Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson Mandela
PSHE gives children the tools to help them understand how they are developing both socially and personally and investigate wider moral, social and cultural issues. PSHE education embodies what it takes for children to become a good citizen and the rights and responsibilities they possess currently or those they will gain as they grow into young adults and beyond.
Lessons aim to equip pupils with effective decision-making skills and the ability to calculate risk effectively. Class teachers use discussion as an effective tool to teach PSHE, allowing children time to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a calm, caring and respectful environment. In addition to discrete class sessions, PSHE features throughout the wider school ethos with many opportunities taken to focus on topical and current issues in assemblies and enrichment weeks.
New Relationship and Sex Education statutory guidance
From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum. As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.
Please read the following documents that help explain the changes to the curriculum.
RSE – Primary Schools – Guide for Parents
PowerPoints for Parents
PSHE Progression map – All Year Groups
PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 1
PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 2
PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 3
PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 4
PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 5
Autumn 1 – Similarities, Differences and Stereotypes
Autumn 2 – Careers Week
Spring 1 – Online Safety
Spring 2 – First Aid and Head Injuries
Summer 1 – Growing Up
Summer 2 – What Do I Know About Drugs