Curriculum Statement:

PSHE and RSE at Grove Road Community Primary School 




We use the Jigsaw Programme to support delivery of a high quality PSHE and RSE curriculum which offers a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.





Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to develop as confident, healthy and independent individuals.  PSHE covers emotional health and well-being, financial awareness, sex and relationship education, drug, tobacco and alcohol education, bullying and citizenship, at a level appropriate to children’s age. At Grove Road we promote British values and prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHE and across the curriculum, children explore democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions. PSHE is one of the many ways in which we support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our children. 

Personal and Social skills are at the heart of our school PRIDE values and are the focus of school assemblies, class behaviour reward systems and sunshine awards. Children are actively involved in making decisions and discussing issues surrounding their health, friendships and wellbeing through the School Parliament. 

Opportunities to further children’s development in Personal, Social and Health Education are embedded throughout our curriculum including PE, Science and Metacognition. The children are also offered further enrichment activities to support and complement our PSHE curriculum. These include residential trips, school visits, sports and music clubs and events. Targeted nurture clubs and THRIVE sessions to support individuals and small groups who need additional support 


The Relationships and Sex Education programme at Grove Road CP School incorporates the statutory guidance of both the Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) and the Equality Act 2010, underpinned by the North Yorkshire County Council guidance. 

The focus in Grove Road CP School is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. 

At Grove Road CP School the Governors and Staff strive to create an atmosphere where every member of the school community feels respected and valued, where self-esteem is nurtured and where principles of tolerance and equal opportunities are seen in action, and the development of good relationships is a natural part of every day school life. We wish to help our pupils develop an understanding of how they can protect themselves, and to give them the confidence to seek help and support when they need it 



Through the teaching of PSHE and RSE pupils are taught about aspects of safeguarding in order to develop the knowledge and skills they need to recognise when they are at risk and how to get help when they need it including on-line safety.  By using CPOMS to log incidents where adults in the school have safeguarding concerns about pupils, we can ensure that PSHE and RSE curriculum content is adapted to proactively address the needs of our pupils in a timely manner. 



Jigsaw 2 year PSHE Overview


Being Me In My World 


Celebrating Difference 


Dreams and Goals 


Healthy Me 




Changing Me 


Nursery / reception  

  • Self-identity  

  • Understanding feelings  

  • Being in a classroom  

  • Being gentle 

  • Rights and responsibilities 

  • Identifying talents  

  • Being special 

  •  Families  

  • Where we live  

  • Making friends  

  • Standing up for yourself 

  • Challenges  

  • Perseverance 

  •  Goal-setting 

  •  Overcoming obstacles  

  • Seeking help  

  • Jobs  

  • Achieving goals 

  • Exercising bodies 

  •  Physical activity 

  •  Healthy food  

  • Sleep  

  • Keeping clean  

  • Safety 

  • Family life  

  • Friendships  

  • Breaking friendships  

  • Falling out  

  • Dealing with bullying  

  • Being a good friend 

  • Bodies  

  • Respecting my body  

  • Growing up  

  • Growth and change 

  •  Fun and fears  

  • Celebrations 

Year A 

Year 1 /2 

  • Feeling special and safe 

  • Being part of a class 

  • Rights and responsibilities 

  • Rewards and feeling proud 

  • Consequences 

  • Owning the Learning Charter 


  • Similarities and differences 

  • Understanding bullying and 

knowing how to deal with it 

  • Making new friends 

  • Celebrating the differences 

in everyone 

  • Setting goals 

  • Identifying successes and 


  • Learning styles 

  • Working well and celebrating 

achievement with a partner 

  • Tackling new challenges 

  • Identifying and overcoming 


  • Feelings of success 


  • Keeping myself healthy 

  • Healthier lifestyle choices 

  • Keeping clean 

  • Being safe 

  • Medicine safety/safety with 

household items 

  • Road safety 

  • Linking health and happiness 


  • Belonging to a family 

  • Making friends/being a good friend 

  • Physical contact preferences 

  • People who help us 

  • Qualities as a friend and person 

  • Self-acknowledgement Being a good friend to myself 

  • Celebrating special relationships 


  • Life cycles – animal and human 

  • Changes in me 

  • Changes since being a baby 

  • Differences between female and 

  • male bodies (correct terminology) 

  • Linking growing and learning 

  • Coping with change 

  • Transition 


Year 3 / 4 

  • Setting personal goals Self-identity and worth Positivity in challenges Rules, rights and responsibilities Rewards and consequences Responsible choices Seeing things from others’ perspectives  

  • Families and their differences  

  • Family conflict and how to manage it (child-centred)  

