In Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education (PSHCE), pupils learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their community, building on their own previous experiences. They learn the basic rules and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving well. They have opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. They begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people. As members of a class and school community, they learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. They begin to take an active part in the life of their school and its neighbourhood.

PSHCE is delivered through a variety of learning opportunities, such as: in designated PSHCE lessons and circle times; in other curriculum subjects; through the enrichment of assemblies, visitors to school and visits out of school.

PSHCE promotes the social and emotional aspects of learning which are self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. These are incorporated into school life together with our school values: respect, kindness, friendship, responsibility, teamwork and perseverance.

The other areas of study include healthy eating/lifestyles, financial capability and discussions on medicines.

PSHCE provides opportunities for children to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour which will enable them to become successful learners and effective citizens within and beyond school.

The Progression of Skills for PSHCE from Reception to Year 2 can be found here. (PDF, 313.21 kB)