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St John's Primary Academy


Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic (PSHCE) education is defined as a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and of social and economic communities.

Key Stage 1

Pupils are taught: 

  • Identify and name some feelings and express some of their positive qualities
  • Demonstrate that they can manage some feelings in a positive and effective way
  • Begin to share their views and opinions
  • Set themselves simple goals
  • Make simple choices about some aspects of their health and well-being, and know what keeps them healthy
  • Explain ways of keeping clean
  • Talk about the harmful aspects of some household products
  • Describe ways of keeping safe in familiar situations
  • Explain that people grow from young to old
  • Recognise that bullying is wrong and list some ways to get help in dealing with it
  • Recognise the effect of their behaviour on other people, and cooperate with others
  • Identify and respect the differences and similarities between people
  • Explain different ways that family and friends should care for one another.



Key Stage 2

Pupils are taught:

  • Demonstrate that they recognise their own worth and that of others
  • Express their views confidently and listen to and show respect for the views of others
  • Identify positive ways to face new challenges
  • Discuss bodily and emotional changes and demonstrate ways of dealing with these positively
  • Talk about a range of jobs, and explain how they will develop skills to work in the future
  • Demonstrate how to look after and save money
  • Make choices about how to develop healthy lifestyles
  • Identify some factors that affect emotional health and well-being
  • Make judgements and decisions and list some ways of resisting negative peer pressure around health and well-being
  • List commonly available substances and drugs that are legal and illegal, and describe some of the effects and risks of these
  • Identify and explain how to manage the risks in different familiar situations
  • Explain how their actions have consequences for themselves and others
  • Describe the nature and consequences of bullying, and express ways of responding to it
  • Identify different types of relationships and show ways to maintain good relationships
  • Respond to, or challenge, negative behaviours such as stereotyping and aggression
  • Describe some of the different beliefs and values in society, and demonstrate respect and tolerance to people different from themselves.


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