During Key Stages 1 and 2, learners gradually build on the skills, attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years/Foundation Stage.

South Petherwin Primary School's RSHE education offers learning opportunities and experiences which reflect the increasing independence and physical and social awareness of learners as they move through the school. They learn skills to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe. Our PSHE curriculum assists pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities and in turn, prepares them to be able to succeed in the future.

The curriculum is divided into three core themes, which run throughout the key stages:

Health and Wellbeing


Living in the Wider World

Each area will be taught throughout the school year and will be tailored for the age of the pupils. Each area will provide the pupils with the following objectives.

Health and Wellbeing

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

About managing change, including puberty, transition and loss

How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this

How to respond in an emergency

To identify different influences on health and wellbeing

RSE subject intent.pdf
Strategies for supporting pupils.pdf


 How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts

How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse

How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help

How to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

Living in the Wider World

About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions

 About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens

About different groups and communities

To respect equality and 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

How money plays an important part in people’s lives

A basic understanding of enterprise.