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Sugar Hill Primary School

'Learning and Growing Together'


at Sugar Hill Primary School

Our Intent: 

The intention of the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum at Sugar Hill Primary is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

We are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils and is accessible to all.

  • It aims to help our children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and challenges many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
  • Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to our school and the wider community
  • At Sugar Hill Primary we deliver the PSHE curriculum by developing first hand experience and sharing good practice.  
  • We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 
  • We expect teachers to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risks and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions in life including the online world.

The knowledge and skills required to excel in this subject are set out in the progression documents below.

Cultural Capital 

Cultural capital gives our students the vital knowledge required to become thoughtful and successful members of our community who understand and believe in British values. Our curriculum reflects this. Our children will respect others and embrace everyone’s similarities and differences.


Our PSHE curriculum has been carefully planned and structured to reflect the needs of our children in line with the National Curriculum. The curriculum is broken into three strands, health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link to British Values and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development)

The spiral curriculum starts in EYFS and follows the children through to Year 6.  This spiral curriculum will revisit themes, gradually extending thinking, expanding knowledge and developing skills. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year such as Anti-bullying Week, Internet Safety Day and Sun Awareness Week.

Our long Term Plan

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There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class, school or within the local community/world. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become positive citizens in a forever changing world.  

PSHE is covered within specific lessons in each year group as we as assemblies and is taught within the wider curriculum. We have appropriate members of the community visiting our school to embed PSHE statements. Our school displays also reinforce our PSHE curriculum. We celebrate awareness days and key events during the year to enhance children’s understanding of PSHE statements, such as Jeans for genes day, Children in need. This provides our children with learning and understanding of world wide issues.


Outside our PSHE curriculum our school’s values contributes towards the development of our children. Our teaching approach places great emphasis upon collaboration and cooperation. Group work is a key element of teaching and learning within each class and contributes to positive caring relationships within our school.

 Our children are encouraged to show leadership in our school through student council, mini police, sports Leaders, head boy and girl and our buddies, also giving our children a voice.

Gem power is used in our school to develop resilience, determination, perseverance and a problem-solving strategy.


  • Our PSHE curriculum provides our children with a chance to reflect, learn and apply these crucial skills taught within PSHE.

    Through our curriculum, we teach our children to

    • stay safe physically, mentally and online
    • understand how be healthy
    • build self-esteem, resilience and problem-solving strategies
    • understand how develop and maintain positive and healthy relationship
    • have respect for themselves and others


    We believe that we prepare our children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them for adult life.