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P.S.H.E. : Personal, Social, Health and Economic education

The P.S.H.E. curriculum supports the aims of our school strap line Every Child, Every chance, Every Day.

At Shirley Infant School we teach P.S.H.E. 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 S.E.A.L. Guidance (Social Emotion Aspects of Leaning). This is to ensure we provide spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

P.S.H.E. 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 P.S.H.E. 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 P.S.H.E. Policy, Drugs Policy and Sex & Relationships Policy.

P.S.H.E. yearly overview of topics

The P.S.H.E. Schemes of work are revised yearly and local and national Key Information is always considered informing planning.

Autumn 1 New Beginnings
Autumn 2 Getting on and Falling out
Spring 1 Going for Goals
Spring 2 Good to be Me
Summer 1 Relationships
Summer 2 Changes
Long term overview of P.S.H.E.

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

What can you do at home to support P.S.H.E.?

P.S.H.E. is not just a school subject, it is also about experiences undertaken out of school as PS.H.E. 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 PS.H.E. development.

Some examples for previous home learning have included:

Autumn 1 New Beginnings Create a family flag
Autumn 2 Getting on and Falling out Design a helping hand
Spring 1 Going for Goals Role play of your dreams and aspirations
Spring 2 Good to be Me Give each other compliments
Summer 1 Relationships Create a family collage
Summer 2 Changes Discuss what changes you would make it you ruled the world

Activities may differ from the examples provided.

P.S.H.E. Guidance for Parents

In addition, you can also read our P.S.H.E. Policy in the Policy & Procedures section of the website.