Year 6 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 6, children should be able to:

  • Recognise challenging behaviours and the negative effects these can have on relationships
  • Know that different people react in different ways when working in a group
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of group dynamics
  • Consider how they respond to challenging circumstances, e.g. conflict and violence
  • Recognise the importance of skills and how different people bring different skills to tasks
  • Demonstrate negotiation and compromise
  • Recognise more complex body language and non-verbal signals
  • Further understand the skill of being assertive
  • Speak using the assertive ‘I’
  • Say ‘no’ and mean it
  • Know the process for making a decision
  • Demonstrate the use of the process
  • Recognise choices and decisions they will have to make in the future
  • Understand ways in which peer influence can have positive and negative outcomes
  • Develop strategies for resisting negative peer influence