BBC Teach’s health and wellbeing videos for ages 5 to 7

Four series of videos, suitable for use in health and wellbeing education lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 1 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at 1st Level in Scotland.

BBC Teach Ks1

These engaging series of videos, created by the BBC, help to introduce children to topics around emotions, relationships, wellbeing and more.

The four different series are:

  • PSHE Super Movers – four active learning videos, featuring songs and dances for pupils to copy, on topics like teamwork and self-belief
  • What’s my job? - a collection of short films looking at the jobs and careers people have today, including a doctor, architect, pilot and more
  • What makes me, me? And other interesting questions – fun animated films covering big topics like fairness, equality and identity
  • Feeling better – a collection of clips exploring different emotions, including happiness, anger, loneliness and worry

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • Children aged 5 to 7
  • Use with a whole class

Curriculum links

Although these resources are called PSHE resources, they are applicable to all four UK countries’ curricular, as outlined below.

England - RSHE

Mental Wellbeing

Pupils should know:

that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations

the benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness


Northern Ireland - Personal Development and Mutual Understanding

Personal Understanding and Health

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• their self–esteem and self-confidence; (KS1)

• their own and others’ feelings and emotions and how their actions affect others; (KS1)


Mutual Understanding in the Local and Wider Community

• similarities and differences between people (KS1)


Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 1 - Developing physical health and well-being has lifelong benefits. From this understanding, learners can develop positive, informed behaviours that encourage them both to care for and respect themselves and others.

Statement 2 - Supporting learners to develop strategies which help them to regulate their emotions can contribute towards good mental health and emotional well-being.

Scotland - Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

• I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.

Social Wellbeing

• I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

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