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Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education

At Gravel Hill, our PSHE curriculum strives to give pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. It brings together healthy relationships, social responsibility and personal well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values.

We cover three core themes throughout the school year, focussing on different topics each term. Our approach allows the whole school to focus on similar themes at the same time, enabling us to promote PSHE together through assemblies and whole school incentives. Our approach also allows the children to revisit and build on their knowledge year on year. 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Our PSHE curriculum covers all of the statutory requirements for RSE within each year group. Effective Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) is crucial to developing and maintaining emotional and physical health. Our curriculum is designed to ensure pupils receive their sex education in the wider context of relationships, and are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

We also support the children to develop a range of appropriate personal skills to keep themselves healthy and safe, particularly within different relationships.  

Throughout their time at Gravel Hill,  the children spend time developing an understanding of a range of values and moral issues including the importance of family life.  Children are taught biological facts related to human growth and development, including reproduction and the importance of healthy relationships.

We believe that the teaching of sex education should be complementary and supportive to the role of parents. The link below will take you to our Parent Workshop/Consultation presentation. 

Parent Workshop/Consultation

Relationships & Sex Education Whole School Overview

PSHE Progression of Skills Ladder

PSHE Whole School Overview

Below is a simple breakdown of what each year group will be covering in RSE. 

Year 1

  • My special people

Year 2

  • Growing up:the human life cycle
  • Everybody’s body

Year 3

  • What makes a good friend?
  • Falling out with friends

Year 4

  • Time to change
  • Physical hygiene

Year 5

  • Menstruation and wet dreams
  • Emotions and feelings

Year 6

  • Puberty: recap and review
  • Puberty: change and becoming independent
  • Positive, healthy relationships
  • How babies are made

Full lesson plans can be found via the links below: 

Year 1 & 2 RSE lesson plan

Year 3 RSE lesson plan

Year 4 & 5 RSE lesson plan

Year 6 RSE lesson plan

Mixed Gender Lessons

Helpful resources for each Year group: