“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

John 13:34

PSHE Intent Statement

At Our Lady of Lourdes School we recognise that all our children are unique individuals. We believe that a PSHE curriculum should help to develop the attributes and qualities our children need to thrive as individuals in society. Through PSHE, we also develop the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of our children. Our PSHE curriculum develops skills that we hope will enable them to 'live life to the full'.

We ensure PSHE is relevant by linking activities to pupils’ interests, establishing real contexts for their learning, and building upon their knowledge and skills in other subjects.  

We give children the opportunity to talk about their ideas and value their contributions. 

We teach the children the knowledge and skills needed so they can evolve their Personal, Social, Health and Emotional development in line with their age.  We teach emotional literacy and develop the vocabulary they need to be able to speak about their own personal, social. emotional and mental health.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Intent Statement

A rich RSE curriculum builds upon the prior experiences of our children and their curiosity about the world around them. Through our RSE curriculum, we want our children to develop the skills to make and maintain positive relationships with others. Additionally, we want them to learn and appreciate the wonder of human growth, change and reproduction. Through our RSE curriculum, we aim to develop in our children high self-esteem and instil respect for themselves and others. Underpinning our curriculum is the knowledge of God’s great love for us and our own uniqueness.

At Our Lady of Lourdes, we use the HeartSmart scheme and A Journey in Love (the Diocesan recommended scheme) to teach PSHE and RSE. Both schemes are structured and engaging approaches to teaching PSHE and RSE that our children enjoy. We want every child to know that they are unique individuals who are loved, cared for and valued. HeartSmart and A Journey in Love help us to do this.

HeartSmart helps us to fulfil the statutory guidance that states children should know about:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe


Below is the whole school HeartSmart overview, the progression documents for HeartSmart for each year group and the overviews for A Journey in Love  for each year group.

HeartSmart progression documents:

 Year 1 2020.pdfDownload
 Year 2 2020.pdfDownload
 Year 3 2020.pdfDownload
 Year 4 2020.pdfDownload
 Year 5 2020.pdfDownload
 Year 6 2020.pdfDownload
 _EYFS - Rec_F2 Overview Grid 2019 Church.pdfDownload
 _EYFS Nurs_F1 - Overview Grid 2019_Church.pdfDownload
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A Journey in Love overviews: 

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