Personal, Social and Health Education at Humshaugh First School

 At Humshaugh First School it is expected that all children will have the opportunity to:-

  • Take some responsibility for their own learning.
  • Explore and discuss topical issues.
  • Participate in different group sizes and compositions.
  • Explore, discuss and share their opinions.
  • Find information and advice.
  • Work with adults other than teachers.
  • Work outside the classroom.
  • Take time to reflect.

 Our Programme of Study for PSHE  gives children the opportunity to:-

  • Develop confidence and responsibility, making the most of their abilities.
  • Prepare to play an active role as citizens.
  • Develop a healthy, safer lifestyle.
  • Relationships: develop and maintain positive and healthy relationships of all kinds, including friendships; reorganizing and dealing with unhealthy relationships (including bullying); understanding how to communicate effectively and confidently within relationships.
Breadth of study

We use 1decision to support our PSHE curriculum and the mapping documents and overviews can be downloaded below.


1decision-What the stats say!

Statistics show that at least 65% of children born in the last century are predominantly visual learners (Visual Teaching Alliance, 2014) because of their significant exposure to technology. Therefore, it is essential that education provides a curriculum suited to their needs. 1decision is suited to all learning styles and has been designed to offer a unique learning experience, providing interactive videos and games. Together with activity workbooks and teaching manuals, 1decision stands out above the rest.


The 1decision Vision

In an ideal world, children would arrive at school socially developed and ready to learn but this is not always the case. As such, high-quality life skills education is essential for all students to reach their full potential. 1decision provides an interactive bank of resources which supports PSHE, RSE, Health education, SMSC development, and safeguarding.

Mapped to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, our resources help children to develop the skills needed to manage difference influences and pressures, as a part of their personal development. Our unique suite of resources allows students to experience challenging situations in a safe environment.

During their time at First School, children will encounter many of life’s challenges for the first time. 1decision aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills needed to lead safe, healthy, and happy lives.

Although we have separate teaching time for PSHE, we are aware that many of the relevant skills and concepts are involved in other curricular and extra-curricular activities such as:

School Council.- developing confidence and responsibility.

Buddies.- Developing good relationships.

Leaders:- Learning to take responsibility, work within a small team and leading by example.

Reward systems.-Developing good relationships. 

Star of the week assemblies.-Developing confidence and responsibility.

Lunch time systems.-Developing good relationships, developing an awareness of healthy lifestyles.

Fund raising activities.-Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Visits by outside agencies such as the school nurse.-Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle.

Circle Time. -Developing confidence, responsibility and good relationships.

Science Curriculum.- Developing healthy, safer lifestyles.

PE Curriculum.-Developing healthy, safer lifestyles.

DT Curriculum-focus on healthy eating and lifestyles.-Developing healthy, safer lifestyles.

School clubs – Developing healthy, safer lifestyles.