Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Manor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4QE | Tel:

01484 652954

Personal, Social, Health and Economics education

PSHE education in school is promoted through our wide and varied curriculum which is carefully planned to enhance the children’s personal, social, emotional and economic development.

At Golcar J, I & N School, we use the PSHE Association’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These three themes form part of a developmental, spiral curriculum. This means that the same key principles are revisited each year but are taken a step further to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding. They permeate school life and are discussed regularly in assemblies and lessons, forming part of our day to day vocabulary.

Health and Wellbeing

Our children learn about themselves and their feelings. They develop their vocabulary to enable them to describe their feelings to others and are able to manage these with simple strategies. They are taught rules for and ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe.


Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, we will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

While our children are taught about relationships throughout their time at our school, formal sex and relationships education is taught to Years 5 and 6.

Living in the Wider World

During this topic, our pupils will have the opportunity to learn about rules and responsibilities, different communities and the contributions people make to these, how they are the same and different to other people, about media literacy and digital resilience and they will also develop their economic wellbeing. 

Early Years

Personal, Social and Emotional Development is an integral part of our learning in Early Years. We focus on the following areas throughout the year and track children’s progress within these areas.

  • Making Relationships
  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour
  • We place a big emphasis on the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
  • Playing and Exploring (Engagement)
  • Active Learning (Motivation)
  • Creating and Thinking Critically (Thinking)
  • Children are encouraged to think of themselves as learners. The continuous provision allows them to pursue their interests working collaboratively with their peers.

For further information about Relationships and Health Education in school, please take a look at the guide below produced by the Department for Education.


Further detail about what is being taught will be included in your child's half termly newsletter and relevant resources will be available to view on the year group webpages. Please contact your child's class teacher if you would like to discuss the lesson content in more detail.