Godinton Primary School

Our PSHE Adventure - The Personal, Social & Health Education (including Relationships & Sex Education) Curriculum at Godinton

 

 

 

 

P.S.H.E Long Term Overview

P.S.H.E Long Term Overview

P.S.H.E Progression of Skills

P.S.H.E Progression of Skills

P.S.H.E Medium Term Plans

P.S.H.E Medium Term Plans

P.S.H.E in Focus

P.S.H.E in Focus

 

 

Curriculum Intent

At Godinton Primary School we believe that Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is vital for helping us to develop good citizens who are able to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our society as adults. We believe that by teaching the children about how to maintain positive physical and mental health as children, we are enabling our children to feel able to make good personal choices later in life due to being informed, resilient and open minded. Our PSHE curriculum encourages our children to be appreciative of the diversity of the world around them, encouraging them to celebrate differences between people, cultures and circumstances alongside recognising their role in society. Our curriculum ensures that our children reflect on their relationships and how they can maintain positive relationships with their peers. We feel that it is essential for us to teach our children to be respectful of a range of cultures and beliefs and encourage them to contribute to both the life of the school and wider community in order to give them a sense of purpose and wellbeing. Our health curriculum is also a priority as this enables the children to learn how maintain a healthy lifestyle, protecting themselves from harm from substances such as drugs and alcohol as well as teaching them about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and good mental health. We also understand our role in preparing the children for puberty and the physical and mental changes that will occur with the children, particularly in Key Stage 2.

 

Curriculum Implementation

In order to deliver our PSHE curriculum we have chosen to use the Jigsaw PSHE online resource to support this. The Jigsaw resource reflects the intent explained above and offers lessons and resourcing that meet the requirements of the revised relationships and health education curriculum. The resource is engaging for the children and focuses on the key skills of reflection, consideration and discussion of topics and themes in order to develop the children’s thinking skills and pupil voice. We aim to use this resource to help us guide the children through a process of discovery and understanding of the differences and similarities in the cultures, diversity and experiences in the world around them.  We also view our whole school Godinton Star Values that are embedded into our school community as integral to our support of positive citizenship in our children. We also ensure that our assembly programme offers knowledge to the children about key festivals from a range of religions, an opportunity to learn about British values, global citizenship, stories from other cultures, environmental issues as well as teaching the children about aspects of the wider community such as people who help us.

We offer a thematic approach to the implementation of our PSHE curriculum with a different focus in each term that is shared with the children during our STAR (Showing Tolerance and Respect) week. The PSHE curriculum is taught alongside our units of work for RE during this week. We also encourage our staff to be responsive to the children’s PSHE needs in the remaining weeks of term and to include additional circle time lessons for example should any current issues for the children need a whole class, small group of individual response. The six themes that the children explore are Being me in my world, Dreams and Goals, Celebrating Differences, Relationships, Healthy me and Changing Me. These offer a breadth of coverage from understanding rules and how they keep us safe to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the onset of puberty. Each theme encourages the children to both reflect on their own views and experiences of the topics being taught and to develop their knowledge, age appropriately, of each area. Pupils are taught to be empathetic, accepting, questioning, inclusive and understanding of the world around them and the people within it as well as themselves regardless of race, religion, gender, culture or sexual orientation.

EYFS

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the National Curriculum and it is organised across seven areas of learning.  Our EYFS PSHE Curriculum is designed around the most relevant statements taken from the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS statutory framework and the Development Matters document.  In EYFS, PSHE falls within Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Understanding of the World areas of learning.

It is our aim that when children at Godinton Primary School finish their first year at school and move into Year 1, they will be able to:

  • Hold conversations when engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with their teachers and peers.
  • Express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using full sentences, including the use of past, present and future tenses and making use of conjunctions, with modelling and support from their teacher.
  • Shows an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly.
  • Set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want and control their immediate impulses when appropriate.
  • Give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately, even when engaged in activity, and show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas and actions.
  • Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.
  • Explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly.
  • Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.
  • Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others.
  • Form positive attachments with adults and friendships with peers.
  • Show sensitivity to their own and others' needs.
  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
  • Talk about the lives of people around them and their roles in society.

 

Curriculum Impact

Our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum enables our pupils to leave Godinton as positive citizens with a balanced and accepting view of the world that they are a part of. We want them to be able to share their views confidently and reflect on new knowledge respectfully, embracing other cultures and religions. We aim to enable our children to leave Godinton Primary school with a thorough knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy both physically and mentally and for them to be able to know where and who they can ask for help should they need it. We also aim to prepare them for puberty, making them feel confident in their bodies and giving them knowledge of changes that will happen and how to manage them.