PSHCE – Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education

At Mundella, we use the PSHE Association Programme of Study which is based on three core themes within which there is broad overlap and flexibility:

 Core theme 1. Health and Wellbeing

 Core theme 2. Relationships

 Core theme 3. Living in the Wider World

During Key Stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PSHE education helps pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

Each year group at our school has a selection of learning opportunities for children to cover over the year – generally, Health and Wellbeing is covered in the Autumn Term, Relationships in Spring Term and Living in the Wider World in the Summer Term. 



This core theme focuses on:

1. what is meant by a healthy lifestyle

2. how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing

3. how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing

4. ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe

5. about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss

6. how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this

7. how to respond in an emergency

8. to identify different influences on health and wellbeing



This core theme focuses on:

1. how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts

2. how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

3. how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse

4. how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help

5. how to respect equality and diversity in relationships




This core theme focuses on:

1. about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions

2. about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens

3. about different groups and communities

4. to respect diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community

5. about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment

6. about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively

7. the part that money plays in people’s lives

8. a basic understanding of enterprise


Further information and a greater insight into these themes and learning opportunities which may come from them can be found online - PSHE Association