What are we aiming for?

At Yardley Primary school we teach Personal, Social, Health and Economic (P.S.H.E.) education using the Kapow scheme of learning. This aims to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society. Kapow Primary’s P.S.H.E. scheme covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirement of the National curriculum (2014) that schools ‘should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).’

Children’s learning through this scheme will significantly contribute to their personal development as set out in the Ofsted Inspection Framework and promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty. Quality PSHE teaching is an important element in helping us carry out our duty of care with regards to safeguarding. Our curriculum introduces and revisits ideas of personal boundaries, consent and communicating our boundaries with others. This prepares pupils for the challenges and responsibilities they will face in the future.

How do we achieve this?

The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach that consists of three areas of learning in E.Y.F.S. (Reception) (to match the EYFS Personal, social and emotional development prime area) and five areas of learning across Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6). 

E.Y.F.S. (Reception)

Key stage 1 and 2 (Years 1-6): 

Each area is revisited to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme. The lessons are based upon the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education (R.H.E.), but where our lessons go beyond these requirements (primarily in the Citizenship and Economic wellbeing areas) they refer to the P.S.H.E. Association Programme of Study which is recommended by the DfE. 

The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the lessons.

What does success look like?

Each lesson within Kapow Primary’s scheme features assessment guidance, helping teachers to identify whether pupils have met, exceeded, or failed to meet the desired learning intentions for that lesson. Once taught the full scheme, children will have met the objectives set out within the Relationships and Health Education (R.H.E.) statutory guidance and can utilise their learning within their daily lives, from dealing with friendship issues to resilience to making healthy choices and knowing where and how to get help when needed.

Progression of Knowledge and Skills

The progression of skills and knowledge gives an overview of the skills and knowledge covered in each year group and strand across the units of lessons.

Families and Relationships - Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf
Health and Wellbeing - Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf
Safety and the Changing Body - Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf
Citizenship - Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf
Economic Wellbeing - Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf
Identity - Progression of Skills and Knowledge.pdf

If you require any further information about this curriculum area or any other, please do not hesitate to contact us.