PSHE and citizenship form part of our planned curriculum but are also fundamental in creating a positive school ethos.
Our pupils are encouraged to care for each other and the world in which they live. They have opportunities to learn pastoral and social skills, to try new roles and to develop relationships. The secure environment which the school provides allows children to develop independence and responsibility so that they become increasingly more able to make informed decisions. It is our intention that all children should have a positive self-image and that they should be able to develop a healthy lifestyle through the activities offered and the many ways they are taught.
Sex Education is incorporated into the wider topic of Health Education. The National Curriculum for Science requires staff to teach children about the main stages of the human life cycle, including reproduction. Health Education will be taught to each year group as part of PSHE. Sex Education is part of the Year 6 curriculum in the summer term. Parents will have the opportunity to discuss the content of the curriculum and any materials used prior to it being shown to the children. Any questions asked by the children during Sex Education will be answered sensitively and at a level appropriate to the individual's maturity. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the Sex Education provided, except those parts required to be taught as part of the National Curriculum for Science.
PSHE in Year 1
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PSHE in Year 2
Throughout our time in Year 2 we will be developing children's ability to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for the different events we experience in life. Each term we will focus on a particular theme which will develop these skills.
In Year 2 we will explore:
Celebrating Difference - The children will learn that sometimes people make assumptions about boys and girls. Also, that bullying sometimes occurs as a result of being different. They will learn how to make new friends but also how they can be different to their friends.
Dreams and Goals - The children will choose their own goal and how they can achieve it. The ability to persevere will also be developed and used across the curriculum. We will also focus on the importance of co-operating and working effectively with others.
Healthy Me - The children will learn how to keep themselves healthy and how medicines affect our bodies. We also discuss the importance of healthy foods and which groups of food will keep us healthy and give us energy.
Relationships - Children will identify different members of their family and the relationship we have with different members. We will discuss types of physical contact and which of these are acceptable. We will also learn to appreciate people in our lives and the special relationship we have with them.
Changing Me - The children will recognise cycles of life in nature and that growing from young to old is a natural process. We will identify how our bodies have changed since we were babies. Children will also recognise physical differences between boys and girls and that some parts of the body are private. Finally, children will understand that there are different types of touch and be able to distinguish which ones they like and do not like.
PSHE in Year 3
We take turns to speak.
We use kind and positive words.
We listen to each other.
We respect each other's privacy.
We only use names when giving compliments or being positive.
In Year 3 our termly themes are:
Celebrating Difference - The children learn how their words can affect someone’s feelings and what the consequences can be. They learn how to give and receive compliments and how this feels.
Dreams and Goals - The children evaluate their own learning process and identify how it can be better next time. Children learn to share their successes with others and what it feels like to succeed.
Healthy Me - The children learn to identify things, people and places that they need to keep safe from. They develop strategies for keeping themselves safe including who to go to for help. Children learn different ways of expressing how being anxious or scared feels.
Relationships - Children learn to explain how the actions and work of people around the world help and influence their own lives. They further develop an awareness of how this could change their choices.
Changing Me - Children identify how boys’ and girls’ bodies change on the inside during the growing up process. Children learn to identify why these changes are necessary. Children recognise how they feel about these changes and know how to cope with these feelings.
PSHE and Global Citizenship in Year 4
These are the end of year expectations in PSHE for Year 4
Each week, children will be encouraged to discuss and reflect on a variety of topics in order for them to learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities.
- They will become more mature, independent and self-confident.
- They will learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it.
- They will develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions.
- They will learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities.
- As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes of puberty and transfer to secondary school with support and encouragement from their school.
- They will learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment; to take more responsibility, individually and as a group, for their own learning; and to resist bullying.
PSHE in Year 5
In Year 5 our termly themes are:
Being Me in My World - The children think about how to face challenges positively and how to set personal goals. They think about their rights and responsibilities as a British citizen and as a member of our school. They learn about making choices about their own behaviour and how an individual's behaviour can impact on a group.
Celebrating Difference - The children learn about culture and how cultural differences can sometimes cause conflict. They think about racism and their own attitudes towards people from different races. Children learn how rumour-spreading and name-calling can be bullying behaviours and learn the difference between direct and indirect bullying. They think about people living in the developing world and compare these people's lives to their own.
Dreams and Goals - The children think about their dreams and consider whether they will need money to help them achieve some of their these. They learn about a range of jobs and how much people earn in different jobs. They consider jobs they would like to do when they grown up and think about what they will need to do to achieve it. Children consider the dreams and goals of young people in a different culture to their own. They think about how communicating with someone in a different culture means they can learn from and support each other.
Healthy Me - The children learn about the health risks of smoking and alcohol. They learn how alcohol can lead to anti-social behaviour. Children learn about how the media and the celebrity culture promotes certain body types and how the photos that we see in the media can be edited to promote these body types. They consider the different roles food can play in people's lives and what makes a healthy lifestyle.
Relationships - The children think about who they are as a person in terms of their characteristics and personal qualities. They learn about friendships and how these can change, including how to make new friends and how to manage a falling out with a friend. They consider how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with their friends.
Changing Me - The children think about their self-image. They learn how girls' and boys' bodies change during puberty and the importance of looking after yourself physically and emotionally. Children learn how babies are made. They identify what they are looking forward to about becoming a teenager and consider the additional responsibilities this brings. The children identify what they are looking forward to when they are in Year 6.
PSHE in Year 6
A major focus this year will continue to be developing our growth mindsets. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through effort and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This is an area that underpins everything we do throughout the day. Termly themes will enable the children to explore different areas and concepts, including Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals and Relationships.