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Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) at Cononley Primary School

To see the Curriculum Statement, please click here.

To see how we develop British Values through PHSE, please click here. 


What our pupils will learn

At Cononley Primary School, in Key Stage 1 and 2, we use the North Yorkshire PHSE Curriculum  which provides a well-sequenced  framework for teaching and learning. 

To see our Personal, Social, Health and Economic education curriculum, please click here.


What our pupils will learn in Early Years Foundation Stage:

At Cononley Primary School, pupils in Early Years Foundation Stage are taught using the EYFS Curriculum for the Prime Areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development (please click the link  below).The curriculum is taught in variety of ways through adult-led and adult-supported tasks and child-initiated learning in well-resourced provision areas, both indoors and outdoors. It is taught through cross curricular themes, as well as discrete lesson activities. 
Early Years Curriculum: Prime Areas
What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2: 

Lessons are structured into the 5 themes of Me and My Relationships, Me and My Future, Keeping Myself Safe, My Healthy Lifestyle and Becoming an Active Citizen. Additionally, the units from SEAL -  Social and Emotional Aspects to Learning  topics (Good to Be Me, Going for Goals, Relationships, New Beginnings, Getting on and Falling Out and Changes) are used to enhance the PHSE curriculum. A rolling programme ensures that all pupils receive their full entitlement to the PHSE curriculum within our mixed-age class structure.

Discrete lessons are taught to a 2 year rolling programme. In Key Stage 2, lessons are taught by a dedicated PHSE teacher  in a three-weekly cycle with French and Music (PHSE lessons take place two out of every three weeks.) 




Good to be Me

Keeping Myself Safe

Going for Goals

My Healthy Lifestyle

Me and My Relationships

Moving On


New Beginnings

Me and My Relationships

Getting on and Falling Out

Me and My Future

Becoming an Active Citizen



The learning outcomes are colour coded to illustrate where the aspects of PSHE and Citizenship are covered within the themes (risk taking and keeping safe are woven throughout the aspects):


Relationships and Sex Education (green)


Online safety (pink)

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco and wider risk taking behaviours (red)

Careers education and personal finance (purple)


Citizenship (black)

Healthy Lifestyles  (Physical and Emotional Wellbeing) - blue

Emotional health and wellbeing (yellow)


Progression and Assessment


Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded using an on-line journal (Tapestry) and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Ongoing observational assessments are made and lessons adapted to suit the needs of pupils. Sometimes, pupils are recommended for interventions, for example, to support well-being or friendships, as a result of observations made by staff during PHSE lessons.


The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed at the end of the year through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning and through pupil discussions about their learning. Pupil surveys such as the Health and Wellbeing Survey: Growing Up in North Yorkshire and the Anti-Bullying Survey are completed bi-annually and the data is used to inform the curriculum. 













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