At Mottram C of E Primary School, personal, social, health, citizenship, and economic education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and 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 society. It also introduces them to some of the principles of financial planning and understanding. 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, instilling the potential for change.
PSHE IN EYFS
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) PSHE is present in all that we do. Through the ‘prime area’ of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Children are helped to learn to work, share, take turns and co-operate with others. They are encouraged to be independent and make choices for themselves. They are also encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of others and to respect other cultures and beliefs. Children are supported to develop a positive sense of self and to set themselves simple goals. They are encouraged to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and the importance of healthy food choices.
Teaching Year 1 – 6
The school uses the KAPOW Primary Curriculum to deliver the main content of integrated and standalone lessons when teaching PSHE. These work alongside the No Outsiders programme and the SRE policy. The programme will be taught through a range of teaching methods, including class discussions, sharing of own life experiences, whole school assemblies, school council, outside agencies. We will ensure the curriculum is broad and balanced. Each class has a PSHE ‘floor book’ where work, photos and speech quotes are collated. The Kapow scheme is a whole school approach that consists of 5 areas of learning.
- Families and relationships
- Health and wellbeing
- Safety and the changing body
- Economic wellbeing
Each area is revisited each year to allow children to build upon prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme.
By the time children leave our school they will:
- be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
- be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
- appreciate difference and diversity
- recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
- be able to understand and manage their emotions
- be able to look after their mental health and well-being
- be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
- have respect for themselves and others.
- have a positive self esteem