Our PHSE Intent

At Holly Park School, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to stay healthy  and safe now and prepare for their futures. PHSE is a spiral curriculum – build on learning year on year​. 

Here is a briefing sheet for parents: PHSE for parents

PHSE includes:

  • Relationships Education  (Statutory)​
  • Health Education  (Statutory)​
  • Sex Education (Only 2-3 lessons in Year 6)
  • Economic Wellbeing
  • Being a Responsible Citizen
  • Careers

Here is more detail on each section:

Relationships Education

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

Health Education

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body

There are many cross-curricular links including:

  • Science – naming body parts
  • PE – health and fitness
  • Science and DT – healthy eating
  • ICT – Internet safety and harms

The framework is based on three core themes:

  • Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing
  • Core Theme 2: Relationships
  • Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world

PHSE is often taught with active learning techniques:

  • Continuums
  • Drama
  • Puppets
  • Stories
  • Circle Time
  • Debates
  • Drawings/posters

At Holly Park we record our PHSE work

  • KS1 – continue to use Topic books with PSHE Learning Objective as title
  • KS2 – specific PSHE/RE book that each child takes with them through the Key Stage
  • Floor Books – to record other PSHE work
  • The First Aid part of PHSE is taught by an external company
  • Board games

Here is how our curriculum progresses: Holly-Park-PSHE-Curriculum

Developing PHSE vocabulary is also very important. Here is a progression of vocabulary development PHSE vocabulary sheet