Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School


PSHE and RSE at Primrose Hill




At Primrose Hill the aim of PSHE (Personal, Social and Emotional Development in EYFS) and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) is to give children the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future about their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships and financial matters. We aim to support the children in becoming confident individuals and active members of society. We strive to prepare children with understanding and knowledge, strategies and tools to take care of their mental health and wellbeing, helping them to live life well. 

Substantive Knowledge strands: 

  • Citizenship
  • Families and relationships
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Economic wellbeing 
  • Safety and the changing body. 

PSHE teaching and learning and PSED teaching and learning in EYFS at Pudsey Primrose Hill aims to help children learn how to keep safe and healthy in an ever-changing world in a way that is relevant to them and their future. It will enable children to: 

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals


Owlcotes Elements 

A Healthy Mind and Body

Children are encouraged to be healthy physically and mentally by learning about cooking healthy food in DT, growing their own fruit and vegetables in Early Years and picking fruit annually in the school grounds. Children learn a range of skills to aid their physical fitness such as Balanceability in Year 1, Bikeability in Year 2 and Junior Warrior in Year 6. Children also learn First Aid in Year 5. Everyone at Primrose Hill knows the importance of looking after their mental health as well as their physical health by using the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'.

Community Spirit

Children do their bit for our local community through an organising litter picking session in Reception and Year 5. In KS1, children become recycling champions and visit care homes. In KS2, children organise donations to the local food bank, support Pudsey in Bloom and help run a community cafe in Pudsey.




Pupils at Primrose Hill are taught:

  • that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health
  • about a range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) 
  • how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings
  • the benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness
  • simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests
  • isolation and loneliness can affect children and that it is very important for children to discuss their feelings with an adult and seek support
  • that bullying (including cyberbullying) has a negative and often lasting impact on mental wellbeing
  • where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing or ability to control their emotions (including issues arising online)

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