At Bird’s Bush, we know that PSHE education helps children and young people to stay safe, healthy and prepared for life’s challenges and opportunities. 

PSHE education helps children to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. PSHE also helps children to achieve their academic potential.

PSHE education helps children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps children to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

Children agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons.

Here at Bird’s Bush Primary School, we have chosen to use lesson plans from the Entrust scheme of work. These lessons cover the statutory requirements and have been carefully planned to be age appropriate.

They are broken down into six key topics that are taught each year and build on the children’s learning from the previous year. The six key topics are:

  • Me and my School
  • Me and my Relationships
  • Happy and Healthy Me
  • Me and my Safety
  • Me and Other People
  • Me in the World

In school, our PSHE curriculum is supplemented by a range of enrichment activities and specific focus days and events that deepen their understanding of themselves, others and the world around. This then provides them with opportunities to raise their awareness of the rich and diverse world around them. 

Click here for our PSHE overview.


Year 2

We learn things to help us keep safe, this will keep us safe in the world.

Year 3

PSHE is important because we need to learn what is healthy for us and what is not. We also learn how to keep our body and our minds fit and healthy.

Year 5

PSHE is important because it teaches us how to be nice. We also learn about parliament, laws. We also have to know how to look after each other and ourselves. We also learn how to be positive role models and be nice to others.