Newswise has greatly enjoyed working in partnership with the Guardian Foundation and National Literacy Trust, with funding from Google, to deliver a range of news literacy training and resources for primary schools as part of the award-winning NewsWise project.
They are now delighted to announce the addition of three new PSHE education lesson plans to the suite of free NewsWise teaching materials for primary schools. These latest NewsWise lesson plans are linked to the new statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance, and cover:
- Managing feelings about the news (lesson 3) — a lesson that explores the emotional impact of news and gives pupils strategies to manage it
- Spotting fake news (lesson 5) — a lesson to help pupils understand the nature of fake news and its potentially harmful impact on individuals
- Understanding that news is targeted (lesson 6) — a lesson that helps pupils to understand that online information is ranked, selected and targeted and supports them to become critical consumers of such information
Access the NewsWise Lessons & Resources
The PSHE Association are delighted to publish an updated version of ‘We’ve got it covered’ for you today to reflect the new statutory guidance for health education, relationships education and RSE. These aspects of PSHE education will be compulsory from 2020 and the government published its new guidance recently, following consultation on a draft version last year.
‘We’ve got it covered’ is a handy, free guide which maps The PSHE Association’s PSHE education Programme of Study to the new statutory guidance. You will see from this guide that any school using their current PSHE education Programme of Study (Key stages 1–5) to plan high quality, regular PSHE is set up to cover the new statutory requirements, while also delivering vital economic wellbeing and careers aspects.
They are also making a few updates and improvements to the Programme of Study itself later this year – including added detail on what the new guidance means in each key stage, within the context of your broader PSHE programme. In the meantime, the current version certainly has you covered.
Download updated ‘We’ve Got It Covered’ Document
‘Giving to Help Others’, founded by The Team Margot Foundation and NHS Blood and Transplant, have created a new PSHE lesson to help spread the word about the power of blood, stem cell and bone marrow donation, and to raise the number of adult donors both now and in the future.
This free resource includes:
- PowerPoint lessons,
- comprehensive teacher notes
- and activities.
It will help your Key Stage 2 pupils identify ways that they can help others, whilst further exploring why adults choose to donate blood, stem cells and bone marrow.
This resource has just been granted the PSHE Association Quality Mark, and includes an optional extension activity for pupils to create a donation awareness campaign within their local community, to inspire others to get involved.
Download the ‘Giving to Help Others’ Lesson
Public Health England’s new Rise Above KS3 lesson plan pack on puberty, KS3 & 4 pack on dealing with change and KS2 lesson plan on transition to secondary school have received the PSHE Association Quality Mark for high-quality PSHE education resources.
These free PSHE resources are designed to help students understand and manage the changes that may happen as they transition into adulthood and learn about ways to manage and cope with these changes.
Each lesson plan pack includes:
- an engaging lesson plan,
- editable PowerPoint presentation,
- real-life scenarios
- and interactive videos,
which all aim to encourage peer-to-peer discussion.
Download the KS2 Transition to Secondary School Pack
Download the KS3 & 4 Dealing with Change Lesson Pack
Download the KS3 Puberty Lesson Pack
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has updated the guidelines on alcohol education in schools. New draft recommendations will support the Department for Education’s (DfE) plan to make alcohol education a compulsory component of personal, social and health education (PSHE) in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020.
The guideline, developed with Public Health England, advises a positive approach to alcohol education; inviting classroom discussion and wider school policies to embed a ‘whole-school approach’ to PSHE.
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Target Group: Primary and Secondary Schools (for Pupils, Staff, Parents and Carers)
Cost Implication for Schools: Yes