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PSHE at The Bay


Personal, Health, Social and Economic education promotes healthy and well balanced children. We aim to equip the children with the skills that they need to lead a healthy and happy life and to achieve their best.


Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life. A growing body of research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential, by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is “broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils”. Schools must “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life”.


We use the SCARF scheme as the basis for our PSHE teaching at The Bay. These lessons also cover the relationships, health and sex education that is now statutory. SCARF is a whole school approach to improve children’s wellbeing and progress, based on the core values of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.  The lessons are split into 6 main areas: Me and my relationships, Valuing our differences, Rights and responsibilities, Being my best, Keeping myself safe and Growing and changing. Each week the children have time timetabled for PSHE and skills are developed from Reception to Year 6, with topics revisited with an age appropriate content. Lessons are interactive and fun.


Evidence suggests pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. PSHE education also helps pupils to develop skills and aptitudes – like teamwork, communication, and resilience – that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.


Curriculum Information

Click here for EYFS Knowledge Organiser

Click here for PSHE – from EYFS to Year 6

Click here for year group overviews


Healthy Eating Workshop - 5th December 

Click here to find out more about the Healthy Eating Workshop for families on Monday 5th December. 

Breakfast Recipe Challenge 

Click here to find out more about the Breakfast Recipe Challenge. Entries are due in by 14th January. 


Anti-bullying week 14th-18th November

We started Anti-bullying week by wearing our odd socks to show we are all unique and to celebrate our individuality, then each year group completed some activities to learn more about bullying.

Year 6 looked at some of the reasons behind bullying and how differences can often be the root cause of it. We discussed how religion is one of the big differences in people across the world and how it can upset the harmony between different groups. We linked this to some recent work we have been completing in RE around icons. We looked at Sikh icons and symbols and created some artwork to show this. Following this we compared our Sikh icons with Christian ones. We looked at the similarities and differences between them and discussed how building our knowledge of differences makes us more accepting of them. 

In Year 1, we acted out some scenarios where someone was unkind and the children identified ways to resolve the issue. They used speech and thought bubbles to annotate their work.

In Reception, we watched and listened to the Anti- bullying  song with Andy and talked about how we are all  different and unique and we should be proud of ourselves for being who we are!

In Year 3, we started by watching a video linking to what anti bullying week is. Following on from this, we then had class discussions linking to bullying and how everyone is different. Then  the children then had the opportunity to design their own pair of odd socks to symbolise how everyone is different! 

In Year 4 we discussed the differences between being unkind, teasing and bullying. We thought about how someone might feel pressured into bulling someone else and where the pressure might come from in different scenarios. We role played these scenarios in class. 

We created our own odd socks for a display outside our classroom. This shows how we are all unique and individual but come together as a class.