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Our Curriculum

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)


Mrs Croxton is our school PSHE Leader

At Coppice Valley, our PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

PSHE lessons include the statutory DfE Relationships and Health Education (RHE) objectives for primary schools. We use the Jigsaw PSHE Programme to deliver both Relationships & Health and PSHE. See our RHE page

As part of our Personal Development provision, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.

Values Led-Learning

Brave: Children will build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.

Curious: Children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

Kind: Children recognise, accept and shape their identities. They understand and accommodate difference and change, learning to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Children develop an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.


EYFS In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is referred to as personal, social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves, where they fit into the world and to feel good about themselves. They learn to develop respect for others, social competence and a positive disposition to learn. Children learn through discussions, role play, stories and through positive interactions and relationships with adults and peers. Our EYFS class also use Jigsaw PSHE. 

The content studied in KS1 and KS2:

  • Relationships and Health Education (RHE)
  • Online safety
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco and wider risk-taking behaviours
  • Careers education and personal finance
  • Citizenship
  • Healthy Lifestyles (Physical and Emotional health)

These are organised into themes that are taught every year.

Years 1-6 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
PSHE (including RHE) using Jigsaw Scheme Being Me in My World Changing Me - RHE  Celebrating Differences  Dreams and Goals  Healthy Me  Relationships 
E-safety Curriculum using Project Evolve scheme Self-Image & Identity Online Relationships Online Reputation Managing Online Information Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Online Bullying


The Curriculum Map below details how the statutory elements of Relationships & Health Education are met in our PSHE programme.

Curriculum Map for PSHE

Jigsaw PSHE Primary Asessment Descriptors 

Coppice Valley Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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