PSHE Curriculum at Westfield School


The PSHE Curriculum at Westfield School promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and helps to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Our aim is that through our PSHE programme pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. Our PSHE Curriculum helps to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

At Westfield School we use a spiral PSHE programme which ensures that learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age- and stage-appropriate contexts. This programme is based on the PSHE Association Programme of Study.

The Programme of Study at Westfield School is divided into three ‘core themes’ for KS1 and KS2.

  1. Relationships    2. Living in the Wider World      3. Health and Wellbeing             

In the Autumn Term, within the ‘Relationships’ theme the pupils learn how to develop and maintain positive, healthy relationships, how to recognise and manage emotions. They find out how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse, how to respond to these and ask for help. The pupils learn how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

In the Spring Term within the ‘Living in the Wider World’ theme, pupils learn about the importance of respecting themselves and others, about rights and responsibilities. They learn about the importance of responsible behaviours and the importance of respecting equality and diversity.      The pupils learn about where money comes from, the importance of managing it effectively and about respecting and protecting the environment.

In the Summer Term, within the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ theme, pupils learn about maintaining healthy lifestyles, keeping physically and emotionally safe, how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and where/ how they can get help.  For  Sex and Relationship Education and Drug and Alcohol Education we follow the Programme of Study produced by The Christopher Winter Project in all key stages. Please see details in the PSHE Progression Document available on request from the school office.

In Foundation Stage, the children learn about:

Friendships: The skills they need to make friends, getting on and falling out, how to play as part of a group

Feelings: Describing and naming emotions and knowing that people’s feelings can be hurt

People and Communities:  The groups they belong to, similarities and differences between themselves and others

Goals: Being proud of their own and others’ achievements, being willing to have a go,bouncing back after difficulties

Rules and Laws:   Being able to distinguish between right and wrong and the importance of respecting different values and opinions

Keeping Healthy and Safe: The importance of exercise, sleep and a balanced diet. They learn about the importance of keeping themselves safe and about basic hygiene routines.