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The purpose of this page is to help you understand how Personal, Social and Health Education is taught at Stannington Infant School (‘SIS’).

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up It teaches children about healthy choices and a healthy lifestyle.

In Foundation Stage the children are taught how to build upon their own experiences and work towards achieving the Early Learning Goal (ELG) for Personal, Social and Emotional Development. This is divided into three main areas of Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self Awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviours. 

In KS1 the children are taught skills and rules for staying healthy and safe and for behaving well. Children are given opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. They begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of others. They learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying.