PSHE

PSHE : Personal, Social, Health and Economic education

The PSHE curriculum supports the aims of our school strapline Every Child, Every chance, Every Day.

At Shirley Infant School we teach PSHE through lessons underpinning qualities and skills that help us manage life and learning effectively. Lessons are planned using guidance from the Department of Education and SEAL Guidance (Social Emotion Aspects of Leaning). This is ensure we provide spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

PSHE also allows teachers to deliver lessons taught at an age appropriate level about relationships and bodies. Learning about bodies is taught through a combination of elements of the Science Curriculum and PSHE. In line with Section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the statutory guidance, which includes safeguarding responsibilities, we ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. For further information please read the school’s PSHE Policy, Drugs Policy and Sex & Relationships Policy.

PSHE yearly over view of topics

The PSHE Schemes of work are revised yearly and local and national Key Information is always considered to inform planning.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

Autumn 2 also includes an Anti-bullying week using guidance from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

What can you do at home to support PSHE?

PSHE is not just a school subject, it is also about experiences undertaken out of school as PSHE is a developmental aspect of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

Every half term a home learning activity will be sent home with a letter providing additional detail about the half term topic. This is an optional activity to build on learning and include the family in your child’s PSHE development.

Some examples for previous home learning have included:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

Create a family flag

Design a helping hand

Role play of your dreams or aspirations

Give each other compliments

Create a family collage

Discuss what changes would you make if you ruled the world

Activities may differ from the examples provided.