Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)




 Autumn 1

 Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

 Summer 2


Living in the   wider world:

Our school and community

Health and   wellbeing:

Healthy Bodies and Minds

Health and   Wellbeing:

Staying Safe


Friends and family

Living in the   Wider World:

Ready, Steady, Go.


Happy to be different

Year 1

Setting class rules -

why rules are important

Understanding the needs of others (taking   turns/ sharing)

Understanding the groups to which we belong   (peers/school/ wider)

Taking personal responsibility


What is a healthy lifestyle?

Importance of a well-balanced diet and 5 a day  

Understanding that bodies and feelings can be   hurt

What makes us uncomfortable?

Exploring changes (e.g. losing a toy, moving   house)

Lifebus visit


Anti-bullying week (SEND)

Who looks after us? Roles of people at school/   home/ police/ firemen)

How can we look after ourselves?

Knowing that some household products   (including medicine) can be harmful)

Introduction to road safety



Fire Service visit



Identifying special people (friends/ family/carers)

What makes them special?

How should we look after each other?

Recognise the difference between kind/ unkind   behaviour

Playing co-operatively and sharing with others

What is money?

Understanding coins/ notes.

Understanding the concept of spending and   saving.

Introduce the concept of fund-raising

Setting goals

Raising money for charity – year group competition

Introducing the concept of secrets and   surprises

Introduce concept of teasing/ bullying

Where to go for help

What have we got in common? What are the   differences?

Year 2

How do rules help us?

Discuss School Council role

How to be a good neighbour

Looking after our local area – personal   responsibility (focus on litter)


Different food groups

Understanding about the different parts of our   bodies and the difference between boys and girls

Growing from young to old – how our bodies and   needs change

Importance of personal hygiene

How some diseases are spread

Lifebus visit


Anti-bullying week (SEND)

Keeping safe at home – what are the dangers?   Recap on medicines/ hazardous substances – what to do if you found any at   school

Keeping safe outside of school including road   safety and water safety.

The difference between secrets and surprises

Stranger Danger




Fire Service visit

To recognise how our behaviour affects others.  

Recognise what is fair/ unfair.

Understanding others’ feelings and responding

When families break up

What makes us belong to a group? ‘

Where does money come from?

How to manage money – keeping it safe.

Choices about spending money

What influences our choices?

Transition from KS1 to KS2 – goal setting

How we can contribute to society by raising   money

Raising money for charity – year group competition

The differences between secrets and surprises

Importance of not keeping adults’ secrets

To judge what type of physical contact is   acceptable and how to respond (including who to tell)

Understanding that there are different types   of bullying including racist and gender bullying and how to get help

Gender, careers and challenging stereotypes

Year 3

How and why we have rules and laws to protect   us.

How are they made? Links to School Council

Set class rules

To understand that there is a wide range of   religious/ ethnic identities in the UK

We are the United Kingdom – look at our links   to other countries (food, family, sport)

How to make informed choices about our food.

Understanding what a balanced lifestyle is and   how to achieve it

How our bodies and needs change as get older

Setting goals and targets to improve   well-being

Anti-bullying week (SEND)

Understanding the school rules about health   and safety

Knowing where to get help if needed

The importance of protecting personal   information (link to e-safety)

Strategies to stay safe in the wider   environment including water safety



Fire Service visit

Look at a wider range of feelings (e.g   jealousy/ anger) and introduce strategies to cope.

To know that their actions affect themselves   and others

To listen respectfully to others’ opinions and   respond

To introduce the concept of negotiation

Why should we save money?

Methods of saving money

Making choices about what we should spend   money on

Goal setting for next year

Raising money for charity – year group competition

Introduce concept of different types of   families

Dangers of stereotyping

Resolving conflict and where to get help

Understanding the impact of bullying on   others. Strategies to deal with bullying including where to go for help.

Lifebus Visit

Year 4

Strong Societies

Develop understanding of how laws are made   (links to School Council)

Understanding the role of pressure groups/   charities

Understanding the lives of people living in   other places (customs/ values)

Developing concept of a balanced lifestyle.

