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Scorton C of E

Primary School



Why do we teach PSHE?

Our school is a family and we want our children to feel as loved, cared for and supported as they do at home. As a church school, we believe that everyone is equal in the sight of God and we seek to love one another, as Jesus loved others. This belief is at the heart of our personal, social and health education curriculum. Our PSHE lessons are focussed around six key areas and are designed to make sure that children at our school lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives when they leave us and go out into the world. Our areas of learning are:


Me & My Relationships

  • Feelings & Self Regulation
  • Getting Help
  • Classroom Rules
  • Bullying and Teasing
  • Co-operation
  • Friendships
  • Assertive Skills
  • Safe/Unsafe touches

Valuing Difference

  • Recognising, Valuing & Celebrating Difference and Diversity (including religious and cultural differences)
  • Being Respectful & Tolerant
  • Being Kind and Helping Others
  • Listening Skills
  • Understanding and Challenging Stereotypes
  • Influence & Pressure of Social Media
  • Recognising & Reflecting on Prejudice based Behaviour
  • Understanding Bystander Behaviour


Keeping Safe

  • How Our Feelings Can Keep Us Safe
  • Keeping Healthy
  • Medicine Safety
  • Safe & Unsafe Secrets
  • Appropriate Touch
  • Managing Risk
  • Drugs & their Risks
  • Understanding the Norms of Drug Use
  • Staying Safe Online
  • Influences
  • Emotional Needs


Rights & Respect

  • Looking After Things
  • Co-operation & Self-regulation
  • Skills We Need to Develop as We Grow Up
  • Helping & Being Helped
  • Making a Difference (Helping Others & the Environment)
  • Media Influence & Bias
  • Decisions About Spending Money (Lending, Borrowing & Spending)
  • Rights & Responsibilities Relating to Health
  • Caring: Communities & the Environment


Being my Best

  • Growth Mindset
  • Keeping Healthy – Having Choices & Making Decisions About My Health
  • Looking After My Body
  • Celebrating & Developing My Skills
  • Taking Care of the Environment
  • Growing Independence & Taking Responsibility
  • Aspirations & Goal Setting
  • Media Awareness & Safety
  • Managing Risk


Growing & Changing

  • Getting Help
  • Body Parts
  • Life Cycles
  • Dealing with Loss
  • Being Supportive
  • Relationships
  • Menstruation
  • Keeping Safe
  • Body Changes During Puberty
  • Managing Difficult Feelings
  • Relationships including Marriage
  • Body Image & Self Esteem



What are PSHE lessons like at our school?


At Scorton CE Primary School, we know that what we teach in the classroom will help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values. 

We agree with the PSHE Association that:

‘ PSHE education isn’t just another school subject. It’s a chance to give everyone in our school family an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.

This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. And giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.

From making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they'll face.

This in turn achieves a 'virtuous circle', whereby pupils with better health and wellbeing can achieve better academically, and enjoy greater success.’


In PSHE lessons, we:


-  make sure that we provide a safe learning environment which helps our children share feelings, explore values and attitudes, express opinions and consider those of others without worrying about potential negative reactions

- set ground rules for discussion to make sure that everyone expresses their views and ideas respectfully and treats other people’s ideas with respect even when they are different to their own

- plan activities based on what we know about our children – their level of maturity and life experiences

- give our children lots of opportunities to develop and rehearse essential life skills such as assessing risks and managing influence along with attributes like confidence and self-worth

- give our children lots of opportunities to think about how they can apply what they have learnt in their own lives

- respond to things that are happening in the lives of our children and our school

What will my child have learnt in PSHE by the time they leave Scorton School?