Lordship Lane Primary School

A Love of Learning and the Perseverance to Succeed

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

PSHE at Lordship Lane



PSHE is an important part of the curriculum at Lordship Lane. We believe that well-taught PSHE gives children the knowledge, skills and language they need to keep themselves happy, healthy and safe and to become open-minded and understanding adults. Our PSHE curriculum aims to equip children with all this.


Cultural Capital

PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of becoming young adults. Children are provided opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. They are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.



Our PSHE curriculum is based on advice from the PSHE Association. PSHE at Lordship Lane is split into three strands: Health and Wellbeing (which is the focus in Autumn term), Relationships (which is the focus in Spring term) and Living in the Wider World (this is the focus in Summer term). This formal PSHE curriculum is taught in years 1-6. In early years, children's PSHE learning is less formal and is focused on developing their social skills as they learn to play and work with their peers and discuss feelings and emotions.



Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), which is part of PSHE, is taught in the summer term each year. We use the Christopher Winter Project to deliver RSE. For younger children, this focuses on friendships, healthy relationships and respect. Later, children begin to learn about physical changes related to puberty. In year 6, this content continues but sex education is also taught. If you would like further information about this aspect of our curriculum, please see our PSHE policy under the 'Policies' tab. We also hold an annual parent consultation to discuss this aspect of the curriculum before it is taught.


PSHE Teaching

In Key Stages 1 and 2, children have one PSHE lesson each week throughout the year. On occasion, aspects of PSHE may also be taught through impromptu class discussions where class teachers feel that this would be helpful for the children.



The table below offers a very broad overview of the themes that our taught in PSHE in each half term through the year.




Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Autumn Term: Health and Wellbeing

Spring Term: Relationships

Summer Term: Living in the Wider World & RSE





Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Keeping healthy; food and exercise, hygiene routines; sun safety.

Growing and Changing: Recognising what makes them unique and special; feelings; managing when things go wrong.

Keeping Safe: How rules and age restrictions help us; keeping safe online.

Families and Friendships: Roles of different people; families; feeling cared for.

Safe Relationships: Recognising privacy; staying safe; seeking permission.

Respecting Ourselves & Others: How behaviour affects others; being polite and respectful.

Belonging to a Community: What rules are; caring for others’ needs; looking after the environment.

Media Literacy: Using the internet and digital devices; communicating online.

Money & Work: Strengths and interests; jobs in the community.




Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Why sleep is important; medicines and keeping healthy; keeping teeth healthy; managing feelings and asking for help.

Growing and Changing: Growing older; naming body parts; moving class or year.

Keeping Safe: Safety in different environments; risk and safety at home; emergencies.

Families and Friendships: Making friends; feeling lonely and getting help.

Safe Relationships: Managing secrets; resisting pressure and getting help; recognising hurtful behaviour.

Respecting Ourselves & Others: Recognising things in common and differences; playing and working cooperatively; sharing opinions.

Belonging to a Community: Belonging to a group; roles and responsibilities; being the same and different in the community.

Media Literacy: The internet in everyday life; online content and information.

Money & Work: What money is; needs and wants; looking after money.






Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Health choices and habits; what affects feelings; expressing feelings.

Growing and Changing: Personal strengths and achievements; managing and reframing setbacks.

Keeping Safe: Risks and hazards; safety in the local environment and unfamiliar places.

Families and Friendships: What makes a family; features of family life.

Safe Relationships: Personal boundaries; safely responding to others; the impact of hurtful behaviour.

Respecting Ourselves & Others: Recognising respectful behaviour; the importance of self-respect; courtesy and being polite.

Belonging to a Community: The value of rules and laws; rights, freedoms and responsibilities.

Media Literacy: How the internet is used; assessing information online.

Money & Work: Different jobs and skills; job stereotypes; setting personal goals.






Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Maintaining a balanced lifestyle; oral hygiene and dental care.

Growing and Changing: Physical and emotional changes in puberty; external genitalia; personal hygiene routines; support with puberty.

Keeping Safe: Medicines and household products; drugs common to everyday life

Families and Friendships: Positive friendships, including online.

Safe Relationships: Responding to hurtful behaviour; managing confidentiality; recognising risks online.

Respecting Ourselves & Others: Respecting differences and similarities; discussing difference sensitively.

Belonging to a Community: What makes a community; shared responsibilities.

Media Literacy: How data is shared and used.

Money & Work:

Making decisions about money; using and keeping money safe.





Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Healthy sleep habits; sun safety; medicines, vaccinations, immunisations and allergies.

Growing and Changing: Personal identity; recognising individuality and different qualities; mental wellbeing.

Keeping Safe: Keeping safe in different situations, including responding in emergencies, first aid and FGM.

Families and Friendships: Managing friendships and peer influence.

Safe Relationships: Physical contact and feeling safe.

Respecting Ourselves & Others: Responding respectfully to a wide range of people; recognising prejudice and discrimination.

Belonging to a Community: Protecting the environment; compassion towards others.

Media Literacy: How information online is targeted; different media types, their role and impact.

Money & Work: Identifying job interests and aspirations; what influences career choices; workplace stereotypes.






Physical and Mental Wellbeing: What affects mental health and ways to take care of it; managing change, loss and bereavement; managing time online.

Growing and Changing: Human reproduction and birth; increasing independence; managing transition.

Keeping Safe: Keeping personal

Information safe; regulations and choices; drug use and the law; drug use and the media.

Families and Friendships: Attraction to others; romantic relationships; civil partnership and marriage.

Safe Relationships Recognising and managing pressure; consent in different situations.:

Respecting Ourselves & Others: Expressing opinions and respecting other points of view, including discussing topical issues.

Belonging to a Community: Valuing diversity; challenging discrimination and stereotypes.

Media Literacy: Evaluating media sources; sharing things online.

Money & Work: Influences and attitudes to money; money and financial risks.