At Hunmanby Primary School, our PSHE curriculum is ambitious, well-sequenced and progressive. Equipping our pupils with the skills they need to be happy, healthy and responsible members of society. We offer a range of learning experiences that provide our pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully tackle the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that face the children growing-up in their local environment.


What is PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education)?

PSHE is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

What is RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)?

The Department for Education (DfE) announced that Relationship and Health Education is compulsory for primary aged children from September 2020. Sex education remains non-statutory.

Health Education includes learning about the ‘changing adolescent body’ to equip children to understand and cope with puberty. The National Curriculum for Science (also a compulsory subject), includes learning the correct names for the main external body parts, learning about the human body as it grows from birth to old age and reproduction (including puberty) in some plants and animals.

Relationships Education, Health Education and Science are compulsory subjects and parents/carers do not have the right to withdraw their children from these subjects. We will inform parents when these topics are being taught so that they can support their children with this learning at home.

The DfE guidance states sex education is not compulsory in Primary schools. As a primary school, we will deliver additional content on sex education to meet the needs of our pupils which includes ‘conception’ and ‘human reproduction’. We will inform parents by letter when these topics are being taught and parent/carers do have the right to request their child is withdrawn from these specific lessons.

Before we teach children about the changing body or Sex Education, we always notify parents. This enables parents to support their children at home, ask staff any questions they may have and see the learning material.

If you have any questions about PSHE or RSE please contact Melissa Pearson (PSHE Lead), via the school office.

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PSHE at Hunmanby Primary School is underpinned by our school values and the fundamental British

Our Aims:

  • * To promote understanding, fairness and respect for other people’s race, beliefs and cultures

  • * To create a happy, safe, caring school with equal opportunities for all

  • * To provide a world-class creative curriculum which inspires and motivates young people

  • * To develop lively, enthusiastic enquiring minds who are able to work independently and solve problems

  • * To enable pupils to feel pride in their efforts and develop confidence, resilience and resourcefulness

  • * To enable pupils to achieve high standards in all aspects of the curriculum and help pupils to achieve their true potential

  • * To promote positive relationships, excellent behaviour and polite, well-mannered pupils

  • *To develop a healthy life style, where pupils are encouraged to make informed choices


  • British Values
  • At Hunmanby Primary School we understand that everyone has a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 


At Hunmanby Primary School, our well planned PSHE curriculum is designed to equip all of our pupils for the real world and to meet all of our pupils needs. We want our children to have high aspirations; a strong belief in themselves and to realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

What do we want for our pupils? 

  • Equip our pupils to be happy, healthy and responsible members of society and to reach their potential
  • Provide our pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully tackle the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that face them growing-up in their local environment
  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Teach pupils about their rights and responsibilities
  • Promote British Values



Our PSHE curriculum meets the aims of the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education. Our PSHE curriculum is supported by Kapow RSE and PSHE, a comprehensive scheme of work that enables us to deliver an ambitious PSHE curriculum from EYFS through to Year 6, covering key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society. 

The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach that consists of three areas of learning in EYFS: Reception (to match the EYFS Personal, social and emotional development prime area) and five areas of learning across Key stages 1 and 2. 


  • Self-regulation
  • Building relationships 
  • Managing self 

Key stage 1 and 2: 

  • Families and relationships 
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Safety and the changing body 
  • Citizenship 
  • Economic wellbeing

Each area is revisited to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme.

This scheme of work is timetables carefully so that it links to events such as Anti-Bullying week and Internet Safety week.

Although we teach PSHE on a weekly basis, PSHE also must be taught incidentally and teachers must be flexible and respond to pupils’ needs and current world affairs.

At Hunmanby Primary School we aim to promote and reflect British Values in all that we do. We pride ourselves on a whole school approach to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of our pupils.



The impact of our curriculum will not only be seen in pupils work but by looking at the type of people our pupils become. Our pupils will become confident, tolerant, independent and well rounded individuals who are prepared for life beyond Hunmanby Primary School. We want our children to be able to approach a range of real life situations with confidence and to apply their skills when navigating themselves through modern life.

The impact of PSHE lessons will be measured by:

-Looking at evidence of pupils’ work. Each class from Year 1-6 have a PSHE book that evidence of PSHE lessons is collected in. In EYFS, each class has a PSHE big book that includes information, photos and pupil voice of PSHE activities.

– Pupil voice (PSHE lead will interview a range of children termly about their learning)

– Self-assessment

– Celebration assemblies

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