Be Spirited

“We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already” – JK Rowling

At Wellfield, we believe that Be Spirited (PSHE)  is essential, encouraging learners to be happy and active individuals, family members and citizens of the world. By helping children to understand themselves and others, we seek to develop skills that will allow our students to be resilient and to thrive in their future lives. 

We want learners to be passionate about their health, future careers and relationships and to be confident and safe in all of their choices. Our curriculum is divided into three sensitively taught strands: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing.

By creating responsible and engaged citizens, we seek to ignite the power that is inside each and every one of our learners already.

In the academic year 2020-2021, there will be an emphasis on mental health and wellbeing post Covid-19. Many lessons throughout the Autumn term (and beyond) will sensitively cover these key themes:
feeling safe,
reconnecting friendships,
acknowledging challenges,
mental and physical health,
bouncing back and being resilient,
managing feelings,
looking forward and a sense of hope
Year 5

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


What makes a community?

What it means to be in a community

Our School Community

How can I help in my local community?

Values and customs of people living around the world.

British Values: Democracy, Mutual Respect and Tolerance

What does discrimination mean?

Actions can affect self and others

Racism, teasing and bullying


Differences and similarities

British Values: Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Managing Money

About the role of money

Ways of managing money

Images of money in the media: Instagram vs Reality

Healthy Choices

What is meant by a habit?

Drug Common to everyday life

Who helps us to stay healthy and safe - the emergency services






Healthy Choices Continued

RSE - Relationships and health:

Building good relationships


Keeping safe in relationships

Puberty for boys and girls

Puberty and hygiene

Difference and Diversity

Operation Encompass, British Values: Mutual Respect, Tolerance




Year 6

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


Mental Health

How can we have healthy mental health?

The importance of sleep. Mind over matter

Human Rights

What are human rights?

What are children's rights?

Why do we have laws and rules?

What are the British values?

Relationships and health

Building good relationships, making sense of relationships, puberty and reproduction, changes: tradition, loss and bereavement.

Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


Living in the Wider World

Aspirations and goals. My hopes for the future

Importance of Self esteem

The difference between wants and needs


Media users and e-safety

Ethical consumers

British Values: Individual Liberty

Living in the Wider World 2

What is budgeting and creating a personal budget

Savings, loans and interest

Financial products and financial transactions; what is affordable for me?

Financial responsibility

Relationships, Identity and Safety

What makes a family? Celebration of differences

Romance, love and new feelings; the teen relationship


Bullying or banter: What is acceptable?

How can we keep safe and positive relationships? Including online

Healthy Living and Responsibility

What is a healthy lifestyle?

Balanced diet

Reading food labels

Consequences of not having a healthy lifestyle

Energy drinks


Drugs and smoking

Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


My Goals, Emotions and Behaviour

Self confidence and short term/long term target setting


Behaviour to achieve


Prejudices, Values and Extremism

What is Radicalism?

Preventing radicalisation


British Values: Rule of Law and Tolerance

Careers and Finance

Income and expenditure

Tax and National insurance

How tax is spent


Careers: Entrepreneurship

Careers: Teamwork and communication

Sex, relationships and conflict



Image share danger; sexting

Male and female body image

Domestic conflict(Operation Encompass)




Looking after our health


Cancer awareness

First Aid

Personal Safety

Discrimination, Prejudice and Challenges

Stereotypes: Disability


Discrimination: teenagers

Online safety

Challenge of our environment

British Values: Tolerance and the Rule of Law