Home Page


Life Lessons 

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Relationships Education

Health Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development



At Birkdale Primary, we aim to ensure that our children spend their time in school experiencing a whole range of exciting and engaging curriculum lessons that continually ignite a love of learning for all subjects.


Our Life Lessons were created as a way to ensure that the children are also developing the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical choices, opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.

By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our Life Lessons can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and ensure that children are equipped with the skills and information they need to keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally.


Life Lessons here at Birkdale Primary focus on the recommended outcomes for children as set out in the following government guidance:

  • The PSHE Curriculum (2020)
  • Relationships Education (2020)
  • Health Education (2020)
  • An understanding of, and tolerance for, Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural awareness (SMSC) - (2014)
  • An understanding of British Values in modern Britain - (2014)


In order to achieve this throughout school, we have created a programme that is split into 6 themed areas:


* Good to be Me!

* Being Healthy

*Working Together

*Good Relationships

*Global Neighbours

*The Future is Bright


Below is an overview of each theme, which will give you an idea of what is covered from Reception to Year 6. If you would ever like any additional information about a theme or a particular lesson, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Sinnott - we are always happy to discuss our curriculum content and the rationale behind it!


In addition to this, each year you will be given the opportunity to help us review our RHSE policy (found on the school policies page of this website) and the Life Lessons overview to ensure you are aware of your child's lesson content for the year as well as give you the opportunity to contribute ideas to enhance our curriculum for this subject.


Please do contact us if you are a school and wish to use our scheme. Thank you.



Whole School Theme Overviews