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Personal, Social And Health Education (PSHE)


If you would like to know more about PSHE at our school or if you have any questions please contact the PSHE subject leader (Mrs Burgin) at the school.

PSHE Mental health week 1

Our PSHE assessment tracker can be found here:

Our school is a learning environment where each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated.  We believe that all individuals are of equal worth and we seek to foster mutual respect and responsibility in a happy, caring Christian atmosphere.  The teaching and learning of PSHE supports this vision.

PSHE deals directly with diverse values, beliefs and attitudes of individuals.  It helps pupils acquire modern British values which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate difference and diversity and feel confident and informed British citizens.

At Wroot Travis Charity C of E Primary School we use the Jigsaw scheme of work to deliver PSHE lessons.  Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.  Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time.  For more information go to http://www.jigsawpshe.com

The PSHE overview can be found here

PSHE Mental health week 2

The six Jigsaw puzzles are:

Autumn 1: Being Me in My World - Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.

Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying) - Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work.

Spring 1: Dreams and Goals - Includes goal-setting, aspirations for yourself and the world and working together.

Spring 2: Healthy Me - Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices.

Summer 1: Relationships - Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.

Summer 2: Changing Me - This puzzle includes sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change.  Sex Education is also covered by a team from Big Talk Education.

Half termly progression for PSHE can be found here



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

As the classes at Wroot are organised into paired year groups  (Nursery & Reception, Year 1&2, Year 3&4, Year 5&6) teachers, overseen by our PSHE leader, plan carefully to ensure lessons are age appropriate. If necessary classes may be divided into separate year groups to ensure age relevant content is covered

Relationship Education

The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance on this can be found  here.

The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.

Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being. Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships Education, along with Health Education, is now statutory, and forms part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilitie

Our RSE Policy can be found here

To help you further understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.

RSE School Policy

Jisgaw Guide for Parents

DFE Guide for Parents

End of Primary Expectations

RSE Principles and Charter

The letter to parents regarding a further review of our RSE curriculum policy and requesting any feedback can be found here.


Big Talk Education

Image result for big talk educationTo keep children as safe as possible through the delivery of Relationship Education we engage in the support of the specialist organisation BigTalk Education, who are a Social Enterprise recognised by national lead bodies and Government.

They work with 3yr olds upwards and have been involved in delivering age-appropriate education of this type for over 20 years.

Below is some information on the Growing Up Safe programme that will be delivered to the Children. Parents can request to withdraw their child from these sessions and parental/carer consent is always sought in advance.

* Age 3 (Nursery). A fun learning environment where the children are taught: the differences between boys and girls, naming body parts, correct scientific words, private areas of the body, good touches and bad touches.

  • Ages 4 to 8 (Reception School Years 1, 2 & 3) Re-enforces and checks what was covered in Nursery.  Using specially designed child friendly resources at the end of this session they will be able to identify happy situations within relationships, and those which may be risky (e.g., other children or adults taking improper photographs of them, inappropriate touches, exposure to unsuitable media etc.) Plus, whom they can talk to if they are worried.
  • Ages 8 to 9 (School Year 4) We cover different kinds of families, similarities and differences between boys and girls, the emotional and physical changes of growing up (puberty) how babies are made, then develop in the womb etc. (reproduction). Also discussed is, how to look after our bodies and be safe and healthy.
  • Ages 9 to 11 (School Years 5 & 6) Reproduction and puberty are re-capped, the children are given the opportunity to ask questions. As well as additional clarification on puberty, they will often want more details on how babies develop and are born. It is important that they know there is someone in school as well as at home if they want help, advice or more information etc. (Information at this stage is vital to protect them as they move onto Secondary School and to provide an alternative to Google etc)

All the resources BigTalk Education use are age appropriate and help keep children protected from unwanted touches, abuse, and exposure to unsuitable images etc.

Further information on the above can be found on: www.bigtalkeducation.co.uk/parents

In addition, “Bodies, Babies and Bellybuttons” is the BigTalk book which accompanies the Growing Up Safe programme. This is a great resource for parents and can be ordered online from www.bigtalkeducation.co.uk on our Resources page.

Should you require any further information BigTalk Education can be contacted on admin@bigtalkeducation.co.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the above information or would like to discuss this with someone from school, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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