PSHE Lead: Emma Wright

PSHE link Governor:

PSHE at Oxspring

It is our intent to design a PSHE curriculum and scheme of work which reflects the needs of our pupils, equips them with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.  

It is also our intent to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.  PSHE sessions will also be tailored to our children’s needs. 

As a result of this the children at Oxspring Primary School will:  

  • Feel empowered with a voice
  • Possess a secure understanding of their place in the world
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about themselves
  • Have the knowledge to help keep them safe
  • Grow their resilience 
  • Develop positive self-esteem and confidence in themselves
  • Respect themselves and their bodies
  • Know what healthy relationships feel like
  • Understand how to healthy relationships with others
  • Develop their emotional literacy and understanding mental health and well being
  • Understand how to increase their mental wellbeing
  • Develop their knowledge on physical health
  • Develop their awareness of their own thoughts and feelings 
  • Understand how to manage and regular their thoughts and feelings 

It is our intent that PSHE sessions at Oxspring equip pupils with knowledge about:  

  • Importance of physical health
  • Importance of diet and a healthy lifestyle
  • Drug education
  • Financial education
  • Sex and relationship education
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety 

We want children to enjoy PSHE sessions and help to prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experience in later life.  

It is our intent that teachers are confident in their ability to deliver PSHE sessions.  This will ensure that quality and effective sessions are delivered with the correct coverage.

At Oxspring we use materials produced by 1decision. Teacher use these materials to enhance delivering the Primary PSHE & RSE curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2. In EYFS, teachers follow the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance which aims for all children in Reception to have an ‘Understanding of the World; people and communities, by the end of the academic year. Teachers will also plan from children’s own experiences through the seven areas of learning. Children are supported to progress their Personal, Social and Emotional Development on a daily basis through play based activities and role play. Play is an important vehicle for learning and appropriate resources are provided both within and outside the classroom. Adults in the EYFS are able to have numerous opportunities daily to link PSED cross curricular.

PSHE is delivered implicitly as well as explicitly, through many areas of school life including but not exclusively through collective worship, circle time, class discussion, extracurricular activities and campaigns like Anti-Bullying Week, Children’s Mental Health Week, lessons and activities on different world religions. These all support teaching children the principles of PSHE.

There are 3 core themes which run through the 1Decision programme of study

Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Core theme 2: Relationships

Core theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

This area of PSHE teaches children:

  • What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • How to manage change, including puberty, transition and loss
  • How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing, and where to get help with this
  • How to respond in an emergency
  • To identify different influences on health and wellbeing

Core theme 2: Relationships 

This theme includes:

  • How to develop and maintain a variety of relationships, within a range of social and cultural contexts
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within relationships
  • How to respond to risky or negative relationships, including bullying and abuse
  • How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • How to respect equality and diversity in relationships


Core theme 3: Living in the Wider World 

 Through this theme, children learn:

  • About respect for themselves and others, and the importance of responsible actions and behaviour
  • About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and citizens
  • About different groups and communities
  • To respect equality and diversity, and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment.
  • About where money comes from, keeping it safe, and the importance of managing it effectively
  • The part that money plays in people’s lives
  • A basic understanding of enterprise

 These core themes run throughout all 9 units to be covered for over the year.

Click the link below to see an overviews of the 9 units.

In addition to our PSHE lessons, our wellbeing themed assemblies follow a structured plan, this ensures a thorough coverage of all areas and ensures that key areas such as online safety are revisited throughout the year.

Click below to view our assembly planner.

RSE at Oxspring

At Oxspring, RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) encompasses safe guarding, health and wellbeing, preparation to adulthood, positive relationships and responsibility.

Following the 1Decision scheme of learning, the units Relationships for ages 5 – 8 and Growing and Changing for ages 9 – 11 support us to deliver the RSE curriculum.

Below details the different areas of RSE in each year group.

Year group Topic/theme details
Year 1


1.       Friendship-

• understand how to be a good friend • be able to recognise kind and thoughtful behaviours • understand the importance of caring about other people’s feelings • be able to see a situation from another person’s point of view.

Year 2


1.       Bullying-

be able to name a range of feelings • understand why we should care about other people’s feelings • be able to see and understand bullying behaviours • know how to cope with these bullying behaviours.

2.       Body language-

be able to recognise and name a range of feelings • understand that feelings can be shown without words • be able to see a situation from another person’s point of view • understand why it is important to care about other people’s feelings.

Year 3


1.       Touch- understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touch • know why it is important to care about other people’s feelings • understand personal boundaries • know who and how to ask for help • be able to name human body parts.

Year 4

Growing and changing

1.       Appropriate Touch-

identify the different types of relationships we can have and describe how these can change as we grow • explain how our families support us and how we can support our families • identify how relationships can be healthy or unhealthy • explain how to ask for help and identify who can help us if a relationship makes us feel uncomfortable.

Year 5

Growing and changing

1.       Puberty-

explain what puberty means • describe the changes that boys and girls may go through during puberty • identify why our bodies go through puberty • develop coping strategies to help with the different stages of puberty • identify who and what can help us during puberty

Year 6

Growing and changing

1.       Conception-

explain the terms ‘conception’ and ‘reproduction’ • describe the function of the female and male reproductive systems • identify the various ways adults can have a child • explain various different stages of pregnancy • identify the laws around consent


Please click the link below to view our RSE policy.