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Primary School Covid-19 Recovery PSHE Programme

The Our Time Primary PSHE teacher guide is designed to support teachers in delivering the topics of mental health and mental illness as part of a Covid-19 recovery curriculum. What makes this programme unique is its specific focus on children who have a parent with a mental illness.

As well as supporting students’ overall health and well-being, this programme is also designed to support the development of the following skills:

  • Literacy
  • Written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Making connections between different subjects in the curriculum
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Developing empathy for others
  • Increasing self-esteem and confidence
  • Listening skills

There are four sessions in this programme, each lasting approximately 45-60 minutes, with the flexibility to shorten or extend the sessions to fit within your timetable. These can ideally be delivered once a week, across a half term. Sessions are designed to be engaging, interactive and practical.

This programme can contribute to your school’s overall health and well-being priorities and targets. It has been designed with current government social distancing guidelines in mind (as of September 2020). This is of course dependent on the size of your class and the space you are working in. In order to support your delivery of this, the accompanying resource pack has been designed so that sessions can be delivered in any space and is not reliant on the use of an interactive whiteboard.

Primary PSHE Guide

This PSHE guide provides you with step-by-step information on how to run each session within the programme. It’s packed with useful hints and tips and lesson plans, and it’s been produced in collaboration with teachers and mental health professionals.

You can view, browse and download each session’s resources using the resource library below, or download the resource zip files for each session using the links here:

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Postcard template (Resource A)

At the end of each session you can encourage all students to write a fact, draw a picture or write a question to Miss Rose to place in the post box. You may wish to print the cut-out postcard template (Resource A) to help spark children’s imagination and give them a starting point to work from.

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Session 1 resources: Welcome back (primary school)

Download all the resources you need to deliver Our Time’s first session of the Primary School PSHE Covid-19 Recovery Curriculum PSHE Programme ‘Welcome back’.

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Session 2 resources: Explaining mental health and mental illness (primary school)

Download all the resources you need to deliver Our Time’s second session of the Primary School PSHE Covid-19 Recovery Curriculum PSHE Programme ‘Explaining mental health and mental illness’.

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Session 3 resources: Looking after ourselves (primary school)

Download all the resources you need to deliver Our Time’s third session of the Primary School PSHE Covid-19 Recovery Curriculum PSHE Programme ‘Looking after ourselves’.

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Session 4 resources: Supporting others and moving forwards (primary school)

Download all the resources you need to deliver Our Time’s fourth session of the Primary School PSHE Covid-19 Recovery Curriculum PSHE Programme ‘Supporting others and moving forwards’.

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