PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE

At Andrews’ Endowed CE Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and challenging curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos and children are equipped with the moral strength and spiritual depth they need for the next stage in their journey. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy, empowered and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.  Our aim is for our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, who are deep thinkers, resilient learners and  compassionate to others . It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially and to allow our learners to value their uniqueness.  The PSHE curriculum tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.   We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse world. 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.  We make every effort for our PSHE curriculum to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Our Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

PSHE Curriculum Map

PSHE objectives

PSHE Summary Sheet

Implementation

Our PSHE education is taught as discrete sessions as part of a whole school approach with opportunities to enhance the learning through other subjects and events.  While many subjects contribute to pupils’ personal and social development – just as all subjects contribute to pupils’ literacy – we understand the importance of teaching PSHE discretely to achieve continuity, progression and meaningful assessment.  PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a compassionate and responsible citizen in a forever changing community, therefore PSHE is an important part of collective worships where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

The curriculum that we have developed is based on guidance from the PSHE Association and is a spiral curriculum that builds on the knowledge pupils have previously acquired, including in other subjects, with regular feedback provided on pupil progress.  We deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice whilst reflecting the needs of our pupils. Our PSHE education also builds, where appropriate, on the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. 

The spiral curriculum starts in Year 1 and follows the children through to Year 6. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year such as Anti-bullying Week and Mental Health and Wellbeing Week.  We have also embedded “Heart Smart” into our PSHE curriculum.

HeartSmart is used to enrich our delivery of PSHE. The program aims to build resilience, strengthen emotional intelligence and develop active empathy and compassion. Fundamentally, it teaches our children to love and accept themselves as well as loving and respecting each other. Boris the HeartSmart robot provides a fun and interactive way to explore their hearts – as their heart is the thing that makes each child unique.

 

 

I find it special when the teacher picks my name and I can share my answer to the class.  School life is to teach me for the jobs of tomorrow and to make tons of friends on the way.

 

Georgia Year 4

Anti- Bullying Week

 

During Anti-Bullying the classes across the school thought carefully about Anti-Bullying.  During lessons, they discussed being united against Bullying.  

Our Acorn children created some fantastic posters about their understanding of Anti-Bullying.

 

Our PSHE provision develops the knowledge, skills and attributes our pupils need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work.

We make every effort for our PSHE curriculum to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Our Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

PSHE Summary Sheet for website

 

Aims and Objectives

The aims of our PSHE curriculum are:

  • To enable children to understand that they can be successful learners and to know what skills and attributes they will need.
  • To promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning;
  • To teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and information communications technology (Computing);
  • To enable children to be creative through art, dance, music, drama and design technology;
  • To enable children to be healthy individuals who enjoy sport and appreciate the importance of a healthy life style;
  • To enable children to develop their own personal interests.
  • To teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time;
  • To help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage;
  • To enable children to be positive citizens in society and to feel that they can make a difference;
  • To enable children to understand and respect other cultures;
  • To fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed syllabus for Religious Education;
  • To teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to understand right from wrong;
  • To help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all;
  • To enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others;
  • To enable children to be active and take responsibility for their own health;
  • To develop children musically, both vocally and through the use of instruments;
  • To enable children to be passionate about what they believe in and to develop their own thinking;
  • To enable children to ask questions and take risks.
  • To enable children to develop their intellect including their emotional intelligence.

 

Money and Finance

Within our PSHE Curriculum the children have the opportunity to learn about Money and Finance.  The following links are sessions that can be completed at home to develop an understanding of Family money.

Family workshop presentation FINAL

Further Advice and Support sheet

House template

Jobs and Aspirations cards

Priority Bills Consequences Worksheet 1

Priority Bills Worksheet 1

Which Job and Why activity sheet

 

 

The following are some activities that your child could complete at home to develop their understanding of themselves as a person.

Allowing your child to think about their strengths and what they have to offer others and the communities to which they belong.

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It is important to give your child a chance to discuss any of their worries.  By discussing their worries, they may be able to reduce them particularly by focusing only on the worries that they have control over. 

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Your child may at some point be feeling negatively.  This will allow your child to think  about their negative thoughts in a different way.

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This activity will allow children to think about how others may see them.  This might help them to think of the positives of their character.

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It is really important to talk about all different kinds of emotions.  This can be done in a fun way with this game.

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