The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims 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. At St. Michael’s school, we want our children to become more resilient and understand that it is okay to make mistakes, as long we learn from them. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
How PSHE is taught at St. Michael’s:
At St. Michael’s we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice and through our positive behaviour systems.
The delivered curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils and is tailored to meet specific needs. Teachers use the PSHE lessons to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
The curriculum is split into three core themes of: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move through school.
Staff and children use floor books to record their responses and progress in PSHE sessions.
Through the programme of study the children should have a good balance of these overarching concepts:
- A healthy, balanced lifestyle,
- Identification of risk and safety
- Diversity and equality
- Rights, responsibilities and consent
- Change and resilience
At St. Michael’s we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly; although there will also be opportunity to make cross curricular links and these opportunities should not be missed. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of the PSHE scheme of work. There are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class.
PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.
PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
Our RSE curriculum is planned, taught and resourced through the recommended Diocesan scheme, Journey in Love and is taught in the Summer Term each year.
Our school values and inclusion of safeguarding within our curriculum is vital as first and foremost, we want our children to be safe and happy so that they can excel in all aspects of school life. Our PSHE curriculum provides them with a chance to reflect and learn about these crucial elements.
Our children and staff value well-being, mental health and good citizenship. Through our curriculum, we believe that we prepare children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them, during this vital stage of their life, for the adult world.
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Health and Wellbeing||Relationships||Living in the Wider World||
|Year F||All About Me||Me & My Feelings||What are Relationships?||Being a good friend||Who can help me?||Journey in Love|
|Year 1||My feelings and actions||Keeping Safe||Building good relationships||Behaviours||Communities||Journey in Love|
|Year 2||My feelings and actions||Keeping Safe||Building good relationships||Behaviours||Communities||Journey in Love|
|Year 3||Me & my emotions||Keeping healthy||Developing positive relationships||Different types of relationships||My role in a community||Journey in Love|
|Year 4||Me & my emotions||Keeping healthy||Developing positive relationships||Different types of relationships||My role in a community||Journey in Love|
|Year 5||Being my best self||Lifestyle Choices||Caring for others||Choices||Justice||Journey in Love|
|Year 6||Being my best self||Lifestyle Choices||Caring for others||Choices||Justice||Journey in Love|
For more detail on these topics, please find below the progression document for the PSHE curriculum at St. Michael’s.
Please find below the updated Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) policy which has been approved by Governors and parents following a consultation.
Please take the time to look at the overview of what each class will be learning about.
Parents of children in class 5 and class 6 are consulted about the puberty presentation that is delivered by the school nurse. This will cover some of the aspects of the year 5 and 6 RSE curriculum, however the children will also be learning about this further in their RSE lessons.
Please contact school if you have any questions regarding this curriculum.
Please find below the Primary Curriculum Framework for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (provided by the Diocese) which outlines the objectives and areas that each year group will be covering throughout the year.