Clavering Primary School

  1. Learning
  3. PSHEE Curriculum


PSHEE is an acronym for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.

For more information, please contact Mr McAvoy (Deputy Headteacher), Mr Savage (The Arts, PE & PSHEE Leader) and/or your child's/children's teacher(s).


  • A high-quality PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society; to keep themselves healthy and safe; to prepare them for life and work in modern society; and to manage their lives, now and in the future.
  • When taught effectively, PSHEE helps pupils to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. It should enable pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. 
  • As outlined in the National Curriculum, all schools are expected to teach PSHEE, drawing on good practice. PSHEE is a non-statutory subject, but schools are expected to use their PSHEE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Although PSHEE is non-statutory, part of our PSHEE Curriculum includes the statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and the statutory Health Education.

Aims of the Clavering Curriculum for Art & Design   

The Clavering Curriculum for PSHEE aims to ensure that all pupils:


Within Being me in my world

  • develop a sense of belonging; are able to welcome others; and be part of a school community (the ‘Clavering Family), a wider community, and a global community;
  • have an understanding of rights and responsibilities; are able to work and socialise with others; and have a sense of their own voice;


Within Celebrating difference

  • have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to champion diversity and fight against prejudice and all forms of bullying; accept everyone’s rights to ‘difference’ and understand that there is no such thing as ‘normal’;


Within Dreams and goals

  • are able to reflect on their hopes, dreams and aspirations as well as their goals for success and the dreams of others; learn about what personal strengths are and how to overcome challenges; and learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment and success;


Within Healthy me

  • develop their knowledge and understanding about emotional health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid) in order to live emotionally and physically healthy lives;


Within Relationships

  • develop a healthy attitude towards relationships (including attraction, assertiveness, personal strengths, self-esteem, roles and responsibilities, stereotypes, and handling conflict); and understand how to stay safe (including staying safe online);


Within Changing me

  • learn how to cope with change, focusing on emotional and physical changes (including those linked to puberty, growing older and transition to the next year group);
  • have an age-appropriate knowledge and understanding of life cycles and how babies are made.

Clavering Learning Foci for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)

1. To develop a sense of belonging, inclusivity, community, rights and responsibilities, and own voice;

2. To develop a tolerant attitude that champions diversity and fights against all form of prejudice and bullying (whilst knowing how to cope with prejudice and bullying);

3. To develop an ambitious mindset, equipped with the skills to appreciate personal strengths and manage a variety of feelings linked to success and disappointment;

4. To develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to live an emotionally and physically healthy life;

5. To develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to have healthy relationships, thriving as individuals, family members and members of society;

6. To develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to handle change successfully (including emotional changes and physical changes) and develop an age-appropriate knowledge and understanding about life cycles and how babies are made.

Topics studied in each year group

Year 1:

Being me in my world 1

Feeling special and safe

Being part of a class

Rights and responsibilities

Rewards and feeling proud


Owning the Learning Charter


Celebrating difference 1

Similarities and differences

Understanding bullying and knowing how to deal with it

Making new friends

Celebrating the differences in everyone


Dreams and goals 1

Setting goals

Identifying successes and achievements

Learning styles

Working well and celebrating achievement with a partner

Tackling new challenges

Identifying and overcoming


Feelings of success


Healthy me 1

Keeping myself healthy

Healthier lifestyle choices

Keeping clean

Being safe

Medicine safety/safety with household items

Road safety

Linking health and happiness


Relationships 1

Belonging to a family

Making friends/being a good friend

Physical contact preferences

People who help us

Qualities as a friend and person


Being a good friend to myself

Celebrating special relationships


Changing me 1

Life cycles – animal and human

Changes in me

Changes since being a baby

Differences between female and male bodies (correct terminology)

Linking growing and learning

Coping with change


Year 2:

Being me in my world 2

Hopes and fears for the year

Rights and responsibilities

Rewards and consequences

Safe and fair learning environment

Valuing contributions


Recognising feelings


Celebrating difference 2

Assumptions and stereotypes about gender

Understanding bullying

Standing up for self and others

Making new friends

Gender diversity

Celebrating difference and remaining friends


Dreams and goals 2

Achieving realistic goals


Learning strengths

Learning with others

Group co-operation

Contributing to and sharing success


Healthy me 2


Healthier choices


Healthy eating and nutrition

Healthier snacks and sharing food


Relationships 2

Different types of family

Physical contact boundaries

Friendship and conflict


Trust and appreciation

Expressing appreciation for special relationships


Changing me 2

Life cycles in nature

Growing from young to old

Increasing independence

Differences in female and male bodies (correct terminology)


