'Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.' - Dr Seuss


How PSHE supports our school's vision:

As a part of your child’s educational experience at Aberford CE Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. As the Church of England charter states, ‘RSHE should ensure that children are able to cherish themselves and others as unique and wonderfully made, keep themselves safe and able to form healthy relationships where they respect and afford dignity to others.’

Understanding and loving oneself, is an important journey that children will enter on and from self-love, comes a love and respect for others. This is an ongoing journey that will take them through adolescence and important emotional and physical changes that happen to them whilst at primary school and early secondary school. As Rupi Kaur states, 

'You do not wake up and become the butterfly...growth is a process.'

National Curriculum Aims for all pupils:

From September 2020 there are statutory curriculum requirements for Relationships Education and Health Education, which we teach under the banner of PSHE. By the end of Primary school children will have been taught content on:

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them.

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

Health Education

Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body


We teach our PSHE and RSE lessons using a scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. We chose this scheme for our school because the carefully planned units cover all the required content and much more, carefully sequenced into progressive units which give children in each class the opportunity to learn, think and respond. Each year group is taught a series of units each half term. which Jigsaw calls Puzzle pieces. The Puzzle pieces are called:

- Being me in my world

- Celebrating difference

- Dreams and goals

- Healthy me

- Relationships

- Changing me

Recommended books for PSHE:

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and goals

Healthy me


Changing me

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We have also recently undertaken a parental consultation on our Relationships and Sex Education curriculum and policy. 

RSE - Policy and Consultation Documents

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If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.