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PSHE and RSE Curriculum

We use the 'Dot Com Digital' framework to help us deliver a rich PSHE curriculum including the themes below.

We teach children about 'uh-oh' signs so that they recognise when they feel uncomfortable, scared or worried.

We teach children to tell a 'trusted adult' when they feel their 'uh-oh feelings'.

Our 'uh-oh' signs

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PSHE Curriculum 


Personal, Social,  Health and Economic education (PSHE) at Noak Bridge Primary school is an important and necessary part of children’s education. Our PSHE provision is based on three core pillars; wellbeing, health and relationships, and provides a framework which supports pupils to make ‘sound’ decisions, build resilience and develop appropriate responses.

We follow the 'Dot Com digital' programme which focuses on providing strategies to develop safe behaviours in an ever changing world.


Statutory elements of the Relationships and Health education:

  • families and people who care for me
  • caring relationships
  • respectful relationships
  • online relationships
  • being safe


Our PSHE curriculum builds on the statutory elements of the Relationships and Health education and covers:

  • mental wellbeing
  • internet safety and harms
  • physical health and fitness
  • healthy eating
  • drugs, alcohol and tobacco (taught within the Science curriculum)
  • health and prevention
  • basic first aid
  • changing adolescent body (taught within the Science curriculum Year 5)


The Dot Com Digital programme also covers (at an age appropriate level):

  • County lines
  • Emergency services
  • Grooming
  • Knife crime
  • Hate crime
  • Safe decisions


We intend for our curriculum to be accessible to all children and they will be taught in a safe atmosphere where they can express their feelings and explore sensitive issues. Children will develop the skills to empathise with others and develop their own identity, values and beliefs and to further consolidate our school ethos and values.


We teach PSHE every term, this may be condensed into or covered in one half term, through discreet lessons using the Dot Com Digital programme which is an online tool and resource which helps give children the knowledge, skills and confidence to support them against current and emerging threats. Difficult scenarios are presented to the children using central characters which change as the children progress through the school. This allows children to explore, understand and discuss any potential risks which they could encounter in their lives. Resources and activities can be completed online or offline. Each time a child logs into their account they can complete a feelings capture log and this is stored in their e-Journal which teachers also have access too.


Additionally, pupils can request a moment (Dot minute) with their teacher to discuss a concern or worry.


* The online programme’s content meets statutory guidance for England with regards to RSE Framework (2020).


* The Dot minute does not supersede our safeguarding protocols.


We may further consolidate elements of the curriculum through assemblies and awareness days.


Created with children, safeguarding leads, Essex Police and the National Police Chief Council Lead for Internet Intelligence and Investigations,

Dot Com Digital will keep up to date with current trends and issues reported by children and the police.


At Noak Bridge, we teach the relationship aspect of RSE but not sex education. Pupils in Year 5 receive stand-alone puberty sessions delivered by the class teacher (preparing boys and girls for the changes that adolescence brings). The life cycle is also covered through the Animals including humans’ topic in our Science curriculum. 


Primary sex education will focus on: 

  • Preparing boys and girls for the changes that adolescence brings