At Village Primary, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our local community, Thornaby and in the role of a global citizen. PSHE’s intent is to help our children understand how they are developing personally and socially, whilst tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up to develop healthy, safe relationships. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and, in light of technological advancement and social media, understand what it means to be a member of a diverse and rapidly changing society. Using a range of strategies (RRSA, Global Goals and Growth Mindset) we prioritise equipping every child with the skills they need to ‘Explore, Dream and Discover’. Through the use of ‘Philosophy For Children’ (P4C) we encourage them to challenge ideas and voice their opinions in a safe environment.  Our children are encouraged to be proud and to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider Thornaby community. We listen to the needs of the community and respond to current local, national and international issues in an age appropriate way.


PSHE – Curriculum Map

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 Communicating feelings and empathy.


Behaviour, fair/unfair, right/wrong Change and loss

Hygiene, cleanliness and germs


Cooperating, resolving arguments

People, similarities and differences

Safety, road, water, rail, fire, online, rules


Feelings, bodies, hurt, comfortable, teasing, bullying
Year 2 Feelings, managing feelings


Valuing difference Growing, changing, young and old.

Correct terminology, body parts and external genitalia.


Medicines. Household products, safety, risk.

Special people, caring

Physical contact, touch, acceptable and unacceptable.


Asking for help

Keeping safe


Privacy and respecting privacy
Year 3 Friendships, families, couples and positive relationships. Change, loss, separation, divorce and bereavement

Risk, danger, hazard, responsibility and safety.


Confidentiality, secrets, surprises and personal safety.

Listening, viewpoints, opinions and respect.

Emergency aid, help and safety, rules


Bullying, discrimination, aggressive behaviour

Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, medicines, caffeine.


Year 4 Media images, reality/fantasy, true/false

 Achievements, aspirations, goals, strengths, target-setting


Conflicting emotions, feelings and managing emotions. Bacteria, viruses, hygiene, routines

Pressure, managing pressure, influences, media, peer


Disputes, conflict, feedback, support, negotiation and compromise

People, identity, similarities, differences and equality


Safety, roads, cycle, rail, water, fire.

Safety, online, personal information, passwords, images

Advice, support, asking for help.



Dares, challenges.


Healthy relationships, privacy, sharing personal boundaries.

Year 5 Relationships, unhealthy pressure

Achievements, aspirations, goals, strengths and target setting.


Conflicting emotions, feelings, managing feelings. Risk, danger, hazard, responsibility, safety

Bacteria, viruses, hygiene routines.


Pressure, managing pressure, influences, media, peer

Actions, behaviour, consequences

Puberty, physical and emotional changes.

Collaborative working, sharing goals.


Disputes, conflict, feedback, support, negotiation, compromise

People, equality, identity, stereotypes, discrimination.

Year 6 Change, transitions, loss, separation, divorce, bereavement.



Committed loving relationships, civil partnerships, marriage Emergency aid, help, safety, rules,


Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, medicines, caffeine.

Physical contact, touch, acceptable and unacceptable.


Confidentiality, secrets, surprises, personal safety.

Listening, viewpoints, opinions, respect.


Puberty, physical and emotional changes.

Safety, roads, cycle, rail, water, fire.

Safety, online, personal information, passwords, images

Advice, support, asking for help.


Mobile phones, responsibility, Social media, information, forwarding, safe use.

Bullying, discrimination, aggressive behaviour.

Dares, challenges.

Privacy, sharing personal boundaries.






·         That others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they should respect those differences and know that other children’s families are also characterised by love and care


·         How to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice from others if needed


·         How important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends


·         The characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties


·         How to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others, if needed


·         The importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds), or make different choices or have different preferences or beliefs


·         The conventions of courtesy and manners


·         The importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness


·         About different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help


·         That people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not


·         The rules and principles for keeping safe online, how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how to report them


·         How information and data is shared and used online


·         What sorts of boundaries are appropriate in friendships with peers and others (including in a digital context)


·         About the concept of privacy and the implications of it for both children and adults; including that it is not always right to keep secrets if they relate to being safe


·         That each person’s body belongs to them, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact


·         How to recognise and report feelings of being unsafe or feeling bad about any adult


·         How to ask for advice or help for themselves or others, and to keep trying until they are heard


·         How to report concerns or abuse, and the vocabulary and confidence needed to do so


·         Where to get advice e.g. family, school and/or other sources