Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (P.S.H.E) 

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things such as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing and inclusion.” Max de Pree

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) is a vital part of each child’s curriculum as it encompasses a vast range of topics and subjects. At Millfields Primary School, the children are taught an engaging PSHE curriculum throughout the year, with the teachers ensuring that each lesson is appropriate for their maturity level and is relatable to the children – with real-life experiences being used where possible. At Millfields Primary School, we use the Kapow scheme of learning to support and inform our planning, ensuring that we meet all objectives set out within the National Curriculum. 

The above model shows how the Kapow curriculum is divided up to ensure that the children are taught everything they need to know under the National Curriculum and the skills which they will need as they grow older. There are 5 main themes (Family and relationships; Health and wellbeing; Safety and the changing body; Citizenship; and Economic wellbeing) and then one theme (Identity) which is taught only in Year 6. At Millfields Primary School, the curriculum has been organised so that the children are taught all of the themes over the year. Rather than teaching the themes in blocks, some of the themes have been broken up and linked to other topics so that the children get a more holistic and well-rounded approach, rather than being inflexible. While the curriculum has been mapped out, teachers are encouraged to adapt the planning and their lessons to the individual needs of the children in their class. Within the PSHE curriculum, the children are taught the RSE curriculum, ensuring that they are well informed and can make responsible choices. 

The tables above shows what is covered in each theme over the year groups. 

As part of the RSHE curriculum, parents have the right to withdraw their children from most of the RSHE curriculum. Parents are unable to withdraw their children from any RSHE lessons that are part of the science curriculum, as this is part of their statutory learning. Below shows the statutory lessons, that children must be taught:

- Year 1: Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. 

- Year 2: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults 

- Year 5: Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals; describe the changes as humans develop to old age - They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.

At Millfields, we take pride in celebrating each child’s individualism and supporting their mental health. 


In November, we take part in Odd Socks Day to start conversations around bullying. The children discuss what they think bullying is; how it affects people; and how we can stop bullying. 


In February we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week. We try to empower children to share their thoughts and opinions whilst also considering the differing ones of those around them. We also provide and practice strategies with the children on how we can support our own mental health or the mental health of those around us. As a school, we continue to work on this throughout the year. 

well-being assemblies

In weekly Wellbeing assemblies, children take part in discussions, joyful activities or wellbeing practice. They may discuss a specific topic, e.g. anti-bullying, or something that is affecting the class. Children also have a chance to do joyful activities to boost their mental health or to join in yoga to focus on their mindfulness. 

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (P.S.H.E.) Leader - Mrs Lydia Crane

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (P.S.H.E.) Link Governor - Ms Julie Barton

Part of the Health team. 

Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Leader - Mrs Lydia Crane

Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Link Governor - Ms Julie Barton

Part of the Health team.