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PSHE at St. Anne's Catholic Primary School
PSHE Lead: Miss Lawrence


Our intention is that when children leave St. Anne’s, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being. Our PSHE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them to be confident and happy citizens.


EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work called ‘Connect PSHE’. Connect PSHE covers all of the statutory outcomes through allowing the children to engage in six wellbeing behaviours. Connect PSHE is a spiral curriculum, which means the same topic is covered across the school at the same time but learning is deepened each year. This encourages reinforcement of previously-learned concepts, which promotes the retention of skills in later years.

Connecting with others – this involves having healthy social relationships.
Challenging oneself – this involves continually trying to improve via learning.
Giving to others – this involves spending time and resources helping our fellow human beings.
Exercising – this involves engaging in physical activity.
Embracing the moment – this involves mindfully interacting with our thoughts and feelings.
Self-care – this involves looking after oneself, such as through healthy eating and improved sleep quality.

  • Children in KS1 and KS2 have a weekly timetabled PSHE lesson
  • Across the school, all children have their own PSHE folder, where they record their learning and this is passed up with them as they move up the school.
  • Children reflect on their learning at the end every lesson to allow them to consider how this learning will change their behaviour or their thoughts going forward.
  • Teachers use baseline assessments to inform their planning and end of unit assessments to show the progress of their children.
  • Whole school themes are explored during key stage assemblies such as, our school values, wellbeing, E-Safety, Zones of regulation and healthy living.
  • As a school we celebrate Healthy Living and Mental Health Week in June, where all children in the school take part in different physical activities and take part in class activities related to mental health.
  • We participate in Anti-Bullying week each year in November and all classes take part in activities related to the yearly theme from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.


By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem