Last updated September 2023


At Firs Primary School we see Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) as being at the centre of all that we do. We aim for all pupils to their resilience, confidence and independence, which will help them keep physically and mentally healthy at each stage of their education. We ensure that children will develop their understanding of fundamental British Values and the world around them through acceptance and appreciation of diversity, celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect.

More information about our intent, implementation and impact can be found in our “FIRSY Foundation” at the bottom of the page.

At Firs Primary we use SCARF to support our teaching. SCARF is a flexible scheme which supports schools in meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. SCARF is also mapped to the new DfE guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education, The PSHE Association’s Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities, the National Curriculum, Curriculum for Excellence and Ofsted’s requirements.

The themes and topic we teach are arranged into each half term. See below the coverage and progression from EYFS to Year 6.

At Firs, we follow SCARF to support our teaching of PSHE. SCARF have carefully broken down the objectives of the National Curriculum/ statuary guidance from EYFS to year 6 in to 6 separate strands: me and my relationships, valuing differences, keeping myself safe, rights and responsibilities, being my best and growing and changing. This allows for the PSHE curriculum to be taught in depth throughout a child’s time at Firs primary school. We have also mapped the UKS2 PSHE objectives to the KS3 National Curriculum Objectives to ensure that our primary curriculum prepares children effectively for their learning in KS3 and progression to seamlessly continues building upon their prior knowledge and experiences.

During Lockdown the teaching of PSHE continued both at home and in school with some adaptions. For the pupils at home, they received a work pack via class dojo, the school office or delivered. The work pack included all the worksheets and paper copies of the PowerPoint. The teaching of PSHE during the national lockdown were taught through online lessons or pre-recorded videos by the teacher.

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Firs Primary School
Raven Street
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782

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