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Year 1 PSHEE

Autumn Term

What is the same and different about us? 

  • what do you like/dislike and are good at 
  • what makes you special and how everyone has different strengths 
  • how our personal features or qualities are unique to each individual
  • how are you similar or different to others, and what do we all have in common 
  • use the correct names for the main parts of the body, including external genitalia; and that parts of bodies covered with underwear are private 


Who is special to us? 

  • that family is one of the groups you belong to, as well as, for example, school, friends, clubs 
  • about the different people in your family / those that love and care for us 
  • what do our family members, or people that are special to us, do to make us feel loved and cared for 
  • how families are all different but share common features – what is the same and different about them 
  • about different features of family life, including what families do / enjoy together 
  • that it is important to tell someone (such as their teacher) if something about their family makes them feel unhappy or worried

Spring Term

What helps us stay healthy?

  • what being healthy means and who helps help us to stay healthy (e.g. parent, dentist, doctor) 
  • that things people put into or onto their bodies can affect how they feel 
  • how medicines (including vaccinations and immunisations) can help people stay healthy and that some people need to take medicines every day to stay healthy
  • why hygiene is important and how simple hygiene routines can stop germs from being passed on 
  • what we can do to take care of themselves on a daily basis, e.g. brushing teeth and hair, hand washing


What can we do with money? 

  • what money is - that money comes in different forms 
  • how money is obtained (e.g. earned, won, borrowed, presents) 
  • how people make choices about what to do with money, including spending and saving 
  • the difference between needs and wants - that people may not always be able to have the things they want 
  • how to keep money safe and the different ways of doing 

Summer Term

Who helps keep us safe? 

  • that people have different roles in the community to help you (and others) keep safe - the jobs they do and how they help people 
  • who can help you in different places and situations; how to attract someone’s attention or ask for help; what to say 
  • how to respond safely to adults you don’t know 
  • what to do if you feel unsafe or worried for themselves or others; and the importance of keeping on asking for support until you are heard 
  • how to get help if there is an accident and someone is hurt, including how to dial 999 in an emergency and what to say


How can we look after each other and the world? 

  • how kind and unkind behaviour can affect others; how to be polite and courteous; how to play and work co-operatively 
  • the responsibilities you have in and out of the classroom 
  • how people and animals need to be looked after and cared for 
  • what can harm the local and global environment; how you and others can help care for it 
  • how people grow and change and how people’s needs change as they grow from young to old 
  • how to manage change when moving to a new class/year group