PSHE enables 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. PSHE helps pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to stay healthy and safe now and prepare for their futures. 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. PSHE aims to give children the knowledge skills and understanding to lead confident and healthy lives.
PSHE in Key Stage 1 and 2 at Christ the King is timetabled and taught by teachers for half an hour every week. PSHE will be taught using a spiral curriculum, this is a series of recurring themes, which pupils experience every year. At each encounter, the level of demand increases and learning is progressively deepened
Refer to our RSHE policy for details regarding relationship and sex education. Relationship education is delivered through a catholic lens, this is supported by a catholic scheme ‘Journey in Love’. ‘Heart Smart’, a church scheme, is used to embed Relationship Education in the context of a spiral curriculum.
For other aspects of PSHE, including Health Education, at Christ the King we use guidance from the PSHE association to organise our curriculum. To support the curriculum we use ‘Heart Smart’, which is a church scheme. Staff and children have had input when designing our curriculum, ensuring PSHE is taught in the context of our school. Themed weeks, whole school events, assemblies and external visitors will also supplement and consolidate the teaching, learning and understanding of PSHE. Aspects of relationships and equality will also be explored through the use of a range of picture books for teaching diversity.
Non-statutory aspects of PSHE e.g. economics will be included within the Heart Smart scheme, through supplementary activities and through the core theme Living in the Wider World.
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.
In EYFS, KS1 children use floor books to record their responses to and progress in PSHE sessions. These books travel with the children as they move to the next year group so they can look back at their learning and the next teacher can see the starting points. In KS2 the children use learning journals to record their responses in a more reflective/personal way.
A meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming a confident, tolerant and well-rounded adult.
.- Children can approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.
– Children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.
– Children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.
Please see below some important documents related to the PSHE curriculum