Subject Leader - Mrs Jones
The PSHE curriculum in our school focuses on practical ways of teaching children and allowing children to discuss and explore a variety of topics that will prepare them for their future and developing into young adults for example safety, relationships and looking after the environment. We aim to teach this through stories, discussions, circle times, assemblies, class issues, games and role play. This leads to the children becoming independent and inquisitive of the world around them, also developing an ability to have their own opinions, develop empathy and care for others and respect differences of opinion and feelings. PSHE is taught discretely as its own subject, but is also taught in a cross curricular way, embedding opportunities for PSHE within the practical and engaging topics the children cover in their classes and underpinning all elements of a school day.
How can you help at home?
Children can be supported at home in PSHE, mainly by discussing what they observe around them, discussing topics and issues that they may see on the news or in newspapers. Allowing them to talk about how they feel and to think of ways to deal with problems independently. Talking about topics they witness can lead to developing skills in areas such as gaining responsibility, independence, empathy, care for others and the environment, understanding safety for themselves and others, e-safety, awareness of feelings and building relationships.
All children in our school have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The school aims to meet the needs of all pupils and this expectation is met in PSHE. The needs of all pupils are met through: effective differentiation within individual lessons; adult support to scaffold learning and extend learning; promoting personal development skills such as listening to others, respecting others opinions and being able to express their own thoughts, ideas, feelings and opinions in a sensitive/appropriate way.
PSHE is assessed solely through ‘Teacher Assessment’ meaning the progress of your child is monitored by your child’s class teacher in an on-going manner, allowing your child’s individual needs to be met. Class teachers will feedback your child’s progress in PSHE at Parents Evenings and in the end of year report. You will also be able to see the kinds of activities that take place in PSHE by looking at the photos on the schools’ website.