The aim of the RSE and Health Education 2020 curriculum is to put in place the key building blocks to healthy relationships, good mental health and healthy, active lives.
RSE and Health Education compliments many National Curriculum subjects and schools should look for opportunities to find links between subjects and integrate teaching where appropriate. A whole school approach to wellbeing and health should also be taken into account when teaching RSE and Health Education.
In order to support this cross-curricular and whole school approach, The British Nutrition Foundation has mapped the elements of the new RSE and Health Education curriculum that relate to food and nutrition (Physical health and mental wellbeing: healthy eating, Physical health and fitness, and Health and prevention) against the D&T Cooking and nutrition and Science national curricula as well as the Core Competences for children and young people.
The mapping documents for KS1 – 4 can be found here:
The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sport and activities and lead healthy, active lives.
Please note that there are other strands to the statutory guidance that must be considered alongside Physical health and mental wellbeing to ensure that the curriculum is covered fully.
A webinar recording and presentation on developing schemes of work and lesson planning can be found here: