BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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PSHE Association Recommended Objectives (KS1)


Core Theme: Health and Lifestyle 

Healthy Lifestyles

H1. about what keeping healthy means; different ways to keep healthy
H2. about foods that support good health and the risks of eating too much sugar

H3. about how physical activity helps us to stay healthy; and ways to be physically active everyday

H4. about why sleep is important and different ways to rest and relax

H5. simple hygiene routines that can stop germs from spreading

H6. that medicines (including vaccinations and immunisations and those that support allergic reactions) can help people to stay healthy

H7. about dental care and visiting the dentist; how to brush teeth correctly; food and drink that support dental health

H8. how to keep safe in the sun and protect skin from sun damage
H9. about different ways to learn and play; recognising the importance of knowing

when to take a break from me online or TV
H10. about the people who help us to stay physically healthy


Mental Health

H11. about different feelings that humans can experience

H12. how to recognise and name different feelings

H13. how feelings can affect people’s bodies and how they behave

H14. how to recognise what others might be feeling

H15. to recognise that not everyone feels the same at the same me, or feels the same about the same things

H16. about ways of sharing feelings; a range of words to describe feelings

H17. about things that help people feel good (e.g. playing outside, doing things

they enjoy, spending me with family, getting enough sleep)

H18. different things they can do to manage big feelings, to help calm themselves down and/or change their mood when they don’t feel good

H19. to recognise when they need help with feelings; that it is important to ask for help with feelings; and how to ask for it

H20. about change and loss (including death); to identify feelings associated with this; to recognise what helps people to feel better


Ourselves, growing and changing

H21. to recognise what makes them special

H22. to recognise the ways in which we are all unique

H23. to identify what they are good at, what they like and dislike

H24. how to manage when finding things difficult

H25. to name the main parts of the body

H26. about growing and changing from young to old and how people’s needs change

H27. about preparing to move to a new class/year group


Keeping Safe

H28. about rules and age restrictions that keep us safe
H29. to recognise risk in simple everyday situations and what action to take to

minimise harm

H30. about how to keep safe at home (including around electrical appliances) and re safety (e.g. not playing with matches and lighters)

H31. that household products (including medicines) can be harmful if not used correctly

H32. ways to keep safe in familiar and unfamiliar environments (e.g. beach, shopping centre, park, swimming pool, on the street) and how to cross the road safely

H33. about the people whose job it is to help keep us safe

H34. basic rules to keep safe online, including what is meant by personal informa on and what should be kept private; the importance of telling a trusted adult if they come across something that scares them

H35. about what to do if there is an accident and someone is hurt

H36. how to get help in an emergency (how to dial 999 and what to say)


Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

H37. about things that people can put into their body or on their skin; how these can a ect how people feel

Core Theme: Relationships

Families and Close Positive Relationships

R1. about the roles different people (e.g. acquaintances, friends and relatives) play in our lives

R2. to identify the people who love and care for them and what they do to help them feel cared for

R3. about different types of families including those that may be different to their own

R4. to identify common features of family life

R5. that it is important to tell someone (such as their teacher) if something about their family makes them unhappy or worried



R6. about how people make friends and what makes a good friendship
R7. about how to recognise when they or someone else feels lonely and what to

R8. simple strategies to resolve arguments between friends positively

R9. how to ask for help if a friendship is making them feel unhappy


Managing Hurtful Behaviour and Bullying

R10. that bodies and feelings can be hurt by words and actions; that people can say hurtful things online

R11. about how people may feel if they experience hurtful behaviour or bullying

R12. that hurtful behaviour (offline and online) including teasing, name-calling, bullying and deliberately excluding others is not acceptable; how to report bullying; the importance of telling a trusted adult


Safe Relationships

R13. to recognise that some things are private and the importance of respecting privacy; that parts of their body covered by underwear are private

R14. that sometimes people may behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not

R15. how to respond safely to adults they don’t know
R16. about how to respond if physical contact makes them feel uncomfortable or


R17. about knowing there are situations when they should ask for permission and also when their permission should be sought

R18. about the importance of not keeping adults’ secrets (only happy surprises that others will nd out about eventually)

R19. basic techniques for resisting pressure to do something they don’t want to do and which may make them unsafe

R20. what to do if they feel unsafe or worried for themselves or others; who to ask for help and vocabulary to use when asking for help; importance of keeping trying until they are heard


Respecting self and Others

R21. about what is kind and unkind behaviour, and how this can affect others

R22. about how to treat themselves and others with respect; how to be polite and

R23. to recognise the ways in which they are the same and different to others

R24. how to listen to other people and play and work cooperatively
R25. how to talk about and share their opinions on things that matter to them

Core Theme: Living in the Wider World

Shared Responsibilities

L1. about what rules are, why they are needed, and why different rules are needed for di erent situa ons

L2. how people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them

L3. about things they can do to help look after their environment



L4. about the different groups they belong to
L5. about the different roles and responsibili es people have in their community

L6. to recognise the ways they are the same as, and different to, other people


Media literacy and Digital Resilience

L7. about how the internet and digital devices can be used safely to find things out and to communicate with others

L8. about the role of the internet in everyday life

L9. that not all information seen online is true


Economic wellbeing- Money

L10. what money is; forms that money comes in; that money comes from different sources

L11. that people make different choices about how to save and spend money

L12. about the difference between needs and wants; that some mes people may

not always be able to have the things they want
L13. that money needs to be looked after; different ways of doing this


Aspirations, work and career

L14. that everyone has different strengths
L15. that jobs help people to earn money to pay for things

L16. different jobs that people they know or people who work in the community do

L17. about some of the strengths and interests someone might need to do different jobs