Welcome to Harlands Community
Primary & Nursery School



RSHE Education (Relationships, Sex and Health Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, RSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work.

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) throughout the year. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

RSHE Intent

Children are developed as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are and others as well as empowering them with a voice and equipping them for life and learning.

This curriculum provides a context for the school to fulfil our responsibilities to:

  • Promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils.

  • Provide sex and relationships education (RSE).

  • Promote British values.

  • Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues.

  • Protect our children from radicalisation

The National Curriculum for RSE


British Values

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Progression in PSHE - Knowledge

Nursery RSHE

Reception RSHE

  • Understand how it feels to belong and that we are similar and different

  • Enjoy working with others to make school a good place to be

  • Start to understand children’s rights and this means we should all be allowed to learn and play

Year 1 RSHE

Year 2 RSHE

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of a member of a class

  • Understand that their views are valued

  • Understand that their choices have consequences

  • Understand their own rights and responsibilities with their classroom

  • Identify hopes and fears for the year ahead

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of class members

  • Know that it is important to listen to other people

  • Understand that their own views are valuable

  • Know about rewards and consequences and that these stem from choices

  • Know that positive choices impact positively on self-learning and the learning of others

Year 3 RSHE

Year 4 RSHE

  • Understand that they are important

  • Know what a personal goal is

  • Understanding what a challenge is

  • Know why rules are needed and how these relate to choices and consequences

  • Know that actions can affect others’ feelings

  • Know that others may hold different views

  • Know that the school has a shared set of value

  • Know how individual attitudes and actions make a difference to a class

  • Know about the different roles in the school community

  • Know their place in the school community

  • Know what democracy is (applied to pupil voice in school)

  • Know that their own actions affect themselves and others

  • Know how groups work together to reach a consensus

  • Know that having a voice and democracy benefits the school community

Year 5 RSHE

Year 6 RSHE

  • Know how to face new challenges positively

  • Understand how to set personal goals

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities associated with being a citizen in the wider community and their country

  • Know how an individual’s behaviour can affect a group and the consequences of this

  • Understand how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community

  • Understand how to contribute towards the democratic process

  • Know how to set goals for the year ahead

  • Understand what fears and worries are

  • Know about children’s universal rights (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child)

  • Know about the lives of children in other parts of the world

  • Know that personal choices can affect others locally and globally

  • Understand that their own choices result in different consequences and rewards

  • Understand how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community

  • Understand how to contribute towards the democratic process