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Skills Practice in PSE

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Designed to help students make more effective use of PSE lessons through practising and developing their PSE skills. Activities explore a range of issues and encourage students to express their understanding and opinions.

Skills include: Learning to work as part of a group; Learning to empathise through roleplay; Improving presentation skills; Developing discussion skills; Using brainstorming as a starting point; Making oral presentations; Developing written work.

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Size: 66 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 317 1
Author(s): Sue Salmon
Code: SPPS
Popularity rank: 288

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Contents List


Bonding and empathising

  • 7 THE BIG WHEEL - Students practise the skill of working together as a group by finding out information about each other.
  • 9 HOMELESS - Students practise the skills of positive thinking and problem solving through an understanding of homelessness.

Building self-esteem and a positive outlook

  • 11 CLAIM TO FAME - Students practise roleplay and presentation skills by considering the personal characteristics of themselves and others.
  • 13 GETTING TO KNOW YOU - Students practise questioning skills and reinforce earlier work on working in groups.
  • 15 MY IDEAL WORLD - Students formulate and communicate ideas through brainstorming and presentation work.

Communication skills

  • 17 THE COMMUNITY ROOM - Students develop the skills of brainstorming, devising and using questionnaires, and presenting ideas to others.
  • 19 MY JOB IS... - This worksheet stimulates group co-operation and develops formal communication skills.
  • 21 OUR SPEAKER TODAY - Students practise the skills of group co-operation, role sharing and note taking by planning hospitality and writing letters.
  • 23 READ ALL ABOUT IT - Students improve communication and presentation skills and group co-operation, focusing on the use of a flowchart to understand group collaboration.


  • 25 WE CAN WORK IT OUT - Students use roleplay to help develop problem-solving skills.
  • 27 INSIDE STORY - Students use roleplay as a means of presentation.
  • 29 WHO WILL BUY? - The concepts of time-keeping and note-taking are introduced into roleplay.


  • 31 SCHOOL ORCHESTRA - Students practise the skill of group co-operation.
  • 33 WHO'S WHO? - Students explore efficient ways to work in small groups.

Presentation skills

  • 35 WHAT IT MEANS TO US - Students brainstorm as a group, think creatively, and combine individual ideas in a group presentation.
  • 37 FREE SPEECH - Students consider different ways of presenting their views through exploring and discussing issues about which they feel strongly.
  • 39 PROGRESS REPORT - Students use skills of brainstorming, consensus and presentation through creative work on progress in school.

Brainstorming, weighing up and reaching consensus

  • 41 THE SCHOOL DAY - Students practise problem-solving skills through group work on different ways of planning the school day.
  • 43 THE PERFECT VILLAGE - Students weigh up advantages and disadvantages, and discuss issues with a view to reaching a consensus.
  • 45 DO WE NEED IT? - Students practice problem-solving through discussion, arguing a case, and voting.
  • 47 GOOD CAUSES - Students practise brainstorming, discussing options, and reaching consensus.


  • 49 THE SMITHS - Students practice group problem-solving, considering options and reaching consensus, and developing empathy.
  • 51 SAVE THE WORLD - This worksheet provides an opportunity for students to work in groups on a local and global problem. It helps students to practise presentation skills and develop a sense of social responsibility.
  • 53 MOVING SCHOOL - This worksheet encourages empathy and group problem-solving skills by drawing on personal experience.
  • 55 IMAGINATIVE MENUS - This worksheet encourages empathy and problem-solving skills by considering special dietary needs.

Creative thinking

  • 57 BOARD GAMES - Students practise group or paired co-operation and creativity, as well as the skills of defining objectives and rules.
  • 59 TRICKS OF THE TRADE - This worksheet encourages students to work creatively in pairs.
  • 61 WORDSTORM - Students practise creative brainstorming and co-operation by designing wordgames.


  • 62 ROLEPLAY CARDS - Roleplay cards for use with We can work it out
  • 64 INFORMATION SLIPS - Information slips for use with Who's who?