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'The evidence shows that PSHE education can improve the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of pupils. A virtuous cycle can be achieved, whereby pupils with better health and well-being achieve better academically'. 

PSHE Education: A Review of Impact and Effective Practice. DfE, 2015


Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) including Relationships & Heath Education (RHE) at Oakwood Avenue

PSHE Long Term Plan

PSHE Medium Term plans & Assessment Guidance

Community Voice

During our last PSHE monitoring, carried out by Mr Cole (PSHE & RHE coordinator) Miss Coates (Deputy Head of School) and Alison Regan (parent Governor) the children demonstrated their learning in PSHE by talking through their floor books and sharing their views on the subject. Also click here to see what we have tweeted for PSHE #OakyPSHE

One person isn't special. Everyone is special, not just the rainbow fish'  Lacie, Year 1  

                Even though we all have differences, we are all special' Hannah, Year 1                                                                        

I like it when we sit in a circle and we talk about our friends, feelings and emotions'  Sophia, Year 2

I use my learning because I remind a friend when he wants to borrow a rubber, to use his manners'.  Aliya,Year 2


Year 1 poppies

I'm really interested in the stories we are told because it makes me think about things in a different way'. Louie, Year 3

    We talk about being grateful for what we have'. Beth, Year 4                                       

 I really like it when we have  a P4C lesson because we get to listen to other people's opinions' Lily, Year 4

We learn about giving people compliments and treated people well'. Libby Y5

                                   We learn about the economy, that's things to do with money'. George Y6

I think it's right that we learn more mature things. Although we are young, we should know about things like equality , different cultures and different sexualities'. Max, Year 5

I love having conversations. It's great when we get to debate because I can listen to other people and then my opinions can evolve and change'. Archie, Y5

    I think the topics we cover help us in other areas of our learning too'. Casper Y6                                            


Just recently I had the pleasure of being able to monitor discussions held with pupils in each year group to obtain feedback on their understanding of what they are taught in PSHE. 

It was obvious that pupils enjoy these lessons and they are learning that is alright to be an individual, have different opinions from others and still be friends. Through debates and discussion they are learning to listen to others and form their own opinions. Different books are used for children to interpret and find the meaning behind the storey. The feedback was very positive and it was lovely to see the children talk so enthusiastically about what they had learnt.  Alison Regan, parent governor.

Parent Signposting

Understanding Relationships and Health Education at Oakwood Avenue Community  Primary  School.

A Guide for Parents



We want all our children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, all primary age children must be taught Relationships and Health Education. These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.

The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child. We have the flexibility to deliver the content in a way that is age and developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of our pupils.

Relationships Education:

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, children will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.


Signpost doc 1

Health Education:

Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.


signpost doc 2

Right to withdraw your child:

You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.  If we choose to teach Sex Education that falls outside the science curriculum, we will contact you accordingly and you will have the right to withdraw your child.

At Oakwood Avenue we are constantly evolving our curriculum to meet the needs of our current Oaky children. Although we try our best to keep you updated with what we are teaching and when, (see our curriculum overviews for each year group) we are aware that our children are inquisitive, curious and like to share what they have been learning in lessons – particularly PSHE lessons which include content on relationships and health. It is fair to say that the world is a very different place than it was when we were all last in the classroom!

With this in mind, below we have sign-posted a number of websites which may help with any questions or gaps in your own knowledge to help support your child with any curiosities they may have.


 • being safe



• mental wellbeing





 • internet safety and harms






 • physical health and fitness





 • healthy eating




 • facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco




 • basic first aid



 • changing adolescent body






  • LGBTQ+








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