PSHE Curriculum


Implementation Impact

At Roade Primary School, it is our intent that all children will be lifelong learners with the confidence, ambition and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We believe personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a vital and important part of our children’s education. The staff at Roade Primary School work collaboratively and as role models to help our children develop into confident, happy, successful and resilient young people. Throughout we aim to equip our children with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions.   We share a cohesive vision to help children to understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world. We aspire to ensure PSHE is at the core of everything we do. By doing so it allows our children to blossom into confident, independent, reflective and responsible members of the ever-changing society around them. We strive to ensure children are challenged intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally. PSHE plays an important role in promoting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Education, incorporating British Values, which is implicit in the school ethos and is planned into all aspects of the curriculum. 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 curriculum aims to develop our children into resilient and thoughtful 21st Century citizens who are empowered to embrace the richness and diversity of life in modern Britain and the wider world.  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 is taught weekly in discreet lessons which meet the statutory and non-statutory requirements of the National Curriculum within the three strands: Relationship Education, Health Education and Sex Education.  We have a whole school approach and use a scheme of work which shows progression and continuity of learning. This scheme is called, ‘SCARF’ from Coram Children’s Charity. Every SCARF lesson plan has links to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study recommended learning opportunities; lesson plans are organised under the PSHE Association's programmes of Study core themes and topics enabling the whole school to cover the same themes each term.  Together these programmes increase awareness of the sources of help and enable pupils to develop the confidence and skills required to use them.  


The aims of PSHE and SCARF are to provide children with:

- accurate and relevant knowledge

- opportunities to create personal understanding

- opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities

- a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.


The units of work are set out half termly and link closely with safeguarding, the school ethos, British values, rights and responsibilities, and growth mind-sets so that the children have depth and breadth within this area of the curriculum. The children will be able to demonstrate their creativity through the work they produce for their class floor books.

Our curriculum ensures that all our children become engaged, active and responsible citizens who recognise and value their contribution to society. They gain a perspective of themselves as both local and global citizens. Our school values and PSHE programme are vital in promoting happiness and well-being so that our children can excel in all aspects of school life and indeed life in general. Through our curriculum we believe we are preparing our children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them ultimately for the adult world.




Our PSHE Threads

We have 6 threads that run through our PSHE curriculum, they are:

  • Growing and changing
  • Celebrating differences
  • Dreams, goals and achievements
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Living in the wider world


At Roade Primary School we study PSHE as part of our continuous provision within EYFS. 

PSHE is then studied through a timetabled lesson once a week from years 1 to 6.


Our 'PSHE Road', detailing the topics studied through the primary curriculum here at Roade:

Below are the knowledge organisers for each year group, if you would like to find out anymore information:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

If you have any questions about our PSHE curriculum, please contact your child's teacher or our PSHE subject lead.