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PSHE

Intent:

Our PSHE curriculum aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. It enables the children to learn about and understand the world that they live in so that they can flourish and reach their potential. Children are encouraged to celebrate diversity, respect and value of others in all communities and within their school environment and to be polite and helpful members of the community. Within PSHE, we encourage children to build their knowledge, skills, confidence and independence to enable them to be successful citizens in their future world and to make safe and informed decisions. We foster and develop each child’s unique potential within a secure and caring environment, encouraging them to feel confident and able to share their views. Children are offered rich and vibrant opportunities within PSHE which draw upon meaningful real-life experiences and take into account the individual experiences of the children. Through our PSHE curriculum, we enable children to develop local, national and global awareness in preparation for their role as citizens in their future learning and work environments.

 

Implementation:

Our Long Term PSHE curriculum is divided into separate units of work that is set out termly. Within each year group, there are units of work linked to citizenship, relationships, healthy living, celebrating difference, E-safety, keeping safe, wellbeing and dreams and goals. Aspects of Sex and Relationship Education and Drugs Education are included in the long term plan. Many of the units are taught following the ‘Jigsaw’ PSHE scheme of work, in which units are repeated in every year group to ensure activities and content are delivered at an age appropriate level and are progressive throughout the Key Stage Two curriculum. Weekly school assemblies contribute to the PSHE curriculum and links are made within other subject areas including computing (E safety) and Religious Education. Alongside this, there is a set of school values that are displayed and encouraged within every classroom and across the school. Head Teacher awards are linked to these values. The school actively promotes British Values and these are displayed within classrooms. Individual PSHE lessons are planned with consideration to the specific needs of the children in the class, their personal experiences and their responses within lessons. Work is differentiated to meet the needs of the children and lessons are adapted in response to children’s needs and responses during lessons. Sensitive units of work (for example ‘death’) are planned with extra consideration for the specific needs of the children in the class and extra provision is given for any children who may need more support within these lessons. The PSHE curriculum is enriched through varied and interesting activities that include discussion, role play, debates, written and creative tasks. The PSHE curriculum is enhanced through some visitor led sessions. The school actively supports special days and weeks throughout the year such as ‘Mental Health Awareness’ day, ‘anti-bullying’ week and charity events.

 

Impact:

Every child in the school has a ‘Jigsaw Journal’ in which work is sometimes presented during lessons. These books go with the children as they move from one year group to the next. During some lessons, the content is more discussion, so may not result in any recording in the book. Evidence of children working may also take the form of videos and photographs. Formative assessment is made during PSHE lessons to ensure lessons are planned appropriately and adapted where necessary to meet individual needs and responses. Any worries or concerns from a child’s responses during the lesson are passed onto relevant members of staff. Members of staff may need to speak to a parent or carer as a result of a PSHE session. Within school, children are rewarded with coloured pebbles when they show one of the school values for that term / year, which are placed in a school jar to earn a treat. Children are also encouraged to show good manners within the school and are rewarded with ‘golden tickets’, resulting in a winner receiving a prize within Friday’s achievement assembly. By the end of Year 6, children feel more confident in sharing their viewpoints and are prepared in their knowledge and skills to be independent, active and responsible citizens within their community at an age appropriate level.

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