PSHE CURRICULUM VISION:
In preparation for PSHE becoming statutory in September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, including Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2 and Health Education in Primary
we began by reviewing our current PSHE curriculum. We decided that a more structured comprehensive programme that integrated the statutory content and included a broader programme covering economic wellbeing, careers, and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, was required.
It was important for our children to have opportunities to reflect on their learning, especially when that learning relates directly to their individual identity – their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes, achievements, and influences. We felt that it was important for teachers to feel confident that learning within this subject had taken place, to be able to demonstrate progress, and to identify future learning needs.
It was also essential that all those invested in our children could see the impact PSHE education would have on our children and for whole-school outcomes. In conjunction with our PSHE curriculum, we decided to remap our entire curriculum and place PSHE at the heart of our foundation.
The purpose of our curriculum is to inspire all children to acquire knowledge and skills and to ignite a lifelong love of learning. We celebrate the cultural capital that our community brings to learning and build on this to broaden children’s understanding of the world. Our commitment to providing equality of opportunity ensures that rich experiences and enhancements are embedded throughout the curriculum.
EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social, and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 –
At Key Stages 1 and 2, PSHE is personalised, planned, and illustrated through our PSHE/RSE Curriculum Maps. Lessons are supported using the PSHE & SCARF scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Assessment outcomes and questionnaire findings have helped mold our curriculum priorities and focus on the needs of our children.
We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which also complements our RSE Dioceses scheme of work and covers the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.
Children are taught PSHE supported with ‘Scarf and PSHE Association’ materials, along with a range of enrichment and enhancement opportunities planned throughout the year that provide a more practical and realistic setting to support children’s understanding.
Our aims are to prepare our children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience, and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness (Healthy Heads) to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, and focus.
Impact on Children:
- Children apply knowledge and skills across all subjects
- They understand that the knowledge they learn and the skills they develop will help them in their future
- Children are able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
- They will be on their way to becoming healthy, open-minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, and active members of society
- Children appreciate difference and diversity
- They recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law, and Liberty
- They are able to look after their mental health and well-being
- They are able to develop a positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future
- They understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age-appropriate level
- The children have respect for themselves and others.
- The children have a positive self-esteem
- We encourage our children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of faith, hope, and love.
Impact on Attainment and Progress
- The curriculum demands the best possible outcomes in PSHE from every child
- From each individual child’s starting point, progress is evident
Evaluation and Impact on our Curriculum
- Subjects are taught discretely to ensure specific concepts are the focus. Links are made across curriculum subjects so that skills can be applied in different contexts where possible
- PSHE, including SMSC and BV, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum
Evaluation of Our Impact on Our World
- Our children are inspired to achieve their full potential; have their voices heard and effect change
- Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and are linked to our school Values
PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum
The Life Education Service:
The Life Education Service visited St. Mary’s during Mental Health Week. The Educator-led workshops have been developed to deliver key mental health and wellbeing learning. The workshops build on the foundations of the Life Education Service online SCARF
SCARF: Stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, and Friendship and promotes positive behaviour, mental health, well-being, resilience, and achievement. It covers all of the DfE’s new statutory requirements for Relationships, Sex Education, and Health Education.
Fleetwood Remembrance Sunday – 12th November 2023
When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our today
Anti-bullying week 13th – 17th November
Odd Socks Day is typically observed on the second Monday in November each year. In 2023, it falls on November 13th. It is a day when schools, workplaces, and individuals join together to show that it's okay to be different and to stand up against bullying and discrimination. At St. Mary’s we wore our odd socks at the end of the week to stand united during our whole school assembly.
Fleetwood POLICING team
Today, the Fleetwood Police visited our class to talk about antisocial behaviour. Our session was very informative and taught us about what antisocial behaviour is, where we might see this and who it impacts. Thank you to Fleetwood police for giving your time to support our young children with their learning.
Antibullying Week 2023 - Sendak Class
To start off our Antibullying week, we watched a video of celebrities who were bullied when they were younger and where they are today. We then linked our activity to our English reading book, Wonder. We made fortune tellers and tested them out on each other.
Sendak Class - Coram Life Education Session
Today, we talked about different decisions and how these can affect our lives. We spoke about legal and illegal drugs and looking after our mental health.
Sendak Class being assertive
In our PSHE, we used role play to show assertive skills and peer pressure. We then talked about how we could deal with these situations in real life.
You can find MAGIC wherever you look.
Sit back and relax,
all you need is a book!