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Killamarsh Infant and

Nursery School

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Personal, Social and Emotional Education



Curriculum Intent

We are committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. The PSHE programme of study brings together citizenship with personal well-being, while promoting a British values based education. It is intended to support the school in developing a cohesive whole-school approach to personal, social, health and economic well-being (PSHE). The P.S.H.E curriculum is designed to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The school follows the Jigsaw scheme of work across both EYFS and Key Stage 1.


Although PSHE is a non- statutory subject, at Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School we feel it is integral that children are exposed to PSHE in both discrete and cross-curricular learning. 


This curriculum provides a context for the school to fulfil our responsibilities to: 

• Promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils.

• Provide sex and relationships education (SRE).

• Promote British values.

• Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues.

• Protect our children from radicalisation. 


Curriculum Implementation

Children are taught to: 

  • Develop their self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make the right choices. 
  • Develop their social skills and social awareness.
  • Make sense of their personal and social experiences.
  • Maintain responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle.
  • Develop effective interpersonal relationships and a caring attitude towards others. 
  • Develop a caring attitude and sense of responsibility about the environment. 
  • Manage and understand their feelings. 
  • Understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.
  • Use technology safely and responsibly. 




The provision is planned to ensure development in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), which occurs daily. In provision, children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines, empathy and restorative justice.


In KS1: 

We use the Jigsaw curriculum, as well as a continued focus on British Values in each half term.


Curriculum Impact


Pupil voice is used in forming the curriculum. We have many areas of PSHE that occur in our school regularly. These include (but are not limited to): school trips, sports events, PSHE lessons, exposing children to a wide variety of literature and asking them to see things from different perspectives, Open the Book Assemblies, various classroom visitors and our School Council. We are confident our children are developing their PSHE skills both in and out of lessons at every possible opportunity as was highlighted in our recent Ofsted – July ’19.  


The school work on preparing children for different aspects of this curriculum also includes personal safety in many areas such as:

  • Road / Rail Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • Childline
  • On-line Safety
  • Community / Environmental Issues
  • First Aid
  • Staying Healthy