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PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Curriculum  

 The aim of teaching PSHE at Janet Duke Primary School is to help pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work.  

Children are introduced to each PSHE topic through a series of questions which they then spend half a term working together to find the answers. They are taught in either cross curricular lessons or in discrete lessons when the subject needs. 

Relationships and Sex education forms part of the PSHE curriculum and is compulsory in all schools in England.  

EYFS Curriculum 

In EYFS the curriculum is covered in PSED (Personal and Social, Emotional Development). PSED is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each prime area is divided into early learning goals, for PSED these are: 

Self-confidence and self-awareness - children are confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or do not need help. 

Managing feelings and behaviour - children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride. 

Making relationships - children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another's ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others' needs and feelings and form positive relationships with adults and other children. 

Key Stage 1 and 2 

At Janet Duke we follow the PSHE Associations scheme of work which covers 6 different questions for each year group throughout the year. These questions cover the three areas of PSHE which are: 

  1. Relationships 

  1. Health and well being 

  1. Living in the wider world 

Each year group has their own set of questions based on these areas which build on the knowledge the children learned the previous year. At the beginning of every topic, a unit plan is produced that details the objectives for each unit, practical work that will be completed, key vocabulary, models, diagrams and key questioning. These are working documents and are adapted as per the needs of the children. 


At the end of each half term the children will be assessed in line with the school’s policy. This will then support any follow up work needed and help maintain the high level of teaching the school has for PSHE.  



PSHE Association Scheme of Work for KS1 And 2 

Understanding RSE in Primary schools a guide for parents