Health and WellbeingRelationships

Living in the Wider World


PSHE Intent

PSHE and RSE are taught through the Dimensions 3D programme, using a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work which develops our children to become healthy, social and emotionally literate and prepares them for the next steps in life.  The whole school approach with a strong emphasis on developing mental, physical and emotional health and is underpinned by our Core Values enables our school to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE across all Key Stages.   

At Holystone Primary School we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to prepare our pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them become successful, happy, confident learners and responsible citizens.  Our curriculum reflects our school context and values and is intended to: recognise and build on children’s previous learning; embed key knowledge; allow children to practise and develop a range of skills; be creative and instil a sense of self-belief, encouraging them to challenge themselves and each other.  Through a variety of learning experiences, we aim to provide opportunities for the pupils linked to our core values to develop their independence, resilience, respect for others and a strong sense of community spirit.



PSHE Implementation

By the end of EYFS-

  • Have had the opportunity to start to explore the three main stands of PSHE Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world relevant to the age and stage focusing on the key values to let children build their capacity for learning and equip them for life.
  • Pupils are confident, resilient, independent and develop strength of character in line with their age and developmental stage.


By the end of Key Stage 1-

  • Have built on their knowledge of the six puzzle pieces including learning about themselves and their world, understanding difference, relationships, being healthy and their dreams and goals.
  • This is delivered in an age appropriate and sensitive manner.


By the end of Key Stage 2-

  • Have completed the units of the Dimensions 3D programme and will have greater understanding of themselves, their feelings and emotions, the world around them, relationships and cultural difference.
  •  During the later years of key stage 2 pupils will also complete Relationship, Sex and Health education in line with the statutory 2020 guidance. The Jigsaw programme will also be used to deliver these topics which will cover relationships, health and the changing adolescent body (parents will have the right to remove their children from any lessons they feel inappropriate for their child).
  • These topics and themes will be taught in a sensitive and age appropriate manner.


This is how it works

  • Each Year group is taught at least 6 units of work across the year.
  • Each Year group is taught one lesson per week in an age and stage appropriate way.


This is what adults do:

  • Deliver exciting progressive curriculum which build on prior knowledge to enable a greater capacity for learning and equip each child for life.
  • Create a learning environment that supports learning and that engages children’s interest.
  • Whole school professional development.

This is how we support:

We will always give a child the opportunity to talk to a member of staff if they wish after a lesson has been delivered to ensure their wellbeing is being supported.

  • Work can be differentiated so that all children are able to meet the learning objective.
  • Small group/1:1 adult support given where required.
  • We use teacher and self-assessment to quickly identify any child who requires additional support in specific areas.
  • These pupils will then receive additional support or resources to use.


This is how we challenge

  • Lessons will be differentiated.
  • Additional activities to stretch the learning within the lesson.


This how we ensure all children can access the curriculum

  • Children who have SEN or EAL needs pre taught when appropriate. Seating children alongside good role models to support one another.
  • By providing visual/practical prompts.
  • Teaching lessons using a range of different techniques to appeal to different learning styles e.g. videos, drama.

PSHE Impact

This is what you might typically see

  • Engaged respectful learners.
  • Children asking questions and offering a range of answers.
  • Children focusing on learning key skills and showing the ability to listen to other’s ideas and opinions.

This is how we know how well our pupils are doing

Weekly lesson specific for each year group.

Marking and feedback by teacher and peers.

 Photographic and video evidence.

Displays of work in classes.

Assessment tracked at the end of each term and entered onto our assessment tracking system.

Book scrutiny, pupil interviews and planning audits.


This is the impact of the teaching

  • Children who have the ability to build on their capacity for learning by being: Inquisitive learners. Reflective learners. Children who are equipped for life by being well- rounded human beings.


Through the delivery of the PSHE and RSE subject's pupils will:

 • Understand how to eat in a healthy way and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to keep physically and mentally healthy.

• Have a developing understanding of age-appropriate healthy relationships.

• Have an understanding of British Values.

• Understand how to engage with the views, beliefs and opinions that differ from their own, developing understanding and appreciation for these differences.

• Understand how to be responsible, respectful and active citizens, who can contribute positively to society.

• Know how to debate ideas in considered and age-appropriate ways.