PSHCE: Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

PSHE and Citizenship is integrated into our curriculum to ensure children are prepared for life in modern day Britain. We follow the SEAL Programme of Study aiming to ensure children develop their social and emotional aspects of learning.  Each class has a circle time each week to give the children the opportunity to explore the topics and issues that arise within the class. There is also an Anti-Bullying week as part of the programme to highlight this issue. 


At MBS we follow the Values Programme.  For 2018-19 they are as follows:


Trust, Flexibility, Love, Fairness, Generosity and Courtesy

We have a strong focus on communities, rights and responsibilities, anti-bullying and keeping healthy and keeping safe.



At Middle Barton School we have fostered a close school community. Within the school we have an elected School Council; school houses and an elected Pupil Leadership Team. All these aspects contribute to the children having an active role and say in shaping what happens at their school.


The elected school council members meet once a fortnight, led by Miss Reynolds. They choose 3 charities to support each year and organise activities to raise awareness and money for these charities, which are active both within Great Britain and globally.


 Our Global Learning Programme also raises awareness of global issues and concerns. 


We have many links with our village community and include assemblies, concerts and performances, fetes and links with local businesses and professionals. We all benefit from many local people coming in to share their expertise, time and enthusiasm with the children.


In the summer term Year 6 take part in the Young Enterprise scheme in order to develop a business idea and take part in a competition to see who can raise the most money.


Keeping Healthy

Keeping Healthy is taken very seriously at Middle Barton Primary School as is shown by achieving the Healthy School Award.

We have healthy fruit and vegetable snacks at break time and milk for Acorn Class. A new initiative for 2016 has been the introduction of Fruity Friday when fruit smoothies can be bought at break time. This is run by the school council.

The  Life Education ‘Lifebus’ visits the school every 3 years.


PE is an important aspect of keeping healthy. In 2016-17 we set up a marathon challenge.  By the end of the year each child will have run or walked a marathon (equivalent to 78 laps of the field!)

 This was really successful with so many children gaining one or even two marathons over the course of the year.

 Keeping Safe

We have many initiatives at Middle Barton Primary School to help promote safety. This includes taking part in local and national  road safety campaigns, such as the Footsteps Programme and Brake -the national charity.  We also have a school crossing patrol officer who also comes and teaches and demonstrates to the youngest children.


There are many aspects of keeping safe in a modern world.  To meet these demands we also provide  an esafety programme for all ages as part of our ICT curriculum.


We have close links with the local community police officer who provide online awareness training  and ‘stranger danger’ talks.


Our school is also part of the Young Citizens Programme and IMPS for Year 6 pupils.


PREVENT  - The aim of ‘Prevent’ is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools. It is part of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST   

Sex and Relationships Education

The combined PSHE and Citizenship framework at Key Stages 1 and 2 is developed through four broad themes. These are:

  • developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of pupils’ abilities;

  • preparing to play an active role as citizens;

  • developing a healthier, safer lifestyle; and

  • developing good relationships and respecting differences between people.


At primary school level sex and relationship education should contribute to the foundation of PSHE and Citizenship by ensuring that all children:

  • develop confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships;

  • are able to name parts of the body and describe how their bodies work;

  • can protect themselves and ask for help and support; and

  • are prepared for puberty.


National Curriculum Science Key Stage 1

  1. b) that animals including humans, move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce

  2. a) to recognise and compare the main external parts of the bodies of humans f ) that humans and animals can produce offspring and these grow into adults

4. a) to recognise similarities and differences between themselves and others and treat others with sensitivity


Key Stage 2

  1. a) that the life processes common to humans and other animals include nutrition, growth and reproduction

  2. f) about the main stages of the human life cycle

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