By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils will have developed the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We aim to provide a PSHE curriculum that helps children to stay healthy and safe while preparing them to make the most of life and work in a positive way. This will be taught through looking at three key areas: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.  We teach pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing so that they can make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing and how they are interlinked. We teach pupils about the fundamental building block and characteristics of positive relationships so that pupils understand the features of healthy relationships.

Key Drivers

PSHE supports our wider curriculum vision through our key drivers in the following ways:

Curriculum DriversHow PSHE supports this driver
To know about the WorldChildren will develop an understanding of the structure of society, diversity and rights. They will study the versatile contributions that people make to society. They will know the impact of technology and the importance of reliable sources.
They will develop skills needed to help support the environment.
High levels of oracyChildren will develop an understanding of how to express their feelings. They will learn strategies to cope with the feelings that they have. Children will learn how to support other people and their feelings and the impact that positive relationships can have.
To encourage critical thinkingChildren will have a good understanding of what contributes to a healthy lifestyle which will allow them to make sensible decisions. They will have worked through scenarios in class which will support them in problem solving tasks. Children will also develop an awareness of how society is organised and why rules are in place.
To have ambitionChildren will identify personal strength skills, achievements and interests and how these contribute to a sense of self-worth Develop an understanding of the skills that will help them in their future careers. Learn about what influences people’s decisions about a job or career and how there are a variety of routes into careers.

PSHE Key Concepts

Our PSHE curriculum is based around these key concepts that will support children's development in the subject area, aiming towards our vision.

Key ConceptI am a good citizen because...
Responsibility...I take responsibility for myself in the world. I am aware of the importance of honesty, compassion and high aspirations.
Choices...I have an understanding of how my decisions at home, school and in the wider community can affect others and can have consequences.
Identity...I have developed skills to support my emotional, mental and physical health and I understand the importance of everyone feeling supported in having their own identity.

What is taught in PSHE/RSE and when?

Please see the below document which gives details of the full curriculum programme coverage through each year group and term.

PSHE Curriculum Map

Progression within PSHE

The following document shows the progression of knowledge, skills and understanding that the children will develop throughout our curriculum.

PSHE Curriculum Progression of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

Consultation on our RSE Curriculum

Following the successful completion of our consultation with parents, the following documentation gives explanation of our PSHE and RSE curriculum.