PSHE Curriculum Statement

PSHE at Haddenham Community Infant School


At HCIS, our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum develops pupil's knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.



The children study PSHE throughout the school in the form of circle times, discussion based lessons and through cross curricular lessons.

Early Years - PSHE is taught discretely through Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) which is one of the three prime areas of the EYFS curriculum. Helping children to form positive relationships, develop social skills, learn how to manage their feelings and have confidence in their own abilities, PSED forms one of the foundation subjects which underpins all other areas of the EYFS curriculum.

Key Stage 1 - PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive planned curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance. 

The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Health Education compulsory for all state funded schools.

Cross Curricular PSHE -

  • We believe that focusing on developing a 'Growth Mindset' with our children will help them to build resilience, independence and confidence; embrace challenge; foster a love of learning; and increase their level of happiness. We do this through the language we use in class, praising children for their efforts, and using language to encourage children to change their way of thinking. This supports both our school and PSHE aims and values, and we focus on Growth Mindsets in all aspects of school life.
  • PSHE, including SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) and BV (British Values), is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught within another subject area.
  • Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.                                                        
  • PSHE, BV and SMSC displays in school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.



By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be  able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem

Useful PSHE links

PSHE Association:

Primary Games:

BBC Bitesize:


Emotional well being

Young Minds:

Cosmic Kids:


e-safety kent:

Think u know:

Fire safety:

Think! Road safety:

Brake road safety:



Finance and careers:

NatWest money sense:


Children and Bereavement