PSHE and SMSC are imperative at our school. At St Anne’s RC Primary School, we use PSHE and SMSC to teach children about citizenship, health and well-being, physical activity, mental and emotional health, drug education and relationships. The teaching of PSHE and SMSC has a vital role in helping to prepare our children for their futures and underpins our mission statement, ensuring that every child is given every chance to succeed.


How do we teach PSHE in our school?

Each half term we have a new ‘big question’ relating to PSHE. we explore this question and record our initial responses. We then use that question as the starting point for our learning… 

We then revisit it at then end of the half term and see how our views have changed and what we have learned… It’s always much more that we realise!

EYFS big questions

KS1-2 big questions


Children’s Mental Health Week 

We have been celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week! Looking after our children’s mental health is hugely important. There are lots of activities that you can take part in this week. Take a look at the Children’s Mental Health Week website here

There are lots of simple things parents and carers can do to help support children with their mental health and wellbeing. Get some amazing advice from the blog here.

Click here to find some fantastic resources for children of all ages.

Click here for some ideas on activities and resources for Primary school aged children.

Don’t forget to tweet or email us!

As part of the Change4Life campaign, Public Health England have created ‘Our Healthy Year’ Calendars, with lots of fun activities to try at home to keep you fit and healthy. 

EYFS/KS1 Calendar

KS2 Calendar


RSE Curriculum

New RSE curriculum – Information letter for parents (click here)

New RSE curriculum – Leaflet for parents (click here)


Road Safety

Now that the clocks have changed and the nights are becoming darker, it’s even more important to educate our children and young people about staying safe on the roads.

Below are some useful links to help you speak to your children about staying safe when walking and cycling around our area, particularly during these darker nights. 

Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents 

Safety First – Cycling at Night 

Road safety teaching resources for children 

Be Bright, Be Seen Poster 

If you have any questions, please see a member of staff and we will be happy to help in any way we can.