This year the children will be learning the following in PSHE:

Autumn Term 1 

Mental health and emotional wellbeing:

Healthy minds

 Pupils learn:

·   what mental health is

·   about what can affect mental health and some ways of dealing with this

·   about some everyday ways to look after mental health

·   about the stigma and discrimination that can surround mental health

Autumn Term 2

Keeping safe and managing risk:

Keeping safe - out and about

Pupils learn:

  • about feelings of being out and about in the local area with increasing independence
  • about recognising and responding to peer pressure 
  • about the consequences of anti-social behaviour (including gangs and gang related behaviour)


Pupils learn:

  • about the importance for girls to be protected against FGM

Spring Term 1

Drug, alcohol and tobacco education: Weighing up risk  

Pupils learn: 

* about the risks associated with using different drugs, including tobacco and nicotine products, alcohol, solvents, medicines and other legal and illegal drugs  

* about assessing the level of risk in different situations involving drug use 

* about ways to manage risk in situations involving drug use

Spring Term 2

Identity, society and equality:  
Human rights 

Pupils learn: 

* about  people who have moved to Islington from other places, (including the experience of refugees)  

* about human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 

* about homelessness 

Summer Term 1 and Summer Term 2

Sex and relationship education:  
Healthy relationships / How a baby is made 

Pupils learn: 

* about the changes that occur during puberty 

* to consider different attitudes and values around gender stereotyping and sexuality and consider their origin and impact 

* what values are important to them in relationships and to appreciate the importance of friendship in intimate relationships 

* about human reproduction in the context of the human lifecycle 

* how a baby is made and grows (conception and pregnancy) 

* about roles and responsibilities of carers and parents   

* to answer each other’s questions about sex and relationships with confidence, where to find support and advice when they need it 

Additional lessons: (schools will want to consider including these lessons, as part of SRE policy development) 

* some myths and misconceptions about HIV,  who it affects and how it is transmitted 

* about how the risk of HIV can be reduced

* that contraception can be used to stop a baby from being conceived