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PSHE and RSE Curriculum

Whole School PSHE Curriculum Overview

Please note that all Curriculum overviews share the content for the year and individual teachers may change the order of teaching to link to the needs of the class. The most up to date curriculum information can always be found on the Year group Curriculum Newsletters which are sent home to all parents.

Curriculum Overview for Parents

The results of the consultation (October 2020) with parents about the teaching of PSHE indicated that parents would like an overview of what is being taught and when. Parents felt this was important so that they could support what is being learned in school, at home. Below is a long term grid with the Key Question for each year group per half term. Underneath the grid, there is a breakdown of what is covered in each term, for each year group in more detail. The results of the consultation indicated that parents supported the teaching of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). As a result of the consultation, we have decided to teach SRE as set out in the government guidelines.

Parents also felt it would be helpful to know how what is taught in science at KS1 and KS2 supports SRE. The relevant objectives from the science curriculum can be found below.

KS1 Science Objectives

Pupils should be taught to:

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygie
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense

KS2 Science Objectives

Pupils should be taught to:

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  •  identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a birds
  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
  • describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

Due to Covid 19, we are unable to welcome parents in to school to share resources we will use to deliver our PSHE curriculum. However, we have attached a range of resources in this section of the website. All the resources being used to support the teaching of PSHE have been awarded the Quality Assured Mark by the PSHE Association.

Our current PSHE and RSE resources are under review. The below information may be out of date during this process. In the meantime, the most accurate information for Curriculum Coverage will be via individual year group Curriculum Newsletters.

PSHE and RSE Resource Samples

Below you will find a selection of resources used in our PSHE and RSE lessons across the school. Should you require more information on the resources being used to teach PSHE and RSE to your child then please contact class teachers who will be able to give you the most up to date resources.

Our PSHE and RSE policy, parent questionnaire and curriculum content is due to be reviewed for November 2023. However, in light of the current Government review of RSHE we are deferring this until the government publish their findings. This was due to be by the end of 2023, however we are still awaiting government updates. Further information on the government review can be found here.