PSHE Intent

Our personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum aims to assist children to prepare for adult life by supporting them through their physical, emotional and moral development and helping them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships.  It enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.

We also aim to develop children who are reflective individuals and who have a strong awareness of their own wellbeing as well as an awareness of, and respect for, others.

Children will be able to communicate and manage their thoughts and feelings

Children will develop the attributes needed to thrive as individuals, family members, members of society and the global community.

PSHE Implementation

Alongside the Personal, Social and Health curriculum (PSHE), we also teach Relationships and Sex education (RSE), through Jigsaw, a mindful approach to PSHE and RSE.

Jigsaw is divided in to 6 strands and each strand is taught once a year. It is a progressive scheme, with each unit being built upon year after year, so that the children become very familiar with the main topic strands and format of each lesson. As children develop in age, so to does the content of what they learn. All lessons are delivered by the class teacher, in a calm manner, with children free to ask questions and discuss the topic openly with their peers and friends.

Through Jigsaw we aim to provide and prepare our children for the ever changing world around them. Our children are provided with opportunities to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally, physically and socially, whilst gaining skills to help them navigate the many spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

They also learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Lessons involve class discussions, group activities and own time to reflect. Evidence is completed in PSHE books and displays.

In addition, there are other opportunities where children are involved in PSHE activities outside the discrete lesson e.g. assemblies, cross curricular work in subjects such as RE or Geography as well as other wider opportunities such as School Council (Years 3-6); working with partner classes and Leadership roles.

Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies make links to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.

We will support all children as appropriate so that everyone can access the curriculum.

All staff will use assessment for learning to ensure lessons are relevant and to plan for next steps. Thrive assessments will be completed to identify the needs of individuals and whole classes and activities planned to support areas identified.  

PSHE Impact

Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty.

Children are caring, respectful and confident individuals who are prepared for the next step in their journey and into the future.

Children demonstrate the skills of being a good citizen both in their local environment and globally.

Children will demonstrate a positive approach to learning and will achieve age related expectations across the curriculum.

Teachers use assessment for learning and Thrive assessments to monitor progress and to assess the impact of our lessons and Thrive programme.

Pupil surveys and School Council meetings seek the pupil voice and provide evidence of pupil’s knowledge and understanding about a range of topics including E-Safety, bullying.

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