Our PHSE Scheme of Work aims to equip children with essential skills for life; it intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. Through these lessons, children learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them.
Our PHSE Scheme of Work is split into thematic units:
Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World
TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More)
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
From September 2020, Relationships Education teaching is a mandatory requirement for all primary schools. The purpose of Relationships Education is to equip children with the understanding, knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives. These are important life skills about communicating and interacting with others. Teaching about relationships enables children to safely negotiate making new friendships, recognise potential threats to their wellbeing and develop meaningful relationships with others throughout their lives.
Key Stage 1 – Children are taught about:
Special/Important people in their lives
Similarities and differences
Friendship and fairness
Cooperation and teamwork skills
Feelings and emotions
Communicating effectively with others
Consent and bullying behaviours
Key Stage 2 – Children extend their learning on the themes covered in Key Stage 1 and build on their knowledge about:
Different types of families and loving relationships
Who their support network consists of
Healthy and unhealthy relationships
Dares, risks and peer pressure
Personal boundaries and secrets
Techniques for resolving disputes
Collaboration, compromise and sharing responsibilities
Consequences of our actions
In Early Years, PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) is a prime area of learning, therefore an integral aspect of daily planning, teaching and learning. It is split into 3 sections:
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Planning is child led to reflect the interests of the children and the needs of the school. Children take part in circle time and discuss topics and themes that are at their level. We also have ‘Talk Time’ to allow the children to build their confidence to talk in front of others, to encourage a ‘Class Team’ ethos and to discuss behaviour matters that may have arisen in class, allowing the children to reflect upon and find ways to solve these issues.
As a school, we promote British Values ensuring that our children leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. We support the values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. Through aspects of school life such as voting for school council members, assemblies and discrete PSHE lessons, these values are embedded within our curriculum. We plan assemblies and lessons to teach the children about our values, respecting similarities and differences, tackling stereotypes and understanding why some people discriminate. We aim to empower children to have a voice and to stand up against discrimination, valuing equality, tolerance and mutual respect.