At St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary, PSHE is at the heart of our ethos and our curriculum enables pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to become happy and healthy members of our community. Our whole school approach to PSHE provides pupils with the early building blocks to allow them to succeed and thrive, both in the next step of their academic journey and within their future life in modern Britain. We believe that these building blocks, with a particular focus on mental health and wellbeing, provide a foundation to empower children to feel safe and happy and achieve across the curriculum and in their future lives.

Our PSHE curriculum is based on the You, Me and PSHE scheme, which covers many topics such as keeping safe and managing risk, mental health and wellbeing and physical health. This is supplemented with resources from other organisations, for example NSPCC, NHS Every Mind Matters and MindMate. We follow a spiral curriculum, with key topics revisited at an age appropriate level, which meets the statutory RSE requirements and is in line with the National Curriculum. We want our PSHE curriculum to enable children to feel safe and confident, be able to identify and manage risk and develop the knowledge and skills to lead a physically and mentally healthy life. 

At St Bartholomew’s, we understand the importance of PSHE and promote it throughout school. We aim to create a safe and happy learning environment for all pupils, where they can speak openly and access further support if needed. Pupils in KS2 complete the My Health My School survey to share their views and this is used to develop our curriculum and ensure it is led by the needs of the children. We also strive to provide our diverse mix of pupils with engaging events and experiences linked to our PSHE curriculum through themed weeks, workshops and visitors from members of our community.

Curriculum - PSHE

Curriculum - PSHE - Useful Links

BBC Bitesize Bullying Clips

BBC Own It



Childline - Calm Zone


Health for Kids

Safety Net Kids


Young Minds

Curriculum - PSHE - PANTS Rules

The children had lots of fun learning the PANTS rules and listening to the Pantosaurus song for How to Keep Safe Week. They even designed their own pair of pants!


Curriculum - PSHE - Midwife Visit

Reception had a special visitor called Alex who is a midwife. She told us all about her job and how she helps mummies and their babies. She even brought in her baby for us to see!


Curriculum - PSHE - Sun Safety Week

Across school, children have enjoyed learning how to stay safe in the sun during Sun Safety Week   They have found out what they could wear, where they could go to keep out of the sun and what dangers the sun possesses. Here are some posters from year 1 and year 6. 

Curriculum - PSHE - Safety Week

For Safety Week, the children enjoyed learning about rail, road and online safety. They made some great posters to share what they have learnt. 


Curriculum - PSHE - Healthy Eating

In PSHE we are looking at healthy eating. We have already discussed the importance of healthy eating and this week we got to make some of our own healthy food. We really enjoyed discussing the different types of healthy food and we worked carefully to chop our own fruit to create a fruit yogurt pot. It was delicious. 


Curriculum - PSHE - St Giles Trust Visit

Year 5 had visitors in from the St Giles Trust to help raise awareness about weapons and the possible risks of seemingly harmless objects. 

Carl discussed with the children what is required to be a responsible citizen and there was also a focus on gangs and what constitutes a gang. Carl also discussed the realities of gangs and how children need to be careful when using social media.


Curriculum - PSHE - CPR

Class 19 have been learning about how to give CPR to adults and children in PHSE. They were all very mature and engaged.


Curriculum - PSHE - The Recovery Position

Well done to class 18 who were practicing the recovery position in PSHE.


Curriculum - PSHE - Emotions (Mental Health Week)

We have looked at different emotions in PSHE as part of Mental Health Week. Children discussed different emotions and how they feel in different situations. We then discussed how people can receive help and support.

In groups, we then worked on completing an emotions chart where different scenarios were looked at: the behaviour, thoughts and actions taken. Children enjoyed the opportunity to talk about their own experiences too. A grown up attitude - well done!


Curriculum - PSHE - Leeds United Visit

Year 6 took part in a workshop with Leeds United to discuss making the right decisions in life and the consequences surrounding their actions. They took part in various group activities including role play. They discussed positivity and how it helps you in your everyday life. They really enjoyed the workshop.


Curriculum - PSHE - Emergency Services

In PSHE, class 18 learnt how to call 999 or 112 safely and correctly giving the correct information to call handlers.


Curriculum - PSHE - Police Visit

Our pupils have had a visit from the police. They gave us advice on keeping safe around fire and fireworks leading up to bonfire night and also told us about all the different jobs they do and how they help people. We learned about how we can stay safe and people who help to keep us safe.


Curriculum - PSHE - Rachel Reeves Visit

We recently had a visit from MP Rachel Reeves. Children got the opportunity to find out what an MP does and ask questions about her job. 


Curriculum - PSHE - Anti Bullying Week

We had lots of fun taking part in anti-bullying week across school. The theme for this year's week is One Kind Word and the children have been taking part in activities around this theme. We also celebrated Odd Socks Day and wore odd socks to school to celebrate how everyone is different!


Curriculum - PSHE - HMP Not For Me Visit

Year 6 have had a visit from HMP Not For Me. The children enjoyed learning about different crimes as well as taking part in an investigation and getting to experience a real life cell.