  • Witnessing bullying and how to solve it  

  • Recognising how words can be hurtful 

  •  Giving and receiving compliments 

  • Difficult challenges and achieving success 

  •  Dreams and ambitions  

  • New challenges 

  •  Motivation and enthusiasm  

  • Recognising and trying to overcome obstacles  

  • Evaluating learning processes  

  • Managing feelings Simple budgeting 

  • Exercise Fitness challenges  

  • Food labelling and healthy swaps  

  • Attitudes towards drugs  

  • Keeping safe and why it’s important online and off line scenarios  

  • Respect for myself and others  

  • Healthy and safe choices 

  • Family roles and responsibilities  

  • Friendship and negotiation  

  • Keeping safe online and who to go to for help  

  • Being a global citizen  

  • Being aware of how my choices affect others 

  •  Awareness of how other children have different lives  

  • Expressing appreciation for family and friends 

  • How babies grow  

  • Understanding a baby’s needs  

  • Outside body changes 

  •  Inside body changes  

  • Family stereotypes  

  • Challenging my ideas 

  •  Preparing for transition 

Year 5 / 6 

  • Planning the forthcoming year 

  •  Being a citizen  

  • Rights and responsibilities  

  • Rewards and consequences  

  • How behaviour affects groups  

  • Democracy, having a voice, participating 

  • Cultural differences and how they can cause conflict  

  • Racism  

  • Rumours and name-calling  

  • Types of bullying  

  • Material wealth and happiness  

  • Enjoying and respecting other cultures 

  • Future dreams  

  • The importance of money  

  • Jobs and careers  

  • Dream job and how to get there  

  • Goals in different cultures  

  • Supporting others (charity) 

  •  Motivation 

  • Smoking, including vaping  

  • Alcohol  

  • Alcohol and anti-social behaviour 

  •  Emergency aid 

  •  Body image 

  • Relationships with food  

  • Healthy choices  

  • Motivation and behaviour 

  • Self-recognition and self-worth  

  • Building self-esteem  

  • Safer online communities  

  • Rights and responsibilities online  

  • Online gaming and gambling 

  •  Reducing screen time  

  • Dangers of online grooming SMARRT internet safety rules 

  • Self- and body image Influence of online and media on body image  

  • Puberty for girls  

  • Puberty for boys  

  • Conception (including IVF)  

  • Growing responsibility  

  • Coping with change  

  • Preparing for transition 

Year B 


Being Me In My World  


Celebrating Difference  


Dreams and Goals  


Healthy Me  




Changing Me 


Year 1 / 2 

  • Hopes and fears for the year Rights and responsibilities Rewards and consequences Safe and fair learning environment Valuing contributions Choices Recognising feelings 

  • Assumptions and stereotypes about gender  

  • Understanding bullying  

  • Standing up for self and others  

  • Making new friends  

  • Gender diversity  

  • Celebrating difference and remaining friends 

  • Achieving realistic goals  

  • Perseverance  

  • Learning strengths  

  • Learning with others  

  • Group co-operation  

  • Contributing to and sharing success 

  • Motivation  

  • Healthier choices  

  • Relaxation 

  •  Healthy eating and nutrition  

  • Healthier snacks and sharing food 

  • Different types of family  

  • Physical contact boundaries  

  • Friendship and conflict  

  • Secrets Trust and appreciation  

  • Expressing appreciation for special relationships 

  • Life cycles in nature  

  • Growing from young to old 

  •  Increasing independence  

  • Differences in female and male bodies (correct terminology)  

  • Assertiveness  

  • Preparing for transition 

Year 3 / 4  

  • Being part of a class team  

  • Being a school citizen  

  • Rights, responsibilities and democracy (school council)  

  • Rewards and consequences 

  •  Group decision-making 

  •  Having a voice What motivates behaviour 

  • Challenging assumptions  

  • Judging by  

  • Accepting self and others  

  • Understanding influences  

  • Understanding bullying  

  • Problem-solving  

  • Identifying how special and unique everyone is 

  •  First impressions 

  • Hopes and dreams  

  • Overcoming disappointment 

  •  Creating new, realistic dreams 

  •  Achieving goals  

  • Working in a group  

  • Celebrating contributions  

  • Resilience  

  • Positive attitudes 

  • Healthier friendships 

  •  Group dynamics  

  • Smoking  

  • Alcohol  

  • Assertiveness 

  •  Peer pressure  

  • Celebrating inner strength 

  • Jealousy  

  • Love and loss  

  • Memories of loved ones  

  • Getting on and Falling Out  

  • Girlfriends and boyfriends  

  • Showing appreciation to people and animals 

  • Being unique  

  • Having a baby  

  • Girls and puberty  

  • Confidence in change 

  •  Accepting change  

  • Preparing for transition  

  • Environmental change 

Year 5 / 6 

  • identifying goals for the year 

  •  Global citizenship  

  • Children’s universal rights  

  • Feeling welcome and valued  

  • Choices, consequences and rewards  

  • Group dynamics Democracy, having a voice  

  • Anti-social behaviour Role-modelling 

  • Perceptions of normality  

  • Understanding disability  

  • Power struggles 

  •  Understanding bullying  

  • Inclusion/exclusion 

  •  Differences as conflict, difference as celebration  

  • Empathy 

  • Personal learning goals, in and out of school  

  • Success criteria 

  •  Emotions in success  

  • Making a difference in the world  

  • Motivation Recognising achievements 

  •  Compliments 

  • Taking personal responsibility 

  •  How substances affect the body  

  • Exploitation, including ‘county lines’ and gang culture  

  • Emotional and mental health  

  • Managing stress 

  • Mental health Identifying mental health worries and sources of support  

  • Love and loss Managing feelings 

  •  Power and control  

  • Assertiveness  

  • Technology safety 

  •  Take responsibility with technology use 

  • Self-image Body image  

  • Puberty and feelings 

  •  Conception to birth 

  •  Reflections about change  

  • Physical attraction  

  • Respect and consent  

  • Boyfriends/girlfriends 

  •  Sexting 

  •  Transition 

PSHE Flowchart

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