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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 Jigsaw scheme of learning across the whole school which covers Health and Well-Being, including Mindfulness, as well as PSHE. It allows for great progression and aims to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to others in this ever-changing world. At Pelham we use the scheme to facilitate our strong focus on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.  Topics covered are Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. The scheme also includes the statutory Relationships and Health Education.

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.

At Pelham we want all pupils to:

  • be healthy, independent, resilient and responsible members of the school community and wider society.
  • respect the feelings and opinions of others and be able to understand and communicate their own.
  • understand that everyone has both rights and responsibilities.
  • develop a sense of self worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
  • tackle moral and social issues which are part of growing up.
  • value and celebrate the diverse society and world in which we live
  • respect and celebrate our differences. • Know when and how to seek advice.
  • recognise the characteristics of positive relationships.
  • understand the concept of personal privacy and boundaries.
  • know what is appropriate and safe verbal and physical behaviour.
  • be equipped with a sound understanding of risk and the knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions.
  • have an age-appropriate understanding of relationships, sex, the human body and how it changes.
  • know what is meant by mental and physical health and be able to use strategies to support both

PSHE Curriculum Intent Statement


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. 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.

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