PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education encompasses all areas of our curriculum.

At Linthorpe Primary School, we intend to provide a PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum that equips every child and young person with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values, emotions, and skills needed to stay safe and healthy, play an active role in society and to thrive now and in the future. This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional well-being and change.

It is our intention that our PSHE education will help pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they’ll face.

The curriculum for PSHE incorporates all aspects of SMSC, Citizenship, British Values, as well as the statutory content of the RSHE programme of study. At Linthorpe Primary School, our vision aims to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners, develop to their full potential and achieve the highest educational standards they can. We aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our school community including, pupils, staff and families.

The curriculum is organised into whole school themes (Families and Friendships; Respect and Relationships; Safe, Healthy and Happy) which the children revisit each year, consolidating and enriching their knowledge and skills. Additionally, pupils in Year 5 learn economic wellbeing through Barclays Life Skills and Year 6 complete a unit in citizenship, learning how laws are made, how the country in governed at national and local level, and how they can use their democratic rights to affect change.

Additionally, as pupils move through school children learn the language needed to express and their own ideas and explore those of other empathetically.

Relationships Education

From January 2021, Relationships and Health Education became a statutory requirement in primary schools. In November 2020, we carried out a consultation with stakeholders, which helped us ensure our curriculum meets the needs of our community. Children learn skills to help them to establish and maintain healthy friendships and family relationships. They also learn to be able to recognise and address when any relationship is making them feel unsafe or uncomfortable and how to manage this. The curriculum emphasises the importance of well-being and children learn about how to stay healthy mentally, morally and physically.

Your child’s class teacher will be able to answer questions about what your child will learn in Relationships and Health Education lessons.  You can also see the objectives that children cover in each year group and PSHE and Relationships Education Policy below.

Real-life Learning

Our Life Skills curriculum gives pupils tools they need to thrive and be independent in their lives. For example, they learn the importance of manners to enable them to communicate confidently with adults and other children. Through role-play and discussion, they learn how to manage conflicts that may arise in their own relationships independently as well as when, how and who to approach for help.

Special Events

We take part in national events and celebration, such as Remembrance Day, Democracy Week and Children in Need, that support the lessons learnt in our PSHE sessions, teach our children about how they can make a positive impact and support our Fundamental British Values.


PSHE and Relationships
Education Policy

PSHE Curriculum
Overview Year 1

PSHE Curriculum
Overview Year 2

PSHE Curriculum
Overview Year 3

PSHE Curriculum
Overview Year 4

PSHE Curriculum
Overview Year 5

PSHE Curriculum
Overview Year 6

PSHE Whole School