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PSHE Vision Statement

 

Intent

At St. Peter’s Primary School we intend to deliver a PSHE curriculum based on the development of knowledge and skills based around living happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. A curriculum, which will help children understand how they are developing personally and socially. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. This includes for example supporting others through play, supporting the elderly and church within our community.    Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with a foundation of real-life skills building resilience, confidence and a strong sense of citizenship. This will enable our children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare the children to be a global citizen now and in their later lives within a diverse community.  We strive to ensure children understand British Values and how those values are modelled throughout our lives. All members of our school community model the behaviours and values that enrich and support those taught through our creative and pupil driven curriculum.  Our PSHE is designed to: recognise children’s prior knowledge and understanding, provide first hand learning experiences, giving our children the opportunities to lead in teams, make decisions based upon real life experiences. Developing their interpersonal and independence skills in order to problem solve and make sensible choices.  We aim to build a curriculum that incorporates Relationships and Development, which will enable all children to explore the complexity of the relationships they have now and know how to be safe, preparing them to understand and develop healthy relationships in their future lives.

 

Implementation

The extensive PSHE Curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of our pupils. The curriculum has been broken down into a key question for each half term. This is closely linked to resources from a number of PSHE Association accredited resources. The Scheme of work also includes links to PSHE, British Values (BV), Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and the language is used consistently by all staff. Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC. There is a clear and comprehensive Relationship and Development scheme of work within PSHE in line with the recommendations within the National Curriculum. The teaching and learning of Relationships and Development is planned explicitly within each year group, using PSHE Association accredited resources as a guide. Parents have been consulted about our curriculum and its content.

 

Impact

We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, resilient, independent and well-rounded adults. Children can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate them through modern life. From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children build up confidence and independence to overcome and become a responsible global citizen. Children understand the different lifestyles that people may live and show respect and acceptance. Children understand about democracy, tolerance and the rights that they have has children. Children understand how to stay safe online, children understand about living a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise. They know who to turn to for support and guidance. Children develop positive and healthy relationships with their peers and adults.

EXAMPLES
Choices

Y4 Choosing a growth mindset

Year 4 had to choose which statement represented a growth or a fixed mindset. We worked from these statements to discuss which affirmations we could use on our class affirmation wall to support the development of our own growth mindsets. 

Year 2

In year 2 we have been using the outdoors to connect with nature and to create faces based on our feelings during lockdown. We learnt about lots of new vocabualry to express our feelings as well and we were able to write captions explaining the faces we created.

Our faces created in the outdoors.

Depth

Year 2

During PSHE we have been learning about how to stay safe. We have linked this to our Seas, beaches and Oceans topic. Yesterday we took part in a virtual RNLI lesson. We learned about the dangers of sea rescues and how to keep safe on the beach and in the water. We all completed a water safety passport. We now know where is safe on the beach and in the water.

Our RNLI workshop

An example of our thankyou letters.

Independence
Leading Teams
Real Life
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