PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
Our PSHE curriculum includes Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education and Living in the Wider World.
|Core Theme 1 Health and Wellbeing||Core Theme 2 Relationships and Sex Education||Core Theme 3 Living in the Wider World|
|Healthy Lifestyles (physical wellbeing)||Families and positive close relationships||Shared responsibilities|
|Ourselves, growing and changing||Managing hurtful behaviour and bullying||Media literacy and digital resilience|
|Keeping Safe||Safe relationships||Economic wellbeing- money|
|Drugs, alcohol and tobacco||Respecting self and others||Economic wellbeing- aspirations, work, career|
Developing children’s personal and social skills, understanding of relationships and ensuring their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is central to our ethos as a school. We teach the PSHE curriculum in a variety of ways including:
Rights and Responsibilities – These are central to our ethos and code of conduct for children throughout our school. The concept of taking responsibility and being part of a team and community, making our school a lovely place to be is central to life at our school. Our Rights and Responsibilities are emphasised frequently in all areas of school life and children see the consequences of their behaviours and understand why taking responsibility is so important in ensuring that everyone’s needs are met.
Whole school assembly themes – these are reinforced in assemblies in the hall and in class throughout the week. They cover themes such as: honesty, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, anti-bullying, wisdom, friendship, achieving our goals, taking risks, perseverance, independence, British Values, being inspired, caring for our planet, various religious festivals, etc.
PSHE sessions is class – these may take the form of games, circle time, discussions or debates or may cover specific aspects such as road safety including sessions from the police and fire brigade, school nurse, cycle safety, dental health or the world of work. They may be taught through a Philosophy for Children approach when the focus is a broad theme that lends itself to exploration.
Life Education Bus – all children have a half-day session on the Life Education Bus each year. Children learn about relationships, medicines and drugs, keeping their bodies healthy and dealing with peer pressure in fun interactive sessions on the bus.
Our PSHE curriculum is taught in a structured way but it also underpins everything we do and much of our PSHE work is incidental and conveyed in the many conversations and lessons we do with the children each and every day. Fundamental to our school ethos is the way in which the children interact with each other and the values and skills that they develop for themselves so these are woven through all aspects of school life and reinforced by all adults in school.
SEND: For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, we ensure that all teaching and learning is inclusive and that children are supported wherever necessary with resources, teaching assistant or teacher support and additional input if required.
We use the SCARF resources linked with the Lancashire Life Education Bus as the basis for our PSHE curriculum. Because we have mixed age classes from Y1-6, we follow the year groups’ programme in alternating years:
In Year A (linked with Year A for all curriculum areas) we follow Y1,3 and 5 from SCARF.
In Year B we follow Y2,4 and 6 from SCARF to ensure full coverage for all children.
We also recognise, however, that PSHE learning must be responsive to the specific needs of individual and groups of children so we also use our PSHE lessons to address themes and issues most pertinent to our children within the broad themes:
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2|
|Relationships Me and My Relationships||Living in the Wider World Rules, Rights and Responsibilities|
|SCARF lessons: Feelings, secrets, safeguarding, bullying, friendships, conflict, healthy relationships||SCARF lessons: R&R, money, caring for the environment, understanding the world and issues, first aid|
|Assemblies throughout the year (this term): friendships, words and how you use them, somebody else’s shoes, bullying, resolving conflict, feelings, communication, cooperation, honesty.||Assemblies throughout the year (this term): rights and responsibilities, caring for the environment, heroes, people who make a difference, courage, British Values, people who look after us, belonging, people with disabilities, racial discrimination, different faiths.|
|Curriculum: Kidsafe, teamwork, P4C, Life Ed Bus||Curriculum: Money awareness, enterprise, first aid, P4C|
|Spring 1||Spring 2|
|Health and Wellbeing Being My Best||Health and Wellbeing Keeping Myself Safe|
|SCARF lessons: Growth mindset, goals for the future, perseverance, risk taking, creativity, keeping healthy, healthy lifestyles, hygiene||SCARF lessons: Kidsafe, road safety, water safety, cycle safety, drugs awareness, e-safety|
|Assemblies throughout the year (this term): Growth mindset, goal setting, risk taking, perseverance, independence, decision maker, resilience, creativity, healthy lifestyles, courage, honesty and wisdom.||Assemblies throughout the year (this term): safer internet, water safety, road safety, keeping myself safe, Life Ed. Bus.|
|Curriculum: reference to Planet Inspiration, general ethos, science – healthy lifestyle, PE – healthy lifestyle. Goal setting, Life Ed Bus||Curriculum: Bikeability, e-safety lessons in ICT, road safety programme, personal life-saving, water safety|
|Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Relationships Valuing Difference||Health and Wellbeing Growing and Changing|
|SCARF lessons: Tolerance and diversity, global issues, disability awareness, British Values, citizenship||SCARF LESSONS: RSE, changing bodies and emotions, independence, taking responsibility|
|Assemblies throughout the year (this term): British Values, diversity, respecting others’ differences, multi-cultural celebrations, disability awareness, fair trade, anti-racism.||Assemblies throughout the year (this term): Independence, taking responsibility, moving on.|
|Curriculum: British values, global awareness, P4C, citizenship, democracy, Parliament visit.||Curriculum: changes, puberty/RSE, Life Ed Bus|
We use the SCARF knowledge and skills progression documents to check and assess progress within each of the 6 areas. We teach PSHE on a 2 year rolling programme to cover both year groups’ content for each class. We assess PSHE against end points at the end of each half term and use continual assessment to inform teaching.