What we do.

Our PSHE curriculum develops learning, and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, enabling children to access the wider curriculum, work collaboratively with others and make a positive contribution to life in and outside of school. Our curriculum prepares children to be global citizens in a diverse society and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.


How we do it.

PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World learning opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study. Links to British Values are also made.

Pupils are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, covering all the above and aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

How we ensure progress. (skills)
Detailed medium-term plans are provided by the Jigsaw scheme and learning tasks are designed to enable progress to take place across Year 1 and Year 2. Year R use objectives from Development Matters and Early Learning Goals to ensure the acquirement of skills/knowledge of the youngest children. Our Progression of skills – P.S.H.E. documents show the progress children should make across the school and can be read here
What we want children to remember from each unit. (knowledge)
By the time our children leave our school we aim for them to:

  • be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of: Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of Law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem
How we assess P.S.H.E.
The Jigsaw scheme builds in assessment opportunities and children’s progress is tracked across topic areas and year groups.
How we make P.S.H.E. enjoyable.
PSHE lessons involve discussions, games and activities accessible to all children. Our weekly ‘Values’ assembly celebrates children who have shown evidence of the school’s values: respect, kindness, pride, collaboration and motivation.