PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education)

Subject Leader: Mrs Strzebrakowski

Aims

The aims of our PSHE curriculum are:

  • Help children understand and value who they are and how they fit and contribute to the world

  • Encourage children to be successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve

  • Encourage children to be confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives

  • Encourage children to be responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

  • Ensure PSHE learning is translated into behavior and attitudes and not just confined to the lesson

  • Encourage children to be aware of their thoughts and feelings as they happen, and to choose their responses to situations.

Ensure children understand the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Coverage

 

Year group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

1

Being me in my world

Being me in my world

Being me in my world

Being me in my world

Being me in my world

Being me in my world

2

Celebrating differences

Celebrating differences

Celebrating differences

Celebrating differences

Celebrating differences

Celebrating differences

3

Dreams and goals

Dreams and goals

Dreams and goals

Dreams and goals

Dreams and goals

Dreams and goals

4

Healthy me

Healthy me

Healthy me

Healthy me

Healthy me

Healthy me

5

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships

6

Changing me

Changing me

Changing me

Changing me

Changing me

Changing me

How the subject is taught at Christ Church

At Christ Church PSHE is taught through the Jigsaw Scheme. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. Each term is based on a theme, for example ‘Healthy Me’ there are 6 themes in total which cover a range of topics such as SRE and drug education as well as social skills and emotional literacy. This enables each puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. Each puzzle leads towards an end product, for example a display, a fashion show, a presentation or an exhibition. This way, each Piece (lesson) of learning adds to the process of creating the end product, giving learning an additional purpose. In Jigsaw PSHE, mindfulness is developed through the ‘Calm Me’ time in each piece (lesson). This consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisations, which are all tried, tested and very enjoyable activities for children and teachers alike. Jigsaw also helps to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Assessment

Children’s outcomes in lessons are used to inform planning. At the end of a unit of work each child is assessed against the subjects National Curriculum objectives using must, should and could criteria. By the end of the school year the class teacher will have built a record of all children’s progress in their cohort for subject leaders to analyse and new class teachers can use them to gain a picture of new classes progress and attainment in order to inform planning and teaching.

Opportunities for the application of maths, literacy and computing skills

The opportunities are:

  • Emotional literacy

  • Problem solving and verbal reasoning

  • E-safety awareness