PSHE is an important part of the curriculum as it supports the physical and emotional development and well-being of our pupils. We are committed to providing the highest quality PSHE education in order to prepare all our pupils for opportunities and responsibilities of life (physically, socially and emotionally).
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is referred to as personal, social and emotional development. Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, activities and experiences for children are based on the seven areas of learning and development. The PSED area of your child's learning is concerned with wellbeing – knowing who you are, where you fit in and feeling good about yourself. It is also about developing respect for others, social competence and a positive disposition to learn.
Teaching PSHE in KS1and 2
Pupils have a dedicated PSHE lesson each week. Pupils will develop their PSHE understanding through the delivery of six core themes:
Although PSHE is taught as a stand-alone subject the topics covered are very much part of our children’s everyday lives. As a result, cross-curricular links are common, particularly in PE, Science and Computing.
Through the teaching of PSHE in this way it is hoped that we offer both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness as they move through primary school. It builds on the skills that pupils acquire during EYFS to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PHSE education helps pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to the wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.