Preparing for transition

Year 3:

Being me in my world 3

Setting personal goals

Self-identity and worth

Positivity in challenges

Rules, rights and responsibilities

Rewards and consequences

Responsible choices

Seeing things from others’ perspectives


Celebrating difference 3

Families and their differences

Family conflict and how to manage it (child-centred)

Witnessing bullying and how to solve it

Recognising how words can be hurtful

Giving and receiving compliments


Dreams and goals 3

Difficult challenges and achieving success

Dreams and ambitions

New challenges

Motivation and enthusiasm

Recognising and trying to overcome obstacles

Evaluating learning processes

Managing feelings

Simple budgeting


Healthy me 3


Fitness challenges

Food labelling and healthy swaps

Attitudes towards drugs

Keeping safe and why it is important online and offline

Respect for myself and others

Healthy and safe choices


Relationships 3

Family roles and responsibilities

Friendship and negotiation

Keeping safe online and who to go to for help

Being a global citizen

Being aware of how my choices affect others

Awareness of how other children have different lives

Expressing appreciation for family and friends


Changing me 3

How babies grow

Understanding a baby’s needs

Outside body changes

Inside body changes

Family stereotypes

Challenging my ideas

Preparing for transition

Year 4:

Being me in my world 4

Being part of a class team

Being a school citizen

Rights, responsibilities and democracy (school council)

Rewards and consequences

Group decision-making

Having a voice

What motivates behaviour


Celebrating difference 4

Challenging assumptions

Judging by appearance

Accepting self and others

Understanding influences

Understanding bullying


Identifying how special and

unique everyone is

First impressions


Dreams and goals 4

Hopes and dreams

Overcoming disappointment

Creating new, realistic dreams

Achieving goals

Working in a group

Celebrating contributions


Positive attitudes


Healthy me 4

Healthier friendships

Group dynamics




Peer pressure

Celebrating inner strength


Relationships 4


Love and loss

Memories of loved ones

Getting on and falling out

Girlfriends and boyfriends

Showing appreciation to people and animals


Changing me 4

Being unique

Having a baby

Girls and puberty

Confidence in change

Accepting change

Preparing for transition

Environmental change

Year 5:

Being me in my world 5

Planning the forthcoming year

Being a citizen

Rights and responsibilities

Rewards and consequences

How behaviour affects groups

Democracy, having a voice, participating


Celebrating difference 5

Cultural differences and how they can cause conflict


Rumours and name-calling

Types of bullying

Material wealth and happiness

Enjoying and respecting other cultures


Dreams and goals 5

Future dreams

The importance of money

Jobs and careers

Dream job and how to get there

Goals in different cultures

Supporting others (charity)



Healthy me 5

Smoking, including vaping


Alcohol and anti-social behaviour

Emergency aid

Body image

Relationships with food

Healthy choices

Motivation and behaviour


Relationships 5

Self-recognition and self-worth

Building self-esteem

Safer online communities

Rights and responsibilities online

Online gaming and gambling

Reducing screen time

Dangers of online grooming

Internet safety rules


Changing me 5

Self- and body image

Influence of online and media on body image

Puberty for girls

Puberty for boys

Conception (including IVF)

Growing responsibility

Coping with change

Preparing for transition

Year 6:

Being me in my world 6

Identifying goals for the year

Global citizenship

Children’s universal rights

Feeling welcome and valued

Choices, consequences and rewards

Group dynamics

Democracy, having a voice

Anti-social behaviour



Celebrating difference 6

Perceptions of normality

Understanding disability

Power struggles

Understanding bullying


Differences as conflict, difference as celebration



Dreams and goals 6

Personal learning goals, in and out of school

Success criteria

Emotions in success

Making a difference in the world


Recognising achievements



Healthy me 6

Taking personal responsibility

How substances affect the body

Exploitation, including ‘county lines’ and gang culture

Emotional and mental health

Managing stress


Relationships 6

Mental health

Identifying mental health worries and sources of support

Love and loss

Managing feelings

Power and control


Technology safety

Take responsibility with technology use


Changing me 6


Body image

Puberty and feelings

Conception to birth

Reflections about change

Physical attraction

Respect and consent