Year 5 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 5, children should be able to:

  • Recognise their own and other people’s personality traits, individual preferences and characteristics
  • Demonstrate speaking and listening skills
  • Demonstrate strategies for calmness
  • Demonstrate respectful interactions with others
  • Understand that sometimes non-verbal signals can be misinterpreted by others and develop strategies for dealing with this
  • Demonstrate speaking and listening skills
  • Know that it is OK to make mistakes
  • Know where to go for help
  • Identify ways of helping and supporting friends under pressure
  • Recognise peer influence