Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

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



At Sunnyfields, we recognise the importance of the role of PSHE in helping our children really understand themselves and others. Through the positive work we do in this area, we feel that we are equipping our children with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for life, not only within our school community, but also in the wider world.


PSHE is embedded within all that we do at Sunnyfields and is closely linked with our work on BLP, British values and as a RRS school. Through our approach we aim to help our children develop by increasing their confidence, helping them to keep safe, building on their sense of identity, developing their self-understanding as well as empathy for others, and by helping them to develop positive and productive relationships throughout their lives.



We deliver PSHE using a combination of cross-curricular learning, circle time, themed days and assemblies. The content of our PSHE is based on the Barnet Schools Wellbeing Programme and the coverage is outlined in the grid below.


Core Themes

Health and Wellbeing


Living in the wider world



Sex and Relationships



Economic Wellbeing

Being a responsible citizen


Keeping safe and healthy

Growing and caring for ourselves

Beginning to understand me and others

Knowing what to do

Learning about money

Taking part and belonging


Keeping myself healthy


Others and me in my class

Developing confidence

Keeping money safe

Rights and respect


Safe and healthy at home, school and locally

Valuing difference and keeping safe

Supporting friends and other people

More about me

Let’s go shopping

Diversity and society


Helping others to keep safe

Growing up

Who are these people?

Taking more control

Work and money

The environment


Drug education

Changes at puberty

Being strong

Moving on with confidence and clarity

Let’s make money

The media


Safe and healthy in the future

Relationships and reproduction

Me and my place in the world

Celebrate the past and welcome the future

Money in my future

Democracy and government

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is taught explicitly according to the policy which has been agreed by the Governors. Parents are given the opportunity to meet with the class teacher delivering the programme in order to have a clearer understanding of the content and resources used. Please note that parents have the right to withdraw their children from particular sessions in consultation with the head teacher.



Learning about oral hygiene
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