Key Stage 2

During Year 5 and 6, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness. Through close liaison with PSHE leads from our Whitley Bay First Schools, our spiral curriculum ensures  that we build on the skills that pupils started to acquire in Year 3 and 4. In Upper Key Stage 2, we also prepare 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. 

The PSHE curriculum at Valley Gardens is inclusive of the objectives in the new statutory guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education (September 2020).



Year 5

Health and Wellbeing: Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

Healthy sleep habits; sun safety; medicines and vaccines; immunisations and allergies

Relationships: Respecting Ourselves and Others 

Responding respectfully to a wide range of people; recognising prejudice and discrimination

Living in the Wider World: Belonging to a Community

Protecting the environment; compassion towards others

Health and Wellbeing: Keeping Safe

Keeping safe in different situations, including responding in emergencies and first aid

Relationships: Families and Friendships

Managing friendships and peer influence

Living in the Wider World: Media Literacy and Digital Resilience

How information online is targeted; different media types, their role and impact

Relationships: Safe Relationships

Physical contact and feeling safe

Health and Wellbeing: Growing and Changing

Physical and emotional changes in puberty; external genitalia; personal hygiene routines; appropriate and inappropriate contact and boundaries

Living in the Wider World: Money and Work

Identifying job interests and aspirations; what influences career choices; workplace stereotypes