PHSE and RSE

At Croft Church of England Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables pupils to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually.

Our PSHE curriculum equips pupils with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.

With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide pupils with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.

The Relationships, Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) aspects of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) are now compulsory within all schools.

RSHE covers broad areas of particular relevance and concern to children and young people today – mental health and wellbeing, physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid) and learning about safe, healthy relationships, including understanding consent and negotiating life online.

These new statutory requirements do not extend to sex education at KS1 and 2 (beyond the biological/reproductive aspects schools are already required to cover in science).

Parents of UKS2 pupils will have the right to withdraw their child from sex education but not from statutory Relationships Education or Health Education.

Please click here for our PSHE policy

Please click here for our PSHE Long Term Map

Cross-curricular links for PHSE.

 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 worship
Class worship
Messages 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 and charity work
Art/DTSensitive responses to colour, self-expression
Collaboration on group projects
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 worship
Class worship
Messages 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
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 worship
Class worship
Messages 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
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)

The subject Leader for RSE is Mrs Lucy Lancaster.

Please click here for RSE Policy

Please click here for Links to RSE across the curriculum