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Personal, Social, Health, Emotional and Economic Education (PSHE)




The aim of Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) and Citizenship at Galley Common Infant school, is to help pupils to group to be healthy, independent and responsible adults who contribute in a positive way to society.


Personal, Social and Health education and citizenship aims to enable the children to:


  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of safety issues;
  • understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • have respect for others;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues; develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community



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To understand feelings, happy, sad, angry and excited and worried.


To begin to develop strategies to manage feelings (turtle)


Differentiate Comfortable and uncomfortable feelings.


Recognising when I feel safe.

Private parts of the body.

Early warning signs.

Network hand – recognising people I can go to if I feel unsafe.


Similarities and differences between friends and families.

Correct name of body parts and private parts of the body.

All feelings are valid.

Comfortable and uncomfortable touches – consent.  

To recognise what I like and to say what I think. 

How to make friends.

To recognise and celebrate different families.


To understand feelings, tired, frustrated, proud, love, worried, disappointed, jealous, furious, guilty and generous.


Basic problem solving.


Making choices.

How do we behave when we have feelings.

Early warning signs.

Body privacy.

Safe and unsafe secrets.

Network hand

To recognise people who are important to me.

Development of babies.

Body privacy and rights.


Personal boundaries.

To like the way I am.

To play with boys and girls.

To recognise that people are different ages.

To understand that our bodies work in different ways.

To recognise we share the world with lots of people.


Self-control and Anger management.


Calm and relaxation practise.


Problem solving.


What our rights are.

Early warning signs.

Personal space.

Network hand

Similarities and differences between boys and girls.

Early warning signs.

How to manage anger.

People I trust.  

To understand what diversity is.

To understand how we can share the world.

To understand what makes someone feel proud.

To feel proud of being different.

To be able to work with everyone in my class.


The PATHS programme supports the development of self-control, emotional awareness and interpersonal problem-solving skills. 


Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies.


At Galley Common Infant School l all classes from Reception to Year 2 follow the PATHS curriculum.

There are five areas which underpin The PATHS® Programme for Schools curriculum including:

  • Self-awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Self-management
  • Responsible decision-making
  • Social awareness

The programme teaches children how to label their feelings and apply self-control strategies, leading to improvements in classroom behaviour, resilience and verbal fluency.


The lessons are multi sensory, including songs, stories and role play. They are usually based around 4 puppets who visit the children and talk about their feelings or scenarios. 


Pupil of the day


PATHS is a big part of Galley Common, everyday a child is picked from each class to be the Pupil Of The Day, where they will carry out special jobs and get to receive compliments from their friends and teachers at the end of the day. 




Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE.

The scheme of learning integrates personal, social, health and economic education with emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development.

Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world

Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)


An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces, which are covered in the summer term. 


There are four main aims of teaching RSE:

  • To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
  • To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
  • To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
  • To empower them to be safe and safeguarded



Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• EYFS - Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies
• Year 1 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts
• Year 2 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is)

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