PSHE at Mulbarton Primary

The PSHE Association recommends the teaching of PSHE through three Core Themes:

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

Our PSHE curriculum also covers Relationships & Sex Education, Drugs Education and British Values.  Some areas of the PSHE curriculum will be taught through other subject areas such as PE; Science; RE; Computing (E-Safety)

At Mulbarton Primary School we follow the GR8 AS U R curriculum in KS 1 and 2.

GR8 AS U R is dedicated to preventing bullying by stopping it before it starts, i.e. addressing the root causes when children are very young.

Through our educational programme we will teach young people and those associated with them, about self-worth, equality, diversity and the importance of human rights, so they learn to foster inclusion, avoid prejudice and celebrate rather than ridicule differences

The sessions are taught through 3 challenges over the year; GR8 M8, CAN DO and CHILLED. Throughout the sessions we cover;

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe
  • Mental wellbeing

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In reception we follow PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) which helps children to develop emotional awareness, self control, self confidence and problem solving skills.

We teach PATHS lessons on a weekly basis, the children will learn to recognise different feelings and how to manage and understand those feelings. We display a poster with different feeling faces on so that the children can easily show and talk about how they are feeling. Within PATHS lessons, children are also taught how to manage their feelings and PATHS offers strategies to help children deal with problems that arise. In reception it is taught through Twiggle (a turtle puppet) and his friends.

PATHS helps children with…

  • Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-control
  • Frustration & anger management
  • Attention and concentration
  • Thinking before they act out in anger
  • Emotional understanding
  • Expressing their feelings in a positive way
  • Understanding that all feelings are okay, but some behaviours are not OK
  • Preparing for change

In addition to this, every day each class picks at random, a ‘Child of the Day’. This child will have special class privileges and receive compliments from the other children and staff. When your child has had a turn at being ‘Child of the Day’, they will receive a compliment slip. This will be sent home with your child with a space for family at home to give your child a compliment. The compliment slip can then be brought back to school and comments from home are then shared with the class. ‘Child of the Day’ is a fantastic way to promote self-esteem and self-confidence.


Throughout the year we will cover sessions on 6 areas in each year group at an appropriate level. These are:

  • My feelings
  • My body
  • My Relationships
  • My Beliefs
  • My rights and responsibilities
  • Asking for help

Correct vocabulary will be taught for body parts.  Whilst it may be appropriate to use nicknames for body parts at home, in school it is essential to learn and use the correct terminology.  This ensures universal understanding, clarity, respect and manners.   In KS2, some classes may be delivered in single sex groups. Classes will establish a set of agreed ground rules to be followed during RSE sessions.