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As a part of your child’s education at Elmgrove Primary School and Nursery, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study.

From the spring term, the children learn about the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education aspect of the programme, our programme of study is supplemented with Christopher Winter Project resource, Teaching RSE:

Reception

In the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, PSHE is divided into 3 sections: self-confidence and self-awareness, making relationships and managing feeling and behaviour. In Reception, a great deal of time is spent focusing on children’s personal, social and emotional development. We hope that by the end of Reception children are able to regulate their feelings, speak confidently about their wants and needs, and can adapt their behaviour when necessary. Lessons in Reception will include pupils learning about: recognising the importance of friendship; recognising the importance of saying sorry and forgiveness; recognising that all families are different.

Year 1

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. Lessons in year 1 will include pupils learning about: respecting differences and understanding that we can still be friends; discuss how children grow and change; explore different types of families and who to ask for help; identify who can help when families make us feel unhappy or unsafe.

Year 2

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. Lessons in year 2 will include pupils learning about: the concept of gender stereotypes; identifying the differences between males and females and understanding how this is part of the life cycle; describing the physical differences between boys and girls and name the different body parts.

Year 3

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. Lessons in year 3 will include pupils learning about: identifying that people are unique and to respect those differences; exploring the differences between male and female bodies; considering appropriate and inappropriate physical contact and consent; exploring different types of families and who to go to for help and support.

Year 4

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. Lessons in year 4 will include pupils learning about: exploring the human life cycle; identifying some basic facts about puberty and how it is linked to reproduction exploring respect in a range of relationships; discussing the characteristics of healthy relationships.

Year 5

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. Lessons in year 5 will include pupils learning about: growing and changing, including the emotional and physical changes occurring in puberty; growing and changing, including understanding the male and female puberty changes; growing and changing, including the impact of puberty on the body and the importance of physical hygiene; exploring ways to get support during puberty.

Year 6

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. Lessons in year 6 will include pupils learning about: growing and changing, including puberty; healthy relationships, including the importance of communication and respect; different ways people might start a family, including the decisions that might need to be made before having children and some basic facts about conception and pregnancy. Pupils will also have opportunities to ask questions.

PSHE Policy June 2020

Appendix A The Curriculum

Appendix B Statutory Science

Appendix C SRE letters

Elmgrove Relationships Education Policy March 2020