Pelham Primary School

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

At Pelham, we believe that PSHE is fundamental to the development of the individual potential of all our children. We consider it to be crucial to our children's development as responsible, confident and considerate people. We place great importance on helping children to develop attitudes of respect, consideration, a sense of community and, vitally, a sense of self-worth and esteem.

We use the Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning ('SEAL') resource to plan lessons around five key areas: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.

At Pelham we hope to develop in the children the skills that are so important in creating a good citizen - the skills of collaboration, communication, decision-making and turn taking. Topics covered are 'New beginnings', 'Getting on and falling out', 'Going for goals', 'Good to be me', 'Relationships and changes'.

During our annual Anti-Bullying week children, parents and staff learn more about what bullying behaviour 'looks like' and how to get help.

Personal and Social Education provides the means by which young children are taught to reflect upon themselves and their behaviour towards others. At Pelham we use 'Circle Times' to reflect as a class and discuss issues that are important to us. The children sit in a circle and each takes it in turn to contribute to the planned focus or activity, for example, 'What makes a good friend?', 'What does co-operate mean and how do you know if someone is co-operating?', 'Change places in the circle if you saw someone help someone else today' etc.

At Pelham, we promote healthy lifestyles and one of the ways to achieve this is through healthy eating. Please click here for further information on our Food in School policy.

Curriculum Guidance

Click on the link below for an overview of the PSHE themes topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.

PSHE Curriculum Overview


Mindfulness is all about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now, be that good or bad.

As part of the PSHE curriculum, children in Key Stage 2 will be learning about mindfulness in weekly half hour lessons, over the Spring Term.  Anna Wille, a local mindfulness coach and trained primary school teacher, will be delivering these sessions.

Please click on the links below to read more about what mindfulness is and what your child will be covering each week in the sessions.

What is Mindfulness?

Course content - weekly lessons.