1st Edition

Using Circle Time for PHSE and Citizenship
A Year’s Plan for Key Stage 2 Teachers

ISBN 9780415445924
Published April 7, 2008 by David Fulton Publishers
88 Pages

USD $42.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.


'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