St Thomas More Primary PSHE Curriculum

At St Thomas More School our vision is that all pupils who attend our school leave with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

In order to face an ever–changing world, we believe it is important that our children are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being. We believe that PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens. PSHE flows through all our curriculum areas and is embedded through the educational programme called Jigsaw.

Delivery of PSHE and RSE is taught within the personal, social and health (PSHE) education curriculum. Some biological aspects of sex education are taught within the science curriculum. We have implemented a programme of work called Jigsaw to embody all ages from Nursery to year 6.  These lessons are based around a theme which changes termly. Alongside this, we also teach our children about the society in which they are growing up. These subjects are designed to foster respect for others and educate pupils about how to make healthy relationships. 

By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity by having respect for themselves and others.
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions by having a positive self-esteem.
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being by developing positive, healthy relationships with their peers both now and in the future.