Cherrywood Community Primary School


Curriculum Intent

Our RSHE curriculum gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, preparing them

for life and work in modern Britain. We teach pupils about transferable skills such as self-awareness, empathy, communication and teamwork in order to have healthy relationships with others. We support pupils with their wellbeing and help them to manage issues which could affect their ability to learn.

By the time our children leave us at the end of Key Stage 2, children are able to confidently express their views, can listen and show respect to others, and can demonstrate that they recognise their own worth. They can positively face new challenges, discuss changes they will go though as they get older, and have high aspirations about what they want to do with their life when living in the wider world.

Children will be able to make the right choices about how to develop a healthy lifestyle including diet, exercise, sleep and hygiene. Children will also be able to make the right judgements and decisions when resisting negative peer pressure and explain how to manage risks in different situations. They will be able to explain how their actions have consequences for themselves and others and express ways to respond appropriately. They will also be able to respond to negative behaviours such as stereotyping and aggression and demonstrate respect and tolerance towards people different from themselves.

RSHE - Relationship, Social/Sex, Health and Economic Educations


In 2019 the DfE released guidance on Relationship and Sex Education. This guidance became statutory in September 2020, with the view that it is established in schools by September 2021. Miss Guest looked through this guidance, along with the school governors, head teacher and subject leader, Mrs White and created a curriculum which combines the statutory guidance and what was previously the PHSE curriculum. This curriculum was then shared with parents during a consultation process. The process involved Miss Guest sharing overviews with parents and recording videos which parents to could comment on and share concerns. The overview video can be seen below and if any parents have any questions they can arrange an appointment with Mrs White by contacting the school office. 


Each half-term all year groups will teach a day of RSHE. The curriculum is designed as an enquiry based model, meaning each day there is a big question which is then broken into 5 smaller questions. Throughout the day the children will engage in lessons designed to answer the questions. 



The children love their RSHE days and enjoy getting involved with debates, group work, discussions, research and presentations, drama and role play, writing tasks and circle times. 

What do we think about the new RSHE curriculum? 


"Having full RSHE days gives us more time to talk about everything" - Y5


"It's good because it's about real life things" - Y3


"It helps us know what to do in hard situations that might upset us" - Y6

RSHE at Cherrywood

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The video outlines what RSHE will look like at Cherrywood.