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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

PSHE - HeartSmart

PSHE - HeartSmart at Archbishop Cranmer CE Primary Academy


PSHE teaching at Archbishop Cranmer follows the ‘HeartSmart’ scheme alongside ‘Christopher Winters’ scheme for SRE. Our aim is to equip our pupils with a healthy internal dialogue and resilient approach to life through high-quality learning opportunities which link closely to our school values and church-school ethos. Through following HeartSmart, pupils engage in learning experiences told through stories to build healthy thinking, covering topics such as self-love, relationships with others, emotions, truthfulness and resilience.


HeartSmart is a creative new approach that many primary schools use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children. It equips them with foundational principles and skills that will improve their mental health, relationships and academic achievement.

As a school we recognise the value of educating the heart alongside educating the mind and HeartSmart is a great tool to do just that.

There are some fun phrases that are part of the program and I’m sure you’ll start hearing them in your home as well. They’re called the HeartSmart High Five and here’s a brief overview:



You may also hear about Boris the Robot. He's made from bits and bobs of recycled rubbish and plays an important role in HeartSmart. We follow his story of learning not to listen to the Scrapman's voice (who says he belongs on the scrapheap!). There's a book that we read and reference to (depending on year group) and if you wanted you could get a copy for your home.

To find out more, please visit:


Parent Hello from HeartSmart

This film is a quick introduction to parents, introducing them to the HeartSmart PSHE curriculum.


HeartSmart Creative!


HeartSmart Creative offers videos and activities which enable parents and carers to get involved in their child's learning at home! Click on the links below to access the resources:


Get HEARTSMART (Autumn Term 1)

Families can look at how our hearts are affected by the choices we make and what it means to make HEARTSMART decisions.


Don't Forget to Let Love in! (Autumn Term 2)

Families can explore the importance of self-compassion and the value of loving themselves and being loved.


Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy! (Spring Term 1)

Families can learn more about how to grow in empathy with practical examples of how to show love to others.


Don't Rub it in, Rub it Out! (Spring Term 2)

Families can explore what it means to forgive and the impact it has upon our hearts.


Fake is a Mistake! (Summer Term 1)

Families can look at the value of truth and it's role in building healthy relationships.


'No Way Through' isn't True! (Summer Term 2)

Families can learn how to develop a resilient mindset that equips them as they face challenges or difficulties.


PSHE in action