PSHE Curriculum



PSHE should be taught in a spiral programme, revisiting themes, increasing the challenge, broadening and deepening pupil’s thinking.

Please select content that is relevant to your class and year group.







Health and wellbeing







Identify what constitutes a healthy lifestyle including the benefits of physical activity, rest, healthy eating and dental health







To recognise what they like and dislike, how to make real, informed choices that improve their physical and emotional health, to recognise that choices can have good and not so good consequences







To think about themselves, to learn from their experiences, to recognise and celebrate their strengths and set simple but challenging goals







Describe good and not so good feelings, develop a vocabulary to describe their feelings to others and simple strategies for managing feelings







Discuss change and loss and the associated feelings (including moving home, losing toys, pets or friends)







To understand the importance of and how to maintain personal hygiene







To learn how some diseases are spread and can be controlled and the responsibilities they have for their own health and that of others







To understand the process of growing from young to old and how people’s needs change







Identify growing and changing and new opportunities and responsibilities that increasing independence may bring







To name the main parts of the body (including external genitalia) the similarities and differences between boys and girls







To understand that household products, including medicines, can be harmful if not used properly







Decide rules for and ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe (including safety online, the responsible use of ICT, the difference between secrets and surprises and understanding not to keep adults’ secrets







To think about people who look after them, their family networks, who to go to if they are worried and how to attract their attention







To recognise that they share a responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe, when to say, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘I’ll ask’ and ‘I’ll tell’














To communicate their feelings to others, to recognise how others show feelings and how to respond







To recognise how their behaviour affects other people







To understand the difference between secrets and surprises and the importance of not keeping adults’ secrets, only surprises







To recognise what is fair and unfair, kind and unkind, what is right and wrong







To share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views through discussions with one other person and the whole class







To listen to other people and play and work cooperatively (including strategies to resolve simple arguments through negotiation)







To offer constructive support and feedback to others







To identify and respect the differences and similarities between people







To identify their special people (family, friends, carers), what makes them special and how special people should care for one another







To judge what kind of physical contact is acceptable, comfortable, unacceptable and uncomfortable and how to respond (including who to tell and how to tell them)







Understand that people’s bodies and feelings can be hurt (including what makes them feel comfortable and uncomfortable)







To recognise when people are being unkind either to them or others, how to respond, who to tell and what to say







Discuss that there are different types of teasing and bullying, that these are wrong and unacceptable







Understand how to resist teasing or bullying, if they experience or witness it, whom to go to and how to get help







Understand how to resist teasing or bullying, if they experience or witness it, whom to go to and how to get help







Living in the wider world







Understand how to contribute to the life of the classroom







To help construct, and agree to follow, group and class rules and to understand how these rules help them







Understand that people and other living things have needs and that they have responsibilities to meet them (including being able to take turns, share and understand the need to return things that have been borrowed







To understand that they belong to various groups and communities such as family and school







To think about what improves and harms their local, natural and built environments and about some of the ways people look after them







To understand that money comes from different sources and can be used for different purposes, including the concepts of spending and saving







To learn about the role money plays in their lives including how to manage their money, keep it safe, choices about spending money and what influences those choices