Grestone Academy







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 Our PSHE Curriculum aims to equip children with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe. It supports the personal development of each child so they are prepared to contribute to and access all that life in Modern Britain offers.

Our Curriculum is based on the Jigsaw programme, which provides comprehensive and progressive coverage of key concepts. The clearly planned units cover areas such as emotional literacy, concentration and focus, resilience and the nurturing of mental and physical health. Through our curriculum, children are better able to keep themselves safe, build healthy relationships and manage their emotions.

The PSHE curriculum sits hand in hand with the Grestone PRIDE values (Perseverance, Respect, Independence, Diversity and Excellence) to support children to develop strong interpersonal skills, become creative and critical thinkers.


It’s really important that children at Grestone are empowered to participate fully in life in Modern Britain. Because of this the PSHE curriculum champions the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


The curriculum also ensures the statutory Relationships and Health Education (RHE) is taught at an age appropriate level and ensures the key concepts of RHE are communicated in a way that is respectful of faiths, beliefs and contexts of children’s families.

Our PSHE programme consists of six half-term units of work from Jigsaw. Every unit has two Learning Intentions, one specific to Relationships and Health Education and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.


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Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations and resilience building

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices (on and off line)

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Relationship Education in the context of looking at and managing change