PSHCE Curriculum Statement
The PSHCE Association states “PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.” When taught well, PSHCE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. Our curriculum holds our children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, our curriculum equips teachers to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Our curriculum encourages mindfulness and allows our children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. Using a whole-school approach, rather than simply a lesson-a-week Scheme of Work for PSHE, we promote a sense of belonging and community, and value every individual and their contributions. Children across the school cover the same units at a time allowing whole-school learning themes, whilst building knowledge sequentially through the school year.
Our PSHCE curriculum offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. Our curriculum consists of six half-term units of work each containing six lessons covering each academic year. Term 1: Being Me in My World, Term 2: Dreams and Goals Term, Term 3: Healthy Me Term 4: Relationships, Term 5: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying) and Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education).
The various teaching and learning activities are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation. The Early Years (EYFS) planning is aligned to the National Early Years Framework (England). Teachers have the freedom to plan with detail and attention to their individual children. Learners can be scaffolded, and any individual needs can be supported where necessary.
Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum and EYFS framework in what to teach and draw from research about enquiry learning approaches in how to teach it.
Rationale for the PSHCE curriculum at Thoresby
To allow children to navigate and have an awareness of the world and people around them.
To give our children the skills to keep themselves safe and healthy.
To give our children a wider emotional awareness of their feelings and the feelings of others.
We regularly review curriculum plans to ensure they reflect the latest best practice and research. We also review their effectiveness and ultimately the impact on pupils’ learning.
DETERMINING THE IMPACT OF THE PSHCE CURRICULUM
Children at Thoresby Primary School overwhelmingly enjoy PSHCE and feel safe to contribute and share their thoughts and feelings.
Children will develop problem solving skills.
Children will have an awareness and understanding of the world and people around them.