Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially by tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that they face as part of growing up. The kind of questions that might come up in PSHE include: What acts indicate helpfulness? Why do we have to eat vegetables? What do the Members of Parliament do to help us? It is here that your child will learn about Citizenship, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Mental and Emotional Health, Wellbeing and Relationships. Learning opportunities take place in specific lessons as well as in assemblies and other activities that enrich pupils' experiences.

We use the SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme to help deliver PSHE within the Junior Department. The SEAL programme is a spiral curriculum with each year group looking at the same theme each half-term; these help cover most of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum.

Key Stage I:

In Key Stage I, PSHE and Citizenship is delivered in a weekly lesson. PSHE and Citizenship is a cross-curricular subject, where many links are made to other subjects. The specific topics that are covered in Key Stage I are:

  • New Beginnings
  • Getting On And Falling Out
  • Keeping The Body Healthy
  • Taking Part
  • Going For Goals
  • Good To Be Me
  • Making Choices For A Healthy Life
  • Relationships
  • Change
  • Special People And People Who Help Us
  • Living In A Diverse World
  • Animals And Us


Key Stage II:

In Key Stage II, PSHE and Citizenship is delivered by building on and reinforcing prior learning. There continues to be a weekly PSHE lesson. The new topics that are specific to Key Stage II are:

  • Eating Healthily
  • Living In A Diverse World
  • Respect For Property
  • Risk Taking
  • Choices
  • Developing Our School Grounds
  • In The Media
  • Children’s Rights
  • Support Networks
  • How Do Rules And Laws Affect Me?
  • How The Body Works?
  • Local Democracy For Young Citizens
  • Building Knowledge – Drugs