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Christ Church (Erith)

C of E Primary School

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PSHE (Personal, Social, Emotional, Health Economic Education) and Relationships Education

PSHE and Relationships Education Intent

At Christ Church, our intent is to deliver a PSHE and Relationships curriculum which develops learning, results in the acquisition of social skills, and enables children to access the wider curriculum in order to prepare them to be global citizens now, and in their future roles within a global community. Our children will develop a positive sense of self, and respect for others. We will provide activities and experiences for our children to develop positive relationships, learn how to manage their feelings and have confidence in their own abilities.


The PSHE and Relationships curriculum enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


PSHE and Relationships plays a vital part of primary education. It is taught discretely at least once and week, as well as making cross-curricular links and other areas of the curriculum. Additionally, teachers sometimes feel that it is necessary to teach aspects of the curriculum as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PHSE and Relationships is an important part of school worships were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.


Please click on the link below to view the DfE Statutory Guide.


Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education


There is also information available from the Church of England:


Church of England Relationships Education 

Spring Term 2022

Red Nose Day

The whole school raised money for Comic Relief on Friday 18th March. We came into school dressed as heroes, some of the children were superheroes, some of them were community heroes and some of them came into school dressed as somebody who inspires them. 


CRIBS Money Cap Course

Year 5 and year 6 took part in a money workshop which was run but CRIBS. In this workshop, they learnt about the importance of money and learnt about interest, loans, debts and tax. 


Examples of work

Key stage 1




Key Stage 2





Autumn Term 2021

InCommon Project 

Some children from Salisbury class have taken part in the InCommon programme. The programme helps primary schools build links with some of the older people in their local community. They had a visit from the one of the people who runs runs the programme to explain the aims and the activities that will be completed throughout the year.  


Children in Need

The whole school raised money for Children in Need on Friday 19th November 2021 by wearing spotty clothes to school. 



Growing against Violence: Friends verses Friendly

Year 6 took part in a workshop, where they learnt how to keep themselves safe by helping them to recognise the difference between someone who is a genuine friend and someone who is not. They also learnt about what a gang is and how they work. 




Autumn Term 2020

In the Autumn term, some children from Leicester class took part in the Incommon programme. The programme helps primary schools build links with some of the older people in their local community. The programme creates experiences for children to develop their social and emotional learning, it reduces isolation and helps to keep older people connected to their communities in later life. Usually, the children would visit a retirement home and spend time in person with the older people completing activities and talking to each other but, unfortunately, this year couldn't quite happen in the same way. So, to stay connected, the children wrote postcards to the people who live in the retirement homes and designed a winter themed bookmark for them too. Then the older people wrote postcards back to the children.