Our pupils’ backgrounds, our culture and our climate for learning provide the following drivers that underpin our curriculum and our vision and weave through all that we do.
- Catholic values – which helps pupils grow spiritually and give them values for life outside of school
- Historic Environment – which helps pupils to understand and appreciate their locality which facilitates their relationship to the wider world
- Resilience – which helps pupils grow as learners
- Independence – which helps pupils to grow as independent learners, not dependent on adults to learn
- Subject knowledge and skills – which help pupils develop their knowledge and skills and give them knowledge for life
- Tolerance – respecting and valuing the beliefs, values, choices and opinions of others
Subject Leader – Mrs L Blakey
Subject Leader – Miss L Ballentine
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.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught 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.
Staff and children use floor books to record their responses and progress in PSHE sessions.
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.
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, Ten:Ten and delivered within our PSHE sessions each half term.
The curriculum is split into five themes for the year:
- Family & Relationships
- Safety & the Changing Body
- Health & Wellbeing
- Economic Wellbeing & Transition
The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move through school.
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.
Whole School PSHE Yearly Overview
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Family and Relationships||Safety and the Changing Body||Health and Wellbeing||Health and Wellbeing||Citizenship||Economic Wellbeing
Subject Leader – Mrs L Blakey
Please take the time to look at the overview of what each class will be learning about.
|Year F||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
Module 1 Religious Understanding
|Handmade with love||Let the Children Come||Let the Children Come||The Sacraments||The Sacraments||Calming the storms||Calming the storms|
Me, My body, My health
|Session 1 – I Am Me
Session 2 – Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Session 3 – Ready Teddy
|Session 1 – I am unique
Session 2 – Girls and Boys
|Session 3 – Clean and healthy||Session 1 – We don’t have to be the same
Session 2 – Respecting our bodies
What is puberty?
Session 4 – Changing Bodies
Session 5 – Discussion groups
|Session 1 – Gifts and talents
|Session 2 – Girl’s Bodies
Session 3 – Boy’s Bodies
Session 4 – Spots and Sleep
|Session 1 – I Like, You Like, We All Like!
Session 2 – Good Feelings, Bad Feelings
Session 3 – Let’s Get Real
|Session 1 – Feelings, likes, dislikes
|Session 2 – Feelings inside out
Session 3 – Super Susie Gets Angry
|Session 1 – What am I Feeling?||Session 2 – What Am I Looking At?
Session 3 – I am Thankful!
|Session 1 – body image
Session 2 – Peculiar feelings
|Session 3 – Emotional Changes
Session 4 – Seeing stuff online
|Role Model||God Loves You||God Loves You||Jesus, My Friend||Jesus, My Friend||Is God Calling You?||Is God Calling You?|
|Growing Up||The Cycle of Life||Life Cycles||Session 1 – Making babies
Session 3 – Menstruation
Living in the wider world
|Me, You, Us||The Communities We Live In||The Communities We Live In||How Do I Love Others?||How Do I Love Others?||Reaching Out||Reaching Out|
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 Year 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, the option to withdraw your child from the RSE lessons is available to parents however we would ask that you speak to us about this and we can show you the content that the staff will be using.
If you want to learn anything more about PSHE at St Michael’s School please look at our PSHE Policy