We believe a collaborative culture is fundamental in enabling children to develop personally and emotionally, and as young citizens. As a school we offer pupils the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Our planned programme of PSHE education helps pupils to develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals and members of society.

Our aim is to help pupils build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accept difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate effectively in a variety of settings.

Citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. We aim to nurture pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Pupils should be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It should also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.

The school’s PSHE curriculum is delivered using a cross-curricular approach wherever possible. A wide range of active learning techniques may be used. However, some elements such as, drugs education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle are often taught as a discrete subject.

Our themes for each half term are as follows:

  • Me and my future
  • Being an active citizen
  • Keeping myself safe
  • My healthy lifestyle
  • Me and my relationships
  • Moving on

The subject Leader for PHSE is Mrs Lucy Lancaster.

Please click here for our PSHE policy

 

 Foundation Stage
Personal, Social & EmotionalSelf- confidence, respect and social skills – role play
Attention & persistence skills
Knowledge & Understanding of the worldRecycling  – school waste scheme SWAC
Road Safety, Police, Doctors and Nurses
Stranger Danger
Language & CommunicationListening, communication – verbal and physical – extending vocabulary. Using modern technology.
Physical developmentFruit snacks, healthy eating
Regular exercise – outdoor play & PE
Creative DevelopmentSharing thoughts, feelings and ideas
Imagination – art, DT
 Class 2
LiteracyVerbal development, self expression, drama & hot seating, Reading: builds independence – fiction to stimulate imagination: non-fiction to develop knowledge
Creative writing: descriptive for imagination, sensitivity
Collective worshipMessages about caring for and loving others, rules and their importance, respect
REJesus’ love & care. Respect and awareness of other peoples and their cultures (Judaism and Hinduism – 2 yr cycle).   Death – pets or family
History/GeographyFlorence Nightingale, war, people who help us, strangers
People in other countries (Sri Lanka especially) and charity work
Art/DTSensitive responses to colour, self-expression
Collaboration on group projects
Circle timePersonal issues: bullying, sadness, support – school, family, friends, sharing, what makes us happy, SEAL
PEDance gymnastics, sports’ skills, keeping fit and healthy
ScienceGood health – ‘5 a day’ , looking after teeth, drinking water, washing hands
Life cycles of animals, looking after pets
 Class 3
LiteracyWide range of texts for developing discussion, questioning skills
Reading: builds independence – fiction to stimulate imagination: non-fiction to develop knowledge and ability to use facts to reason
Writing: reports, creative for self-expression with development of descriptive vocabulary
Collective worshipMessages on Christian morals, values, ethics, caring for and loving others
Rules and their importance, respect, courtesy for adults and other children
Important people: Jesus, Moses, Paul and saints such as St Teresa of Calcutta and those who have shaped society eg William Wilberforce
Self-confidence and self-worth: SEAL
REJesus’ love & care. Respect and awareness of other peoples and their cultures (Judaism and Islam- 2 yr cycle).   Death – pets or family
Christian calendar: Lent & the importance of saying sorry, Easter & new life, Baptism & welcoming people
History/GeographyEgypt – slavery – rights and wrongs
Local environment – our responsibilities & building a community for the future including recycling, improvements eg playground for the community, citizenship
Art/DTPersonal expression through painting, drawing, textiles, working with clay etc
Collaborative work on designs & making projects eg pneumatic moving monster. Team building
Circle timePersonal issues: bullying, sadness, support , sharing of problems, SEAL
Suggesting solutions: friends with someone at playtimes who is alone, Buddies
PEDance – listening & reacting (self expression through movement), gymnastics (agility and flexibility of muscles), athletics (strength and speed), football, netball, rugby (team games which improve co-ordination)
Messages: join extra-curricular activities & watch less TV/ play less on PC
ScienceGood health –benefits of ‘5 a day’ ,small amounts of sugar and fat, and the need for growth foods such as fish, meat and bread, pasta for energy. Drink water often Exercise.
Looking after teeth: visiting the dentist, brushing teeth, avoiding sugary foods
Personal hygiene: washing hands, using a handkerchief, keeping clean
Life cycles and habitats of animals: don’t destroy species to keep the balance, looking after pets
 Class 4
LiteracyAble to discuss, question, debate a point of view. Use supervised Internet access to gain facts and inform opinion
Read wide variety of fiction (imaginative development) and non-fiction re emotions, death & bereavement, drugs & medicines, effects of smoking
Writing: debates, arguments, reports, accounts
Collective worshipMessages on Christian morals, values, ethics, caring for and loving others
Rules and their importance, respect, courtesy for adults and other children
Self-confidence and self-worth: SEAL
Drama to illustrate point, hot seating eg dealing with anger, peer pressure
RELove & care. Respect and awareness of other peoples, cultures & traditions (Judaism and Islam- 2 yr cycle).   Death – pets or family
Christian calendar: Lent & the importance of saying sorry, Easter & new life, Baptism & welcoming people, Christmas & the birth of Jesus
Personal decisions & commitment: confirmation
History/GeographyWar: issues – right or wrong? Second World War
Victorians – working poor children, lack of girls’ education, inequality
Greeks – slaves, oligarchy/democracy – advantages/disadvantages
Environmental issues: pollution, erosion, recycling and preserving
Art/DTCreativity, personal expression, observation, reflection through painting, pastels, drawing in charcoal, textiles including silk printing, clay & modroc sculpting
Collaborative work on projects, evaluation & use of feedback to improve
Circle timePersonal issues: bullying, sadness, support , sharing of problems, discussion & finding solutions. Setting examples. SEAL
Dealing with anger, self-expression, peer pressure
Leading School Council, being Buddies
PESport – rounders, cricket, rugby, netball, orienteering – develop team work and personal co-ordination/skills
Keeping fit, dance (self expression), athletics (strength), gymnastics (suppleness, balance & agility)
ScienceGood health –balanced diet, drinking water, looking after teeth, making informed healthy food choices.  Exercise.
Sex education/puberty, drugs, smoking, heart disease, asthma, stress
Life cycles: human, animal, plant
Habitats – preserve to allow food chains to be maintained: eco-systems and human pollution/intervention  – personal and global responsibility (citizenship)