The Pinner Wood PSHE Curriculum

The Pinner Wood School PSHE curriculum is designed to develop our pupil’s confidence and responsibility, to help them live a healthy and safe lifestyle, and prepare them to play an active role as citizens at school and after they leave.

We use accredited schemes that are all age stage appropriate for all years.

All of our PSHE programmes use SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) documents. The following themes are taught to all year groups from Early Years to Year 6 with different messages and age stage appropriate activities.

  • New Beginnings: This theme focuses on developing children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in four key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation. The theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within their community and to contribute to shaping a welcoming, safe and fair learning community for all
  • Getting On and Falling Out: This theme focuses on developing children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills
  • Going for Goals: This theme focuses primarily on the key aspect of motivation, with a subsidiary focus on self-awareness. We ensure opportunities for all children; each child’s abilities, qualities and strengths are valued
  • Good to be Me: This theme is the first of two focusing specifically on feelings. It explores feelings in the context of the child as an individual to realise that it really is ‘Good to be me’
  • Relationships: This theme is the second of two focusing specifically on feelings. It explores feelings within the context of important relationships including family and friends. The theme aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings and empathy
  • Changes: This theme tackles the issue of change and aims to equip children with an understanding of different types of change, positive and negative, and common human responses to it.

Young Citizens – Go-Givers

The Go-Givers is an SMSC programme (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) that encourages and allows children to engage in democratic society.

The themes in KS1 are as follows:

  • Anti-Bullying
  • Diversity
  • Environmental Issues
  • Feelings and Managing Change
  • Keeping Safe and Making Choices
  • Kindness and Charitable Events
  • Our Community

KS2 follows the same themes as KS1 in addition to:

  • British Values
  • Disasters
  • Global Dimension
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Political and Economical Issues
  • Role Models
  • Social Issues

Drug and Alcohol Education

We use the Christopher Winter Project lessons for Teaching Drug and Alcohol Education. The scheme aims to help prevention and education and is highly appropriate to meet pupils’ needs. The topics for each year group are as follows:

  • Year 1: Medicines and people who help us
    • Staying healthy
    • Medicines
    • Who gives us medicines?
  • Year 2: Keeping Safe
    • Risk
    • Hazardous substances
    • Safety rules
  • Year 3: Smoking
    • Why people smoke
    • Physical effects of smoking
    • Smoking and society
  • Year 4: Alcohol
    • Effects of alcohol
    • Alcohol and risk
    • Limits of drinking alcohol
  • Year 5: Legal and Illegal Drugs
    • Legal and illegal drugs
    • Attitudes to drugs
    • Peer pressure
  • Year 6: Preventing Early Use
    • Cannabis
    • VSA and getting help
    • Help, advice and support

SRE Curriculum (Sex and Relationships Education)

We believe it is important to teach our children how to keep themselves safe and happy by providing them with the power of knowledge when it comes down to SRE. We use the Christopher Winter Project Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools which is a comprehensive scheme of work which covers all aspects of sex and relationships education for primary age children.

PSHE Association Training and Development Lead Jenny Barksfield says:

“We awarded the Christopher Winter Project’s ‘Teaching SRE with confidence in Primary Schools’ our quality mark as it achieves exactly what it says on the tin: it provides everything a Primary practitioner would need to be confident that the SRE they’re providing is comprehensive, balanced, developmental and in line with best practice in PSHE teaching and learning.  The lessons incorporate a wide variety of learning activities and a range of assessment opportunities.  The teacher’s guide is thorough and supportive.”

Christopher Winter Project Curriculum Overview
Please click here to download


Main Office
Pinner Wood School
Latimer Gardens

Phone 020 8868 2468
Fax 020 8429 1629

School Status

Click here for more information


© Copyright 2019 Pinner Wood School. All Rights Reserved.