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 6 Health and Wellbeing: Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

Mental health and ways to take care of it; managing changes; loss and bereavement; managing time online

Relationships: Respecting Ourselves and Others

Expressing opinions and respecting other points of view, including discussing topical issues

Living in the Wider World: Belonging to a Community

Valuing diversity; challenging discrimination and stereotypes



Health and Wellbeing: Keeping Safe

Keeping personal information safe; regulations and choices; drug use and the law; drug use and the media

Relationships: Family and Friendships

Attraction to others; romantic relationships; civil partnerships and marriage

Living in the Wider World: Media Literacy and Digital Resilience

Evaluating media sources; sharing things online


Relationships: Safe Relationships

Recognising and managing pressure; consent in different situations

Health and Wellbeing: Growing and Changing

Physical and Emotional Changes in puberty; increasing independence; managing change; responsibilities of being a parent or carer

Living in the Wider World: Money and Work

Influences and attitudes to money; money and financial risks