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Personal, Social and Health Education at Southmead


                              VISION STATEMENT


At Southmead Primary school we see Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) as an important part of our curriculum and our vision is to set learning within real-life contexts. We build on children’s early experiences and on the early learning goals for personal, social and emotional development, and promote children’s self-esteem and emotional well-being . We aim to help our pupils to form positive and safe relationships based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, at school, and in the community and wider world.


Reflected in all areas of the curriculum, in our school ethos and environment, we aim to provide children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals within the school and wider community.


We aim to teach children how to confidently make safe and informed decisions so that they learn to appreciate and recognise their own worth, are able to compromise and collaborate with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning and life choices.


Lessons provide children with opportunities to reflect on their experiences and understand their personal and social development as they confront many spiritual, moral, social and culture issues that are all a part of growing up.

Spotlight on EYFS and KS1


The children in Early Years have been encouraging each other to realise that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings. The teachers have been modelling this through different role-play scenarios to deepen their pupils' understanding. The children have also been introduced to many new adjectives such as (kind/ unkind/ mean) and using these words to describe how a character behaves in a story.

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Year 3 have recently been learning about Fairtrade and how young people can make a difference to change the world around them. The children have also learnt about the Romans and their impact on modern Britain.


Year 4 have been focusing on culture and diversity -  looking at different celebrations around the world.


The children in Year 5 have been learning about making a difference and talking about influential people who have had a postive impact on society.


In Year 6, the children have learnt about the diversity of modern Britain and the development of democracy.  


At Southmead, we value the importance of Anti- bullying Week and appreciate the impact it has on helping children grow into respectable young citizens.


The Power of One Anti-Bullying Show 

Southmead has been celebrating children who have been setting good examples of behaviour: In recognition of being an Upstander, children are awarded certificates in Phase Assemblies and are invited to sign the Power of One board! It is fantastic to see the children influencing others around them.  


If you would like to know more about Anti-Bullying, please read our school's policy, which can be found in the Policies section of our website.

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Click here to read how PSHE at Southmead contributes to children's development in SMSC.


Year 1 have been using KELSO'S Choices to try and manage conflict independently. The children have also been learning about cultural influences on the food we eat and our heritage.

Year 2 have been discussing the importance of being a supportive and trustworthy friend. The children are becoming more aware of the role of an Upstander. Year 2 have also looked at different cultures in London.


Spotlight on KS2

NED is flying over from the United States of America to visit Southmead on Friday 28th June! We cannot wait to see him again and find out what he has been up to; we always find his achievements inspiring and enjoy sharing our achievemenst in school with him.