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PSHE at The Pines

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."

Christopher Robin

Vision and Intent

At The Pines, we aim to promote pupil’s personal, social, spiritual and health education, as well as their emotional development and well-being. 

We aim to:

  • Provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
  • Help children to learn life skills to assist their personal, spiritual and physical growth. 

Our Curriculum Drivers are reflected through our PSHE curriculum as it:

Helps children understand THEIR PLACE IN OUR WORLD, enabling them see their own value and worth.
Gives children confidence with LANGUAGE & ORACY so they can express themselves to others, including when they might need to say no.
Enables children to LEARN the SKILLS of perseverance and learning from mistakes as well as being active learners.
Supports children with ways to maintain a HEALTHY MIND.


At The Pines we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and is integrated throughout our curriculum.


Early Years and Foundation Stage

In Early Years, PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) is a prime area of learning therefore an integral aspect of daily planning, teaching and learning.

· Making relationships

· Self-confidence and self-awareness

· Managing feelings and behaviour


Planning is child led to reflect the interests of the children and the needs of the school. Children take part in circle time and discuss topics and themes that are at their level. Teachers look at the three core themes and take aspects of these to inform their planning. PSED is a fundamental building block in a child’s development and underpins the whole curriculum.


 Key Stage One and Two

Within Key Stage One and Two, we ensure that children receive regular PSHE lessons which focus on key objectives and skills. Teaching and learning in the classroom shows progression across all key stages within the PSHE core themes; relationships, living in the wider world, health and well-being. RSE is threaded through these core themes but is at the heart of two cores themes (relationships and growing and changing). The curriculum at The Pines identifies links to British Values, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and key skills into the curriculum. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class and we encourage this where possible. We also have lessons from the book ‘No Outsiders’ built into the curriculum.


PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured. We have a whole school assembly to launch each theme and children continue learning at an age appropriate level.

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The children at The Pines receive an in depth curriculum with plenty of opportunity to revisit, renew and remember what they have learnt. At The Pines we feel it is paramount that children have opportunity to implement their personal, social, health and emotional learning in everyday situations and we encourage, where possible, real life context to be given. The written and spoken outcomes of children's learning demonstrates that they know more, can do more and remember more in PSHE.



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