Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Year 5 & 6  PSHEE Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

Head of Department: Mrs. M. Timberlake
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 PSHEE and RE are taught as  separate subjects in Year 5 and 6. In Year 7 and 8, PSHEE and RE are combined to form E4L (Education for Life).

 PSHEE is an essential element of the curriculum at Gilbert Inglefield Academy. In this complex and challenging world, PSHEE lessons aim to support students by helping them to:

  • Live safe, healthy, and enjoyable lives;
  • Grow and develop; not only as individuals, but also as members of society in general;
  • Become fulfilled, productive, and responsible;
  • Form and maintain good relationships;
  • Make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others;
  • Clarify their own values and attitudes, and gain knowledge and understanding of those of other people;
  • Build their personal identities and self-esteem;

 PSHEE covers topics in years 5-8 in increasing depth including:

  • Wellbeing and emotional health;
  • Physical activity;
  • Food and nutrition;
  • Disability;
  • Puberty;
  • Sex and relationships;
  • Drug education;
  • Fire and road safety;
  • Careers and personal finance;
  • Caring for the environment.

 The PSHEE syllabus covers a variety of topics which link to the letters of the subject: Personal, Social, Health, Emotional Wellbeing and Economic Understanding. Pupils will learn about themselves, how to treat others, and becoming a better citizen. They will learn how to be safe and enjoy their lives.

 A range of teaching and learning styles will be employed through the course. Pupils will discuss in circle times and group work. They will create artwork, poems and role plays, as well as producing deep and meaningful work on topics such as discrimination.

 Year 5

 Autumn Term

 All about me

The year begins with a focus on ‘personal’- what makes me me?

  • Who am I?
  • What makes me different and why am I special?

 Going for Goals

  • What are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • Teachable skills


Pupils enjoy working in teams to create an educational board game

  • Creating a brand new board game

 Safety introduction

This is the start of a topic that will be taught next half term.

  • Emergency
  • Personal safety

 Spring Term


  • Water safety
  • Road safety
  •  Railway safety
  • First aid

(a visit to Hazard Alley will take place)

 Health Education

Pupils will learn about how to be fit and healthy.

  • Exercise
  • Having a balanced diet
  • Salt and sugar
  • Sleep

 Summer Term

 Prejudice and discrimination

This topic culminates in an assessment about how to treat others.

  • Stereotypes
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Diversity

Money Matters

  • Wants and Needs
  • Peer pressure
  • Budgeting
  •  Loan sharks

 Relationships and sexual health

The year ends with a light-hearted look at growing up. Children will be able to ask any questions they have about what is going on in their bodies.

  • My body
  •  Body changes- health and hygiene
  •  Rights over my body

 Year 6

 Autumn Term


This introductory topic covers group work topics about being a good citizen.

  • Creating rules
  •  Political parties

 Going for Goals

We’ll focus on the future in this topic

  • What targets should I set?
  • Thinking about the future
  • Mock interviews

 Global Citizenship

  • Human Rights
  • Animal Rights

 Animal Welfare

The children will be doing an ICT project for this topic.

  • Sharing the world
  • Animal charities project

 Spring Term

 Anti- Social Behaviour

A mini project will take place in this topic with a focus on bullying.

  • What is bullying?
  • What is a bystander?
  •  Effects of bullying
  • Anti social behaviours- who pays?


  • What makes a good and true friend?

 Identity and Diversity

We’ll be looking at a range of different children’s experiences of living in the UK. Topics such as racism, tolerance and diversity will be covered.

 Summer Term

 Money Matters

  • The power of advertising
  • Spending and saving

 Stress management

We understand that Year 6 have a lot of pressures during this term, so we will look at managing stress over a couple of lessons.

 Drug education

  •  Legal drugs and medicines
  • Illegal drugs
  • Solvents

 Relationships and sexual health

The year will end with a topic of puberty and growing up. Where possible, this will be taught to single sex groups.

  • Body changes- health and hygiene
  • Talking about sex
  •  Healthy relationships