Using Circle Time for PHSE and Citizenship: A Year’s Plan for Key Stage 2 Teachers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Using Circle Time for PHSE and Citizenship

A Year’s Plan for Key Stage 2 Teachers, 1st Edition

By Daphne Gutteridge, Vivien Smith

David Fulton Publishers

88 pages

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Imagine having a year’s worth of lesson plans at your fingertips…

PHSE and Citizenship in Circle Time is an invaluable resource for teachers and classroom assistants. Covering the PHSE/citizenship national curriculum for key stage 2 this practical companion provides a year’s worth of circle time sessions with photocopiable assessment sheets.

Based on the extensive teaching experience of Daphne Gutteridge and Viv Smith, the user-friendly lesson plans enable the teacher to confidently tackle areas including:

  • developing self confidence
  • preparing to play an active role as citizens
  • developing a safe, healthy lifestyle
  • respecting the differences between people.

Each lesson is linked to the Every Child Matters outcomes and the SEAL initiative (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Opportunities for assessment and follow-up work are clearly built into each lesson and pupils are encouraged to review their own learning.

This useful book is for practitioners who really want to make a difference in the classroom and are committed to stimulating pupils to think about issues on a personal level, in their community and globally.


'I am a Year Three teacher and often found it difficult to fit in PSHE/circle time in the busy curriculum. This book made it easy - with at a glance lesson plans that can easily be implemented with little preparation, it is certainly a valuable addition to a KS2 teacher's library.' - Customer review, amazon

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Circle Time Session. Do’s and Don’ts. Recording/Assessment. The Lesson Plans 1. Developing Self Confidence, Self Esteem and Responsibility for Themselves and Others 2. Preparing to Play an Active Role as Citizens 3. Developing a Safe, Healthy Lifestyle 4. Developing Good Relationships and Respecting the Differences Between People

About the Authors

Daphne Gutteridge has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and headteacher. She is now an Inset Trainer working with schools in Swindon.

Viv Smith’s teaching career spans thirty-five years. She is currently working as an Associate Tutor mentoring student teachers at Edgehill University, Lancashire.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General