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Subject Intent

PSHE is a planned programme of learning, designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children, in all key stages, the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others.

Curriculum Overview 

We, at Brize Norton Primary School, believe that the PSHE curriculum plays an important role in realising our mission to create an inclusive, safe, happy and thriving learning environment, in which everyone is valued, encouraged and supported to realise and exceed their potential. 

How PSHE is Taught

PHSE is taught mainly by topic through a weekly lesson, but is reinforced on a day-to-day basis when issues arise. Lessons include time for all children to develop their ideas by speaking and by listening to others. 

PSHE includes Relationships and Sex Education, in which children are taught about their bodies and about how to have healthy relationships, in an age-appropriate way. This includes sex education in Years 5 and 6. Parents are welcome to find out more about this before their child is taught it and to withdraw their child from this part of the curriculum if they wish. 

 What the children say 

“Circle time’s fun: it gives us the chance to share loads of different ideas and helps us to support each other.”

“ It has helped me to develop my confidence “

"PSHE helps us to value ourselves -and others"

Whole-school topics 2020 - 21

PSHE topic headings are the same for the whole school, though studied at different levels, so that they can be included in staff training and assemblies.

Autumn: Working Together, friends and bullying, Personal safety

Spring: Lost and Found Friendships, Healthy Lifestyles

Summer: Managing Risk; Relationships and Sex Education