Moor Nook Community School PSHE Curriculum


Personal, Social, Health Education Curriculum Document

Statement of Intent

Our PSHE curriculum enables 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. PSHE is implemented alongside our Values Based Education which promotes a school ethos that is underpinned by core values and British values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere. As a result of a well-structured curriculum we will develop independent children who are able to make choices with core values embedded, and be a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.



During their education at Moor Nook Community Primary School we aim for all our children:

To have respect for themselves and others, valuing the differences and similarities between people;

To develop good relationships with other members of the school and wider community;

To be independent, self-disciplined and responsible members of society;

To be positive and active members of a democratic society;

To raise aspirations and equip children with the knowledge and skills of careers for the future.

To develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;

To know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;

Will be aware of safety issues and manage risk in their own lives.

To be aware of potential risks in the online world and how best we can stay safe.




Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly;

Set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want and control their immediate impulses when appropriate;

Give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in activity, and show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge;

Explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly;

Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.

Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others;

Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers;

Show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs.

Year 1


Roles of different people

Families, feeling cared for

Recognising privacy; staying safe; seeking permission

How behaviour affects others; being polite and respectful

What rules are; caring for others’ needs; looking after the environment

Using the internet and digital devices; communicating online

Strengths and interests; jobs in the community

Keeping healthy; food and exercise, hygiene routines; sun safety

Recognising what makes them unique and special; feelings; managing when things go wrong

How rules and age restrictions help us; keeping safe online

Year 2


Making friends; feeling lonely and getting help

Managing secrets; resisting pressure and getting help; recognising hurtful behaviour

Recognising things in common and differences; playing and working cooperatively; sharing


Belonging to a group; roles and responsibilities; being the same and different in the community

The internet in everyday life; online content and information

What money is; needs and wants; looking after money

Why sleep is important; medicines and keeping healthy; keeping teeth healthy; managing feelings and asking for help

Growing older; naming body parts; moving class or year

Safety in different environments; risk and safety at home; emergencies

Year 3


What makes a family; features of family life

Personal boundaries; safely responding to others; the impact of hurtful behaviour

Recognising respectful behaviour; the importance of self-respect; courtesy and being polite

The value of rules and laws; rights, freedoms and responsibilities

How the internet is used; assessing information online

Different jobs and skills; job stereotypes; setting personal goals

Health choices and habits; what affects feelings; expressing feelings

Personal strengths and achievements; managing and re- framing setbacks

Risks and hazards; safety in the local environment and unfamiliar places

Year 4


Positive friendships, including online

Responding to hurtful behaviour; managing confidentiality; recognising risks online

Respecting differences and similarities; discussing difference sensitively

What makes a community; shared responsibilities

How data is shared and used

Making decisions about money; using and keeping money safe

Maintaining a balanced lifestyle; oral hygiene and dental care

Personal identity; recognising individuality and different qualities; mental wellbeing

Medicines and household products; drugs common to everyday life

Year 5


Managing friendships and peer influence

Physical contact and feeling safe

Responding respectfully to a wide range of people; recognising prejudice and discrimination

Protecting the environment; compassion towards others

How information online is targeted; different media types, their role and impact

Identifying job interests and aspirations; what influences career choices; workplace stereotypes

Healthy sleep habits; sun safety; medicines, vaccinations, immunisations and allergies

Physical and emotional changes in puberty; external genitalia; personal hygiene routines; support with

puberty (statutory)

Keeping safe in different situations, including responding in emergencies, first aid.

Year 6


Attraction to others; romantic relationships; civil partnership and marriage

Recognising and managing pressure; consent in different situations

Expressing opinions and respecting other points of view, including discussing topical issues

Valuing diversity; challenging discrimination and stereotypes

Evaluating media sources; sharing things online

Influences and attitudes to money; money and financial risks

What affects mental health and ways to take care of it; managing change, loss and bereavement managing time online

Human reproduction and birth (non-statutory); increasing independence; managing transition

Keeping personal information safe; regulations and choices; drug use and the law; drug use and the media