Year 4 PSHE

PSHE is a non-statutory subject. At Gayton, we tailor our PSHE programme to reflect the needs of our pupils: the programme aims to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. The programme incorporates the DfE non-compulsory Citizenship programme of study and also the Relationships and Health Education framework that was made compulsory in 2021.


By the end of Year 4, children should be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they can work in a pair and a small group
  • Demonstrate active listening skills
  • Speak in front of others
  • Negotiate in small groups
  • Coming to a ‘consensus’
  • Recognise simple body language
  • Understand verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Demonstrate that they know the process for decision making
  • Explore factors which influence choosing
  • Recognise the influences over choice and decisions; both internal and external