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“PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.” PSHCE Association

Across the Queens’ Federation we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society.  We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class and school councils, fund raising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.  Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHCE lessons to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

We teach PSHCE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities, and within Early Years as part of day-to-day life.

Y1My Emotions and Working TogetherDiversity and Communities and Sex and Relationships EducationHealthy Lifestyles and Safety Contexts/Managing Risk
Y2 Understanding Money (Financial Capability) and Family & FriendsPersonal Safety and Staying safe with Medicines, Look What I can do now!Anti bullying (Rights and responsibilities- talked through over the year) and Managing Change
Y3 Safety Contexts and Family and FriendsDiversity and Communities and Healthy LifestylesManaging conflict and Managing Risk
Y4My Emotions and Personal SafetyDrug EducationFinancial Capability and Managing Change
Y5My Emotions and Beginning and BelongingDiversity and Communities and Growing Up DayHealthy Lifestyles and Drug education
Y6Friends and Family and Safety contextsManaging risk and Financial Capability Managing Change

Reception classes will cover the following topics throughout the year:

MMR 1 – Beginning and Belonging
MMR 2 – My Family and Friends
MMR 3 – My Emotions
Cit 1 – Identities and Diversity
Cit 2 – Me and My World
HSL 1 – My Body and Growing Up
HSL 2 – Keeping Safe
HSL 3 – Healthy Lifestyles

For more information please click on the link to view our PSHCE Policy on our Policies page.

Examples of Year 6 work: