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South View Primary

Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education

'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change a world.'

Our PSHE and RSE Curriculum
  • Our PSHE and RSE curriculum inspires an understanding and passion for individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Our PSHE and RSE curriculum helps to foster and create a school culture and environment that supports pupil's wellbeing and develops resilience and character, holding the pupils health and emotional wellbeing at its heart.
  • Our PSHE and RSE curriculum equip children in skills of citizenship and guide them in becoming happy, successful and productive members of society.

PSHE and RSE Intent

The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with accurate and relevant knowledge with opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding. There are also opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge their own and others values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities. The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives are also taught.

At South View Community Primary School, we aim for our lessons to be accessible to all and ensure that each of our children will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as future adults. We aim to provide children with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this.

Our ambition is to give all children the opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.  Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We offer our children leadership opportunities within the school and their local community.  

We develop the following characteristics in our children:

  • Spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development occurs in school and carries them through their future lives.
  • Readiness for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
  • The ability to ask questions and discuss issues freely while feeling safe and without embarrassment.
  • Pupils who are happy to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge their own and others values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
  • The skills and strategies to be able to live healthy, safe fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

 

Teaching Approaches:

  • Create a caring environment where pupils feel safe and are listened to.
  • Provide opportunities for discussion and exploration of knowledge, skills and attitudes through circle time, paired or small group work, whole-class discussion, brainstorming, drama and role-play, use of puppets, the ‘draw and write’ approach and the use of stories.
  • Complement lessons based on the PSHE Associations Thematic Scheme of work by the use of other resources such as: factual information provided by staff; videos relevant to themes; computer programs that provide information, illustrate themes or stimulate discussion; talks by visiting professionals.

 

Key Strand: Curriculum Intent 

  • Our PSHE and RSE curriculum inspires an understanding and passion for individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Our PSHE and RSE curriculum helps to foster and create a school culture and environment that supports pupil wellbeing and develops resilience and character, holding the pupil's health and emotional wellbeing at its heart.
  • Our PSHE and RSE curriculum equip children in skills of citizenship and guide them in becoming happy, successful and productive members of society.

 

Our PSHE curriculum inspires:

  • A positive outlook on life and the wider world around them.
  • Provides children with knowledge, skills and strategies that allow them to become well-rounded citizens within the community and build positive relationships.

PSHE and RSE Implementation

At South View Community Primary School, PSHE and RSE is delivered through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work which is in line with the National Curriculum. The scheme of work we’re following is the PSHE Association Scheme of Work (Thematic Model) for Key Stages 1 and 2, which has been adapted to meet the needs of our children.

The scheme of work includes opportunities to link British Values and SMSC into the curriculum. The spiral curriculum starts in EYFS and follows the children through to Year 6. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year such as Anti-Bullying Week, Science Week and sports events. 

PSHE and RSE is also delivered through key stage and class assemblies on a weekly basis. During these assemblies, children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

PSHE and RSE Impact

Through the scheme of work, our children will demonstrate and apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty from a young age. This will support children to become healthy and responsible members of society. Children will have gained an insight into life and work in modern Britain, and be well-prepared for the future.

By the end of KS1, children will understand different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, the responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help. They will know where to get advice e.g. family, school and/or other sources and that each person’s body belongs to them, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact. Children will understand the importance of building regular exercise into daily and weekly routines and how to achieve this; for example, walking or cycling to school, a daily active mile or other forms of regular, vigorous exercise.

By the end of KS2, children understand and explain the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness. They understand practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships. They will be aware that stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up. They will have a full understanding of dental health and the benefits of good oral hygiene and dental flossing, including regular check-ups at the dentist.

All children will be confident, articulate learners that can work collaboratively through different challenges they will face. They will develop resilience and a ‘can do’ attitude. They will be outward-looking members of society that show respect and tolerance. Their emotional wellbeing and aspirations will have developed to allow them to look forward to their next steps in learning with confidence and self-belief.