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. Relationships Education is compulsory in all primary schools and Relationships Education and Sex Education is compulsory in all secondary schools. Health Education is compulsory in all state-funded schools.
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, BNF 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 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.
It is also important to note that the guidance states that secondary schools should continue to develop knowledge on topics specified for primary as required and in addition cover the specified secondary content.
About this document
- Maps the healthy eating and nutrition aspects of RSE and Health Education against the D&T: Cooking and nutrition and Science National Curricula, as well as the Core Competences for children and young people.
- Provides links to activities, resources and support on the Food – a fact of life website.
- Progression is mapped for each statement, from Key Stage 1 to 4.
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