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Actions and reactions

KS2,Upper Key Stage 2

Actions and reactions

KS2, Upper Key Stage 2
Fairness, Behaviour, Health and wellbeing, Relationships

Managing emotions can be difficult and knowing how to stay positive and support others is vital. Being able to verbalise our emotions and identify the feelings of others is a key part of healthy relationships.

In this lesson, pupils explore the impact of their choice of words and actions on themselves and others.

The lesson includes optional films featuring broadcaster and England’s most capped player Fara Williams on the impact of sexist and homophobic online abuse and Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall on the impact of 'tragedy chanting'.

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What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock 45-60 minutes

Learning outcomes

Pupils will learn to:

  • understand that people's feelings can affect their actions and reactions
  • consider the impact of our actions and reactions on ourselves and other people
  • suggest some ways in which we can manage our feelings so that we can make positive choices about how to act and react
  • consider how negative actions and behaviours of others can be challenged.

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Film: Fara Williams

Professional football players have an amazing job, but too many have had to deal with unacceptable abuse. Watch this film to hear from Fara Williams on this topic.


Film: Margaret Aspinall

Watch this film to learn more about how chanting related to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster affects families and how children might deal with inappropriate or offensive comments they hear in their own lives.

This film is optional and for year 6 pupils only, please review it before sharing with your class.