How to assess our own position and make   changes

Reflecting on our achievements so far.

Setting goals and targets to improve   well-being

Anti-bullying week (SEND)


Firework Safety

Introduce basic first aid procedures


Strategies for keeping safe physically – road   safety

The responsible use of mobile phones and   social networking (links to e-safety)



Fire Service visit

To understand what constitutes a positive,   healthy relationship

Discuss what constitutes a healthy friendship   group (equal power/ respect)

To discuss feelings about violence, and know   that it is harmful and illegal

To develop strategies to deal with conflict   through negotiation

How does society fund itself?

Introduce ideas of tax

How the media can affect our spending choices

How we can become critical consumers

Setting goals for next year

Raising money for charity – year group competition

How to manage ‘dares’ and other peer pressure.  

The difference between friendship groups and   gangs.

To explore issues of anti-social behaviours   such as bullying and racism

Lifebus Visit

Gangs- One Mile Away.

Visit by ex-gang members to discourage young people   from joining gangs and the impact gangs have on the lives of gang members and   friends

Year 5

How individuals can contribute to society at   local/regional/world levels. Links to School Council

Democratic processes

Children to choose a topical issue linked to   health and well-being to research, debate and offer recommendations to   appropriate bodies

Rotary Club

Making informed choices about our eating and   drinking.

How we can increase our physical activity and   why this is important.

Taking personal responsibility for own actions

Discuss feelings of isolation/ heightened   emotions (links to ‘Extremism’)

Anti-bullying week (SEND)


Firework Safety

Rotary Club

Explore the concepts of risks/hazards/ dangers   and exploring the differences

How some drugs/ substances can damage our   health

What is meant by the word ‘habit’

How to break bad habits

Understand that pressure to behave in a risky/   unacceptable way can come from peers


Rotary Club


Fire Service visit

How/ why do relationships break down? Strategies   for dealing with it

Losing a loved one

Strategies for dealing with conflicts.

To understand about compromise and why this is   important.

Rotary Club

How people contribute financially to society

Develop understanding of concepts of tax and   VAT.

Budgeting exercise

Introduce concept of enterprise

Rotary Club


Raising money for charity – year group competition

To explore the difference between healthy/   unhealthy secrets

Explore different types of families

Look at media stereotyping of race/religion -   scapegoats

To understand the consequences of anti-social   behaviour and the effect it has on individuals and the wider community

Gangs- One Mile Away.

Visit by ex-gang members to discourage young people   from joining gangs and the impact gangs have on the lives of gang members and   friends


Rotary Club


Lifebus Visit


Henley Trip

Year 6

Discuss meaning of Citizenship. What is a good   citizen?

Ways in which we can make a difference to our   world – charities, fundraising, awareness of issues

Project: Children research Send My Friend to   School

Hold debate in class about the right to   education

Make recommendations to appropriate bodies (MPs/   PM/ Multinationals etc.)

Understanding food labels and making the right   choices

Understanding how we can become critical   consumers when buying food and drinks (role of media/ food labelling)

To understand that growing up means increased   independence - how we have increased   responsibility to take care of ourselves and others

Anti-bullying week (SEND)


Firework Safety

Deepen understanding of risk by recognizing   and predicting risks in different situations – Road Safety focus

Understanding that some substances are   illegal/ age restricted.

How the media / advertising might influence us   (including product sponsorship)


How to make informed decisions to keep us safe  



Fire Service visit

Learning how to give constructive feedback to   other

Importance of supporting each other – working   as a team

Team building activities

Understand the concepts of borrowing and debt.  

How do adverts encourage borrowing?

Where to go if there are problems

Develop understanding of enterprise – what   skills are needed?

How enterprise can have a positive effect on   society

Transition from KS2 to KS3 – dealing with   worries and issues

Raising money for charity – year group competition


Exploring the impact of gender stereotypes

Explore the wide range of bullying/ prejudiced   language against minority groups (LGBT/ SEN)

Understand that there are different types of   relationship, including those between friends and families, civil   partnerships and marriage

Lifebus Visit

Gangs- One Mile Away.