PSHE & RSE Intent Statement

By the time they leave us on their journey to secondary school, our spiralling, bespoke PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum ensures that all of our children have a strong sense of self as well as a sense of others and importantly a growing sense of the world around them. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, as well as tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of the ever-changing world around them.

At Wootton Primary School, we aim to give children the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. Our PSHE and RSE curriculum covers key areas that will enable children to make informed decisions now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships and financial matters. This will support them in becoming healthy, confident individuals and responsible, active members of society, including how to engage safely in an ever-growing digital world.

As knowing how to stay safe is an incredibly important skill, protective behaviours is part of the curriculum taught each year ensuring that each child understands that: 

  • We all have the right to feel safe all of the time.
  • We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small.

Personal development at our school is given high priority; therefore, our school values are embedded throughout all of our PSHE and RSE lessons. The value of Respect is our overarching theme all year long and the other themes of: caring, cooperation, courage, responsibility, honesty and friendship. This ensure that our children: 

  • Respect themselves by being honest, showing courage and being ambitious
  • Respect their peers, caring for each other, learning cooperatively and developing friendships
  • Respect their environment, by being responsible active global citizens. 

Every day, we insist that all members of Wootton community give the best version of themself in all that they do

“Believe no matter who you are, respect yourself, respect others.” Mo Farah

Key Concepts

  • Read fluently with good understanding , challenging texts and poetry
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading
  • Observe good reading, modelled by an expert (adults in school)