Castle Bromwich

Infant and Nursery School

Reach for the Stars

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Intent - Our PSHE curriculum is designed to enable all children to be independent, to value and respect themselves and others, to build healthy relationships, and prepare them for life. We encourage our children to think for themselves and ask questions in order to grow their confidence and allow them to apply their learning to everyday life situations. We feel it is crucial for children to be independent, empathetic and be able to work as part of a team in order to contribute to society and use their knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions. Central to this is being able to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Curriculum Drivers

Big ideas


  • Learning for Life
  • Learning together; Making connections
  • Learning and Living Healthily
  • Learnning and Living in our Community and the Wider World
  • Ask questions
  • Work as part of a team
  • Show empathy and understanding for others.
  • Make safe and healthy choices.
  • Progression of skills and knowledge
  • Builds on, embeds and deepens prior learning


Implementation – We implement this by following the JIGSAW scheme of work that builds upon prior learning while revisiting skills and meeting the needs of the children in our school. Children learn to become independent, respectful, safe and healthy through: play and exploration; discussion and talk with peers and knowledgeable adults; studying real life situations and examples; quality first teaching; relevant stories and scenarios and time to be mindful. Crucial to this is a rich learning environment that encourages children to use and apply their skills in everyday situations.


Support and challenge

Retaining knowledge

  • Modelling through clear presentation of subject matter
  • Responsive and adaptive to the needs of children
  • Assessment for learning throughout
  • Promoting independence through learning and play
  • Impactful questioning that promotes deeper thinking and talk
  • Promoting the use of everyday language, the language of learning e.g. compare, question etc…
  • Developmentally appropriate approaches that lead to high levels of engagement and motivation.
  • Scaffolding through resources, peer support and adult interaction
  • Addressing errors at the point of misconception
  • Delving deeper through questioning, both adult led and child led
  • Use feedback, learning conversations, play partnering to reinforce and extend learning
  • Sequential mapping and skills progression that revisits and reinforces taught content
  • Learning environment that reinforces taught knoweldge and encourages application to new learning with continuous provision inviting children to apply their skills as part of their play and exploration
  • Apply skills and knowledge into new contexts by making links to previous learning


Impact – Our PSHE curriculum leads to good progress across the school. At the end of EYFS children are more confident in expressing themselves and can articulate how they feel and demonstrate healthy choices. At the end of KS1, children build on the skills and knowledge acquired in EYFS and show understanding towards others, use the correct vocabulary when discussing their health and well-being and can independently make behaviour choices.