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Personal, Social and Health Education


At Riverside Primary School, we promote a secure understanding of social, personal and health education. We provide learning experiences that enable children to develop the necessary skills to participate in their local community and within the wider society. We intend to raise the profile of PSHE and British Values within our setting through many ‘real life’ experiences both on and offsite. We aim to ensure our PSHE and British Values aspects of learning are at the heart of our teaching and not simply taught through stand-alone lessons.  



Children are taught PSHE on a weekly basis in their classes using the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work. Jigsaw covers a variety of themes termly including: ‘Being Me in My World’, ‘Healthy Me’ and ‘Dreams and Goals’. Themes are further explored and reinforced in whole school assemblies. Although British Values are not taught as discrete lessons, the relevant skills are taught throughout PSHE as well as the wider curriculum. Pupils select a School Council to lead various events throughout the year, linked to raising the profile of these aspects of learning. Classes use weekly Picture News to discuss current events in the news and discuss British Values that it links to. We have a strong focus on providing the children with firm foundations that they can build upon in their future, this includes holding a jobs fayre for Year six pupils to inform them about different carer options and how to achieve their own goals. We use "Circle Time" in class as a means to discuss current themes and issues. Through this, children are taught how to seek their own resolutions to problems and issues. We also explore themes related to PSHE in our daily whole school and class assemblies. 




By the end of Key Stage Two, all children are fully immersed and understand the importance of PSHE and British Values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school.

PSHE is assessed by the children’s learning outcomes in comparison with the National Curriculum and ‘Jigsaw’ outcomes. We also use our knowledge, skills and understanding framework throughout all age groups. Termly, learning books are reviewed and evidence is collected to ensure children are receiving a full PSHE curriculum and are achieving a wide variety of skills in these areas.



Our school follows the Jigsaw Scheme of work, for more information on this scheme please follow the link below:



Please find our PSHE Overview for the academic year 2018-2019 attached below. Each of the core themes are covered through "puzzle pieces" in each unit of work. Children are able to discuss their ideas and reason in a friendly environment. From September 2018, we will spend the first term looking at "Being Me in My World" and focus this unit upon the needs of the class. Then from Term Two we will progress steadily through the range of core themes with each class.

British Values at Riverside

Curriculum Overview

Riverside Rangers

This is a very important part of our community here at Riverside. Every term one class goes out into our local community and has the opportunity to participate in activities beyond the classroom. Activities can include: presenting gifts to our neighbours such as daffodil bulbs, litter collecting,  bag packing at Tesco, visiting a home for the elderly and much much more. Here at Riverside we love to interact with our wider community and show how we develop our children to become well rounded members of society. Photos of our Riverside Rangers outings are available on class pages and on our display board located inside school. 


Riverside Rangers for the academic year 2018 - 2019

Term One - Year Six - Leaflet drop in the community

Term Two - Year Five - Suffolk Care Home

Term Three - Year Four - Tesco helping bag packing

Term Four - Year Three - Giving daffodils to the local residents

Term Five - Year One - Suffolk Care Home

Term Six - Year Two - Litter Packing                                    Reception - Teddy Bear's picnic


Sex Education
This part of the PSHE curriculum is taught to Year 5 and 6, with certain elements taught separately to boys and girls. It is taught using video programmes and children's questions are answered frankly and honestly with due consideration to the children's age and maturity. At all times the emphasis is on good morals and the value of family life. Parents can discuss any concerns with the Year 5 and 6 teachers if they wish.

Sex and Healthy Relationships

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