Me, My Life and My World.
Our curriculum is key in achieving what children will know and be able to do by the time they leave Alderman’s Green; our PSHE curriculum underpins and enhances this further. It is our intention, that all children leave school with a strong sense of self belief, wide skill set, secure knowledge, optimism and the ability to articulate their opinions and make informed choices. We want children to understand and be proud of who they are and know what they have experienced has the potential to shape their futures. We want every child leaving our school with a positive image of themselves and as a member of their community.
Our PSHE curriculum design has been influenced by the needs and views of the young people at Alderman’s Green Primary School and the rich diversity of our community. We believe that PSHE education gives our children the knowledge, skills, and attributes that they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. It also equips our children with the skills that they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
We know that children who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn. PSHE education also helps children to develop skills that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world. Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by with the ethos that ‘there are no outsiders in our school’; all people are treated equally and are valued in line with the protected characteristics outlined in the 2010 Equality Act ( age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation). Our curriculum promotes inclusion, acceptance and respect of others and their beliefs.
Our PSHE curriculum intent is based on the following four key drivers:
*Talk - Conversation is vital for children as it helps them build and make links with new knowledge and existing knowledge, which we know our children need lots of opportunities to develop. Through talking, children can begin to reason allowing them to develop their critical thinking skills. Talk gives children opportunity to discuss their opinions and emotions and those of others to come to conclusions. In PSHE, talk is used throughout all lessons to enhance learning.
*Feel - The emotional hook within lessons which engages children through inspiring or challenging moments and events that are happening within the world. It provides children the opportunity to find their personal meaning and connection within that lesson, different topics and events that are happening. Feel allows children to engage with the topic at hand and collaborate with other learners through their shared experiences. Feel supports the development of their own emotions and empathy and to consider and understand the view points of others, to equip them with the skills to live in modern Britain.
*Question -Developing children to think critically and apply what they have learnt to wider or new experiences. Through questioning, we are allowing our children to become curious, confident, and resilient learners who develop a rigorous understanding of the learning being taught, their emotions and life experiences. Children are encouraged to question their own opinions and that of others; it also helps to develop an understanding of their community, country and world events which effect these.
*Reflect - Children are able to reflect on what they have learnt, their experiences and opinions and how this will now make a difference within their knowledge and understanding. They will be able to reflect on rich vocabulary learnt, knowledge gained and critically make links between ideas and concepts to inform their decisions and opinions. Children will be able to reflect upon events to allow them to make accurate and safe choices and well informed decisions.
In addition to our PHSE curriculum, our Core and British Values, alongside the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils are woven through the curriculum and opportunities that our children experience.
Our PSHE Policy, Relationships and Sex Education Policy and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy can be found here - PSHE Policy
Our PSHE curriculum overview and Medium Term Plans are as follows:
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