy, Friendliness, Gentleness, Goodness, Goodwill, Grace, Gracious, Heart, Helpfulness

Children to record their sentence starters and discuss with an adult at home.

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PSHE – Monday 7th December 2020

Home Learning

LI: To consider the impact of webcams

so that I can begin to identify the advantages and disadvantages’

Introduction to lesson

Help children recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour online, as well helping them to identify ways of reporting concerns about content and contact. Discuss with your adult at home.

How can we stay safe online?

Discuss with your adult at home

How can you report something you are worried about online?

 Childline, CEOP, Police, teacher, parents/carers

Introduction to activity

Today, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of webcams.

Discuss with your adult at home

What is a webcam?

A webcam is a digital video device commonly built into a computer. Webcams can now be found on most phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. 

What is its purpose?

Its main function is to transmit pictures over the Internet. It is popularly used with instant messaging services and for recording images.

Now that you have learned about a webcam and its purpose, you can think of some advantages and disadvantages regarding webcam. Also consider links to internet safety. 

Advantages of using a webcam 

  • keep in touch with family/friends
  • Remote learning online (Covid-19)
  • Using video calls between classmates can also make group projects much easier (secondary school)
  • Privacy settings can stop other people from seeing your picture (always get consent before posting a picture of someone online)

PrivoeDisadvantages of using a webcam

  • Hackers can hack your webcam and control it (they can see you)
  • Sometimes when people meet strangers in chat rooms, they may move the conversation in a video chat – this can be dangerous (online predators) and you should consult with your parents. 
  • Young children may be tricked into conducting inappropriate activities with or sending inappropriate pictures to strangers. 
  • Abusers may threaten to send images, video or copies of conversations to friends or family

General guidance

  • Only use a webcam with people you know
  • Tell your adult immediately if you see anything you are unhappy with.
  • Always ask permission before you

Description of activity

Children will identify the main advantages and disadvantages linked to e-safety by creating a webcam safety poster.


What do you think is the biggest problem with social media?

PSHE-Home Learning

Monday 30th November 2020

LI: To extend my thinking through discussion

So that I can develop my understanding of ‘consent’


  • Good speaking and listening skills
  • Good concentration
  • Questions relating to topic
  • Confidence to contribute to discussion
  • Share ideas that are important 
  • Show respect at all times 

Introduction to lesson 

You will have a discussion around one of our school rules “keeping hands and feet to ourselves” and thinking about risky and negative relationships including bullying. 

Children to have a discussion with a parent/carer at home


Explain what is meant by ‘consent’, and what this means within healthy relationships. The definition of consent is the permission given for something. 

Consent is defined as an agreement made by someone with the freedom and ability to decide something. Under the law, it is the person seeking consent who is responsible for ensuring that these conditions are met. 

Consent has to be given freely and no one can be made to consent to something. It’s not consent if someone does something because they feel they have to. 

Consent is a word that means to agree to something, to allow something to happen, or to give your permission for something.  And if someone doesn’t have consent that means they don’t agree, they don’t want something to happen or they don’t give their permission.

Consent applies to all of us in lots of different ways.  You probably need a parent’s consent to stay out late, you might need a friend’s consent to borrow something of theirs and you definitely need consent to touch someone.

Explain that every action has consequences – an effect on something or someone. Consequences can either be positive or negative, and can have a lasting impact on people’s lives. Physical closeness without consent can have extremely damaging consequences for both people involved. 

Remind children that one of our school rules are

‘Keep your hands and feet to yourself’.

Description of activity

Discussion about ‘consent’. Use the following question to probe discussion:

What does it mean to give consent?

How do you ask for consent?

How do you know if you have consent?

What is the importance of consent?

When should you ask for consent?

Home learning-You can record answers on paper first and then have a discussion with your adult at home.


Is there ever a time were consent is not needed?

Key words

  • low self-esteem 
  • fear 
  • hurt 
  • embarrassment
  • problems trusting future friendships
  • problems forming new friendships


Monday 23rd November 2020

LI: To learn how to respond to cyber bullying


  • To describe the meaning of cyberbullying.
  • To make links between both form of bullying. 
  • To be sensitive towards others. 
  • To understand where to seek support and advice for bullying and cyberbullying.


Explain to students that during the lesson you will be talking about some sensitive topics that may make some people feel a little uncomfortable. You may find it helpful to establish some ground rules at the start of the session. Make sure that students know who the relevant people in the school are that they can talk to if they are worried about any of the topics discussed in today’s lesson. 

TP – Feedback their partner’s response

  • What social media do you use? (record on whiteboards) Ask pupils to think for a minute and count how many social media platforms they use. 


  • What is cyberbullying?
  • In what ways do you think cyberbullying can happen?

It’s not always easy to know what’s safe online and what’s not. Let us look at Staying Safe Online rules. It will guide you and help you to keep safe and to know what to do when things go wrong.

TP- What rules would you tell a friend on keeping safe online?

Staying Safe Online

1)Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. – Once you’ve put a picture of yourself most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)Never give out your passwords

5)Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.Speak to your parent or carer about peoples suggesting you do

7)Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.


We will look at 3 scenarios and you will discuss a solution to each problem and why you chose that solution. 

Scenario 1

You are in a chat room chatting with some people from school. Suddenly, the conversation gets nasty and another person says some hurtful things about your family. What should you do?

Scenario 2

You have received a nasty text message from someone in your class. What could you do to keep yourself safe and get help?

Scenario 3

Your parents have allowed you to get your own social media page. Some people you know from school have posted some nasty comments about your appearance under one of your posted photographs. What should you do?