PSRHE Policy Document

PSRHE Assembly Overview

Curriculum Statement 

A child’s mental health is of paramount importance.  At Harewood Primary School the aim of our PSRHE curriculum is to provide children with the understanding, ability and qualities to navigate their increasingly complex lives now and in the future.  The PSRHE curriculum is designed to remove barriers to learning so any child can achieve regardless of their background and personal circumstances.  Any pupil can experience difficult conditions during their childhood.  We want all children to be happy, healthy and safe and our quality PSRHE curriculum has the potential to turn their lives around thus enabling them to be the best they can be. 



The overarching aim for PSRHE education is to provide pupils with: 

  • accurate and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
  • opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.


At Harewood Primary School our PSRHE scheme of work is delivered via one weekly PSRHE lesson and one assembly each week.  In this way we can be confident that we are meeting the needs of our children. 

Children’s learning is addressed via three core areas  

  • Health and Wellbeing 
  • Relationships 
  • Living in the Wider World 

The learning objectives detailed within these core areas have been divided into weekly themes and are introduced via weekly year group assemblies. Teachers also look for  opportunities to reinforce these PSRHE themes and corresponding learning objectives across the school day and through all curriculum subjects.  Anti-bullying week, Black History Month and Child Mental Health week provide an additional opportunity to reinforce key concepts. 

Our discrete PSRHE lessons explore the statutory learning outcomes in greater detail through the Discovery Education programme. Discovery was chosen to provide progression across the year groups and also because the resources enable teachers to deliver the  curriculum in an engaging way. For example, every topic starts with a video which introduces the topic in contexts pupils can relate to their own lives; activities during lesson are not worksheet based but actively encourage discussion and multi-sensory approaches. 



Fire Brigade visit to teach children about road safety


Children in Need


Dress to Express Day


Learning at Home

Yoga and breathing techniques are very beneficial for children. 

They can

  • Reduce stress and increase mindfulness
  • Improve strength and flexibility
  • Enhance concentration and focus
  • Calms anxiety
  • Enables sound sleep

Research has shown that children’s wellbeing increased after they had spent time connecting with nature. 

You could

  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt and find things for every colour of the rainbow.
  • Lie in the grass on your bellies and watch as little bugs crawl past through the grass. Talk about what it would be like to be as tiny as a bug.
  • Make natural homemade bird feeders are fun to make and a good way to bring more wildlife to your garden.
  • Go rock pooling at the beach
  • Go on a sound safari. What can you hear?
  • Find a dinosaur in a cloud