Our PSHE curriculum is an important and necessary part of all children's education. We use our curriculum to build upon statutory content which is outlined in the National Curriculum and statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Our curriculum also encompasses the statutory guidance on safeguarding for children in schools and colleges to teach children about safeguarding - including online safety.
Billesdon C of E Primary School aims to equip children with essential skills for life and deliver our PSHE curriculum through planned and resourced lessons that develop knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. Our children will learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active people who participate in society. Our curriculum offer seeks to teach children to value everybody in our Diverse Britain units, to promote a strong sense of self in our Think Positive and Be Yourself units and support development of social, moral, spiritual and cultural skills, together with protective teaching on safeguarding, whilst also empowering children to ask for help and advice. Our PSHE curriculum is delivered in three core areas of Health & Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World and fulfils the requirements of 2020 Statutory Relationships and Health Education within the broader teaching of PSHE.
Each unit of work is delivered through a course of 6 lessons supported by a Learning Journey Record and themed display/resource materials. The curriculum is delivered in a two year cycle to cover mixed age classes which allows for themes to be revisited within KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 to enable children to recall and build upon previous learning and embed the learning to regularly to depth appropriate for age and understanding. Vocabulary is built up to support understanding and to sign post key words. Lessons are creative and use a variety of delivery methods, e.g. role play, discussion and games for the whole class and groups. This method of teaching enables and empowers children to develop confidence, communication skills and resilience. Lessons continuously recall previous learning, knowledge and experience to enable a platform to extend learning and consolidate knowledge and skills. Within each lesson, opportunities for reflection and self-assessment are provided, which support progress tracking and recording.
The PSHE curriculum equips children with the ability to develop the vocabulary and confidence required to articulate thoughts and feelings in an open, respectful environment with respect, whilst also enabling children to seek any support required. Within lessons, children will be able to apply their understanding of society and their interactions within the wider community of the classroom. The PSHE curriculum supports our school culture to provide children with the skills needed to prioritise and understand their mental health and wellbeing and their physical health needs, whilst also contributing positively to their peers. Our school offer is designed for all children to develop a higher sense of self-esteem and confidence which contributes to their educational development as well as lessening any social and emotional barriers which may be present with the ultimate aim of developing skills and attributes needed to succeed at school and in the wider world.
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