Inspirational people who made a difference: Mahatma Ghanda, Nelson Mandela, Walt Disney and Karl Max


At Weeth School we believe in the explicit and dedicated teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economics) to equip our children with the tools needed to navigate our ever-changing world. More so than ever, we understand the need for children to consider their wellbeing as well as develop their social skills. The recent, challenging times has tested and restricted the opportunities to practise our social skills and coupled with the increase of people suffering with ill mental health, we feel it is imperative to give this valuable subject the coverage and high profile within our curriculum that it is deserves and needs.

We have a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning which links directly to our 3 I’s (Inspire, Influence and Impact) and these lessons give our young people the skills and knowledge they need to flourish in school and beyond.

Broadly, our units can be classified into the following categories: health and wellbeing, living in the wider world, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) and drugs awareness and relationships. Within these, children learn to recognise and address a range of emotions and feelings as well as gaining life skills that will enable them to become resilient, life-long learners and present themselves as all round good citizens.

Our PSHE offer complements the fundamental British Values. The learning objectives help to develop a willingness in children to engage in important moral questions – through reasoned and wide-ranging argument – to encourage genuine commitment to fundamental democratic values.

The skills and knowledge learned in PSHE lessons are transferable across the curriculum and we want our children to understand how to apply key skills and strategies in a range of different contexts.

We participate in a variety of focus days or weeks such as, Anti-Bullying Week, Mental Health Week, Road Safety Week and many more which enables us to focus on specific areas. These are celebrated in different ways e.g. Odd Sock Day, wearing yellow etc.


Our delivery of PSHE follows the National Curriculum and we use the Lifewise scheme of learning to implement this.

Discreet hourly lessons are taught in each class and skills and strategies are referred to within other lessons or situations.

Learning objectives in the Lifewise topic lesson plans for Sex, Drugs and FGM education reference the relevant year group learning objectives in the Science National Curriculum, where applicable, and highlight additional content included in the Lifewise Scheme.

In KS1, the learning objectives for Lifewise topics focus on areas within the pupil’s own personal experience e.g.: their family life, sense of safety and immediate relationships such as friends and family.

In KS2, the learning objectives for Lifewise topics build on the KS1 learning. They further develop pupils’ understanding of personal experiences, helping them to apply this learning to situations in every-day life, the wider world and their future health and well-being.

Prominent displays are in each classroom reflecting the current unit being taught. These contain strategies to overcome barriers (academic, social and emotional) linking directly to social and emotional learning.

PSHE Overview

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FS2 Road safety

Keeping our hands to oursleves


Water saftey

Who helps me at home and at school?

Who helps me stay safe and healthy?

Fire safety

Gentle hands and hearts


Being curious

Making mistakes

Managing feelings


Planting our food

Plants we can eat


Cities, town, land and sea

The great outdoors

Sounds music and noise


Marching to the beat of your own drum.

Taking good care of yourself

Follow my lead


Year 1 Trust

Road Safety

Managing Anger

Emergency Services

Being Happy

First Aid/CPR

Being Mindful


A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

Braving the Weather

Respecting Others

Safety Symbols

Food and What Not to Eat

Water Safety

Hygiene and Me

Getting Your Sleep

My Body Belongs to Me (RHE/RSE)

Signalling &Sign Language

Year 2 Forest Survival


It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Fire Safety

Dealing with Loss

Personal Goal Setting

The Art of Failure

Fight or Flight


Protecting our Planet

Feeling Sad

Medicines and Drugs

Desert Island




My Body is Growing (RHE/RSE)

Year 3 Relationships with Others

Helping Others to Get Help

Growth Mindset




Managing Anger


Problem Solving &Time Management


Personal Hygiene

Culture & Liberty

Vaccinations & Disease

Sun Safety

Freedom to Choose

Trusting Others


Democracy & Law

My Body, Your Body (RHE/RSE)

Screen Time

Staying Safe Online

Year 4 Respect

Problem Solving & Resourcefulness


Impact of Bullying & Discrimination

Relaxing to Re-Charge

A Balanced Diet

Healthy Eating

The Importance of Physical Activity

Where Does My Food Come From?


Screen Time

Family Relationships

Government & Rules

Freedom in Beliefs

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

The Art of Failure

Keeping My Body Safe (RSE)

Year 5 Learning



Laws & Parliament

Dealing with Adversity

Responsibility & Inspiration

Body Language & Communication

Being Responsible

Respecting Others – Boundaries & Beliefs

The Human Body


You Get Out What You Put into Life

Communicating Effectively

The Digital World

Supporting the Community

Freedom of Speech and Movement

Saving Money Borrowing Money

Junk food

Nutritional Values

My Body Changes (RSE)

Keeping My Body The Same

Year 6 Tax



First Aid

Organisation of Life


Power of Negotiation

From Learning to Working

How to Write a CV


The Government


Lawmakers & Activists

Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking

Rights & Radicalisation


My Amazing Body (RSE)

Feeling Anxious

Managing Anger