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PSHE

Aims and Objectives

PSHE and Citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help their sense of self- worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:

  • Stay as healthy as possible;
  • learn to keep themselves and others safe;
  • develop effective & satisfying relationships;
  • learn to respect the differences between people;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

Mental health and well-being

With regards to the current climate in relation to the global pandemic of the corona virus, we must be vigilante in regards to the mental health and wellbeing of staff, children and the wider community. We will follow the government guidance to ensure our school is cleaned regularly; that all staff, children and visitors wash their hands and have their temperature checked. As a school we operate with full transparency; we are honest and have open lines of communication throughout all areas of school. (For any specific details refer to our school risk assessment).

We will constantly reassure staff, children and the wider community by encouraging all to discuss any concerns they have about school and its environment. We will be transparent about our hygiene practices and our responsibility to keep everyone safe and supported.

Racism

Our school is proud of our varied cultures and we use these cultures to support the understanding of the world. This helps develop our respect for all individuals.

In our curriculum, we promote relevant  opportunities that enhance diversity; equality and acceptance for our children.

As a school, we have always valued each child and their heritage and we make links world events, historical references, religious events to celebrate our children and their place in the wider community and the world.

As a staff we stand together to challenge all forms of oppression and inequality; we recognise racism is one of these. We want our children to go into the world and become ambassadors for equality for all.

Teaching & Learning Strategies

Each class follows a scheme of work.  When teaching any aspect of PSHE and Citizenship, the approaches to teaching and learning and the methodology used are as important as the content. Both whole class discussion and responding to incidents as they arise are valid opportunities for addressing PSHE issues, but skills, attitudes and behaviour will be developed more effectively if a variety of strategies are used. Active learning techniques enable learning to take place not only in the area of knowledge and understanding, but also in the areas of skill, attitudes and behaviour. For instance, by only listening to the teacher talking about how to maintain friendships or by reading about it, the child may gain knowledge and understanding. In order also to develop their skills in this area, they need to practice them through participating in role play, for example. Activities and opportunities to reflect on, process and evaluate their learning also need to be included. Many personal and social skills can also be developed through other areas of the curriculum through effective implementation of the appropriate methodology for example, group work in a design technology activity which requires communication and co-operation between group members for the task to be completed.

Examples of teaching and learning approaches in PSHE and Citizenship are explained further in appendix 1, and include the use of circle time, role play and drama, brainstorm, pair and group work, carousel, use of fiction, ‘draw & write’, circle of feelings & material from the media, e.g. DVD’s.

PSHE Curriculum

At Eastwood Village Primary School, we are working towards developing our children to become independent, confident and responsible members of society, Our role is to compliment and reinforce this with our teaching. The PSHE curriculum supports the wider work within school to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character that we know are key to children being happy, successful and productive. We acknowledge that children are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline and our curriculum aims to support them to navigate this.

Please View Our Rationale Here

PSHE/Progression of skills

Progression of knowledge PSHE – RSE

End Points PSHE RSE

End Points PSHE-RSE

Year 6 visited Crucial Crew Centre to learn how to be a safe and respectable citizen. They’ve worked very hard to keep this school safe and happy. They have learned how to treat one another and to follow the Rule of Law; which is a fundamental British Value.

 

 

Maths week at Eastwood Village!

Science week at Eastwood Village!