What are the aims of PSHE?
PSHE encompasses many areas of study, preparing pupils for both their futures and their day to day lives. Through PSHE in our school, we aim to equip our pupils with an understanding of risk, and with the knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions.
How is the National Curriculum covered in PSHE?
Whilst PSHE objectives do not directly appear in the National Curriculum, as it is a non-statutory subject, we believe the aspects covered are essential to our pupils' development. At Bramley St Peter’s, PSHE is therefore a central part of our curriculum. Core themes are embedded across all subject areas and also during Collective Worship. PSHE is developed through three core themes – Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Issues such bullying, coping with change and managing emotions are covered within whole class circle times and workshops.
What skills are covered during lessons?
At Bramley St Peter’s PSHE lessons help develop a wide range of essential skills to support children on their journey through life. Children are taught to empathise with others, and to develop and manage their own emotions. They will also learn vital skills such as active listening, problem solving, working collaboratively, sharing their problems and celebrating each others’ achievements.
How is progression achieved?
In Key Stage 1, Children learn to and name and understand some feelings. They begin to share their views and opinions and set themselves simple goals.
We help children to make simple choices about some aspects of their health and well-being and help them understand what keeps them healthy.
Through whole school initiatives such as Anti-Bullying week, children can recognise that bullying is wrong and can list some ways to get help in dealing with it. They can recognise the effect of their behaviour on other people and can cooperate with others. Children are taught to explain different ways that family and friends should care for one another.
In Key Stage 2, children learn to demonstrate that they recognise their own worth and that of others. They learn to express their views confidently and show respect for the views of others. They are taught to view challenge in a positive way. In upper Key Stage 2, the children will begin to discuss some of the bodily and emotional changes at puberty. They have opportunities to talk about a range of jobs, explain how they will develop skills to work in the future and will also learn about how to look after and save money.
Children will be encouraged to make choices about how to develop healthy lifestyles, building on their work in Key Stage 1. They will learn to identify some factors that affect emotional health and well-being, make judgements and decisions and list some ways of resisting negative peer pressure. They will be supported to identify and manage risks in different familiar situations, such as road safety.
Children are taught to understand how their actions have consequences for themselves and others. They learn to describe the nature and consequences of bullying and express ways of responding to it. They learn to respond to, or challenge, negative behaviours such as stereotyping and aggression. Children will look at different types of relationship and learn ways of maintaining good relationships (for example listening, supporting and caring). They will learn to describe some of the different beliefs and values in society, and demonstrate respect and tolerance towards people different from themselves.
Black History Month - October
Anti-bullying week - 16th - 20th January 2017
We have an active school council at Bramley St Peter’s, who take responsibility for tackling a range of school-wide initiatives.