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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'


PSHE at Blandford St Mary CE Primary


Curriculum Intent


During key stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase.

It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online.


PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.


Curriculum Implementation


Learning opportunities are organised under themes, with subheadings, these are ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘The Wider World.’ We believe that PSHE education should address both pupils’ current experiences and also prepare them for their futures.

We recognise that it is important that pupils recognise their PSHE education as relevant and applicable across many important areas of their lives.  Unlike many other subjects, much of the specific knowledge taught in PSHE education changes regularly, for example as a result of legal changes, medical or technological advances. It is therefore important to ensure that all information used to develop pupils’ knowledge on any aspect of PSHE education is up to date, accurate, unbiased and balanced.


Curriculum Impact


We see the children learning and growing; becoming more aware of similarities and differences between them and others and how they can grow and develop as individuals through their understanding of social situations.


We use a variety of strategies to evaluate the knowledge, skills and understanding that our children have gained in each topic.