Lesson Bundle : Year 6 (B)


Lessons on a wide range of PSHE and Citizenship themes suitable for children in Year 6. Lessons include: Gandhi: Great Soul, Puberty: Don't Make Your Best Friend have to tell you!, Secondary Transfer: From the Biggest to the Smallest, You Can't Buy Anything with a Penny, Why do we Pay Taxes?, The Benefits System.

Gandhi: Great Soul

This lesson is about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and how he brought about change by peaceful means; one man’s campaign to overcome racism and injustice. Links: respect, equality, GROWTH MINDSET DAY

Cross curricular links: History, Drama

Learning Activities

  • Role play scenarios
  • Discussion: Racism and the law
  • Thinking about how to ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’


Hygiene During Puberty


This lesson explores how bodies change at puberty, focusing on changes to skin, hair and hormones that cause body odour, meaning that good personal hygiene is more important during, and following, adolescence. 

Cross-curricular links: science

Learning Activities:

  • Role play scenarios to practice talking sensitively to a friend about something related to their personal appearance or body odour



Year 6 Transition

This transition lesson for Year 6 helps children to prepare for secondary school. Follow Teefa as she organises herself and gets ready for the first day, considers how to keep safe, and sets herself goals. Links: schools, keeping safety, leavers, leaving

Cross-curricular links: Design Technology 

Learning Activities:

  • Designing school bags
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Developing study habits


Inspiring Stories: Young Fundraisers and Campaigners

This PowerPoint highlights the amazing achievements of young people who have campaigned for a cause they care passionately about. It is particularly useful when children are embarking on social action projects like the Go-Givers Make a Difference Challenge. Suitable for all KS2.

Linked assembly:
The story of Liam, winner of The Daily Mirror Child of Courage Award, is the catalyst for thinking about how we can help others in times of trouble, whether it be a coin from our pocket money, a little of our time, or a kind word.


Why do we Pay Taxes?

Through this lesson we learn how the welfare state ensures a basic level of care for all citizens. It includes the role of the Chancellor and how taxes are levied. Suitable for KS2.

Cross-curricular links: Maths

Learning Activities:

  • Being Chancellor for a day
  • Discussion about children voting
  • Survey of parental attitudes re. tax


The Benefits System

This lesson is a reminder that the benefits system is a safety net that is used by us all in times of need. The PowerPoint poses a number of questions on contentious issues to stimulate discussion. Suitable for upper KS2. Links: keeping safe, homeless, family, community

Cross-curricular links: critical thinking

Learning Activities:

  • Feelings timeline
  • Vote on benefit cut options
  • Avoiding misconceptions