How do we teach P.S.H.E at Albrighton Primary School?
At Albrighton Primary School and Nursery, we believe that a PSHE curriculum is essential in the education of all pupils. We understand that a high-quality PSHE education should enable our children to become happy, healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. Our PSHE curriculum will equip pupils with knowledge to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It will also provide them with the skills needed to live within the wider world, form healthy relationships, maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep safe. We believe that the knowledge and skills that intertwine within PSHE learning are vital in not only a child’s education, but also in their wider life. As such, our PSHE curriculum will support our pupils to be prepared for the next stage in their young lives and to live responsibly in a modern, diverse world.
As a school, we are very lucky to have such a fabulous outdoor area to utilise. We use this creatively, alongside our strong community links to encourage our children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
At Albrighton Primary School we provide learning experiences that encourage children to be responsible and caring members of the school and wider community. Through collaborative opportunities and regular ‘circletime’ we aim to help children to develop values of mutual understanding and respect of others. We want to develop responsible attitudes in order to lead, confident, healthy and independent lives. We make use of our wonderful school grounds to frequently take our PSHE learning outdoors.
We have a whole school thematic approach so that different year groups are working on similar themes at the same time throughout the year, allowing for cross-phase collaboration and to enable us to link the PSHE curriculum to whole school assemblies.
We have chosen to use the core themes from the PSHE Association Programme of Study and the suggested topic titles from the PSHE Association Primary Planning Toolkit as a basis for our curriculum framework.
Core Themes from the PSHE Association Programme of Study are covered across the three school terms as follows……
- Autumn Term - Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World (Rights and Responsibilities, Environment, Money)
- Spring Term - Core Theme 2: Relationships (Feelings and Emotions, Healthy Relationships, Valuing Difference)
- Summer Term - Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing (Healthy Lifestyles, Growing and Changing, Keeping Safe)
Impact in PSHE
Children will have developed the knowledge and skills to help them understand how to stay healthy, keep safe and be prepared for the challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the PSHE curriculum but to prepare them to become competent learners and make responsible decisions in their secondary education and beyond.
What does PSHE look like through the year groups at Albrighton Primary School?