Curriculum – PSHE

At Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School we believe that the skills learned through our PSHE (Personal, Social and Heath Economic) curriculum will enable our children to be kind, caring and respectful members of our community, who demonstrate awareness, tolerance and understanding of themselves and those around them.  

Our PSHE curriculum links closely with our Learning Powers and aims to encourage resilience, teamwork, resourcefulness and reflection in all learners in our school.

Nursery and Reception

In Nursery and Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile where Personal, Social and Emotional Development makes up one third of the Prime Areas of Learning. Our PSED curriculum is interwoven across all seven areas of learning in addition to being taught in discrete sessions.  

PSED is broken down into three main areas of learning:

  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness 
  • Managing Feeling and Behaviour 
  • Making Relationships

Year 1 & 2

In Key Stage One we follow the ‘Jigsaw’ programme of PSHE which is divided into six topics of learning:

  • Being me in my World
  • Celebrating Differences
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me
Discovery Focus Week

 Our PSHE learning in Discovery focus week was based around kindness. Year 2 visited Brunswick court to sing their harvest songs, Year 1 created kindness cards filled with positive messages and Reception and Nursery created paintings for the residents.


Wellbeing Week
During our termly Wellbeing weeks, the children’s learning will be based around:
Health and fitness
Mental health
Growth mindset
Team work and resilience
Each Wellbeing week, the children will also take part in a workshop. In Autumn term we were visited by A-Life and took part in a healthy living workshop.
Community Links
We have built a strong community link with local care home Brunswick Court. Year 2 visit the care home to perform for the residents twice a year and the residents then attend the Year 2 summer performance.
Sensory Garden
In Spring term, we are aiming to create a sensory garden for the children to access throughout the year. Planning and construction is currently underway so stay tuned…


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