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Last Updated: Friday May 16 2003 15:16 GMT

England: KS2 Citizenship/PSHE

These are the guidelines for your area. The bold type indicates which content this lesson covers.

1. Developing confidence and responsibility

(a) to talk and write on issues
(b) to recognise their worth as individuals
(c) to face new challenges positively by collecting information and taking action
(d) to recognise, as they approach puberty, how people's emotions change at that time
(e) about the range of jobs carried out by people they know, and to understand how they can develop skills to make their own contribution in the future
(f) to look after their money

2. Preparing to play an active role as citizens

(a) to research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events
(b) why and how rules and laws are made and enforced
(c) to realise the consequences of antisocial and aggressive behaviours
(d) that there are different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties
(e) to reflect using imagination to understand other people's experiences
(f) to resolve differences by looking at alternatives
(g) what democracy is, and about the basic institutions that support it
(h) to recognise the role of voluntary, community and pressure groups
(i) to appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities
(j) that resources can be allocated in different ways and these economic choices
(k) to explore how the media present information

3. Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

(a) what makes a healthy lifestyle
(b) that bacteria and viruses can affect health
(c) about how the body changes as they approach puberty
(d) drugs that are legal and illegal, their effects and risks
(e) to recognise the different risks in different situations
(f) that pressure to behave in an unacceptable or risky way can come from a variety of sources
(g) school rules about health and safety, basic emergency aid procedures and where to get help

4. Developing good relationships and respecting differences

(a) that their actions affect themselves and others
(b) to think about the lives of people living in other places and times
(c) to be aware of different types of relationship, including marriage
(d) to realise the nature and consequences of racism, teasing and bullying
(e) to recognise and challenge stereotypes
(f) differences and similarities including cultural, ethnic, racial and religious diversity, gender and disability
(g) where individuals, families and groups can get help and support

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