Key Stage 1 - PHSE/Citizenship
Co-ordinator: Mrs K Broughton
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a crucial part of a child’s education. It gives children access to critical information about themselves and the many facets of the diverse world around them. We aim to provide a tailored curriculum that is both broad and balanced, and meets the unique context of our school. We give pupils access to big ideas and conversations, alongside practical experiences. At the heart of this, we encourage respect and understanding of the universal rights of the child.
We aim to promote children’s knowledge, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships. Children will be taught to have respect for themselves, and for others.
Some PSHE topics are taught within other subjects, especially Computing, Maths and Science, for example the teaching of e-safety within Computing lessons. The PSHE curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum and supported by the frameworks of PSHE Association and 1decision.
The PSHE curriculum is split into the three key themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Topics are revisited across year groups, and understanding is deepened. This allows for progression and retention of key skills and knowledge, and also the introduction of key concepts at an age-appropriate point. This progression is detailed in the 1 decision PSHE curriculum map.
PSHE education will be provided to all children within our school. All pupils will be supported to access health, relationships and sex education through high-quality teaching, following the guidance of 1Decision. Teaching will be adapted and personalised to suit individual needs. PSHE education will be taught on a regular, discrete basis, with some content also being taught through other subject areas, and within other contexts, such as assemblies, ‘circle time’ or ‘class meetings’. There is no expectation that children complete formal written recording of teaching for each session; some evidence is captured on our learning platform, Class Dojo, and evidence taken for display boards. Additionally, classes may be encouraged to make an artistic response, or complete a more traditional written task, some lessons may be talk based and have no written outcome at all. Assessment is essential to the effective teaching of PSHE. The learning we wish to assess will relate to the pupils’ attributes and skills, as well as their knowledge and understanding related to the topic. Assessments include baseline assessment, end of topic assessment each half term and self-assessment.
We recognise and celebrate the importance of the child’s voice, and their individual experience of PSHE education, which we also help promote through electing children for The School Council and The Green Team.
The PSHE curriculum in school, aims to build pupil’s resilience and self-regulation, and to have a keen understanding of their own health and wellbeing, especially supporting their mental and emotional development. It aims to support risk management and balanced decision making, within the context of a changing and challenging world. The ability to recognise and develop good relationships, the reinforcement of positive mental and physical health, understanding how their body will change and grow, the development of respect and tolerance for all, an understanding of society and the role of the individual in a community – this is the core knowledge and the skills that will equip our children for life.
PSHE Overview 1 Decision
PSHE Overview 1Decision
PSHE, RSE and Citizenship Policy