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PSHE

At Aiskew, Leeming Bar CE Primary School, we believe that PSHE and RSE enables every member of our school family to grow and flourish into well-developed individuals who are inclusive, independent and inspired learners, equipped with the knowledge, skills and wisdom needed to succeed in life.  It ensures that they are able to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens.   PSHE also flows through all other curriculum areas. 

We use a comprehensive programme called 1Decision to deliver our PSHE and RSE curriculum.   This has been chosen because it reflects the need and maturity of our pupils.  It is taught through 2 characters of Deedee and Darlee whom the pupils 

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings by developing their emotional literacy. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives which is at the heart of our vision of developing lifelong learners. Resilience and empathy are key components of our Building Learning Power teaching.  From September 2020, Relationships Education at primary school will be compulsory. We believe that, to be effective, RSE should always be taught within a broader PSHE education programme. RSE enhances and is enhanced by learning related to topics including anti-bullying; keeping safe on and off line; keeping physically and mentally healthy, learning about drugs, alcohol and tobacco; and the development of skills and attributes such as communication skills, managing peer pressure, risk management, resilience and decision making.  

We intend that PSHE and RSE at Aiskew, Leeming Bar CE Primary School: 

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils. 
  • Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. 
  • Encourages pupils to value themselves and others. 
  • Allows pupils to acknowledge and appreciate difference and diversity. 
  • Teaches pupils how to make informed choices. 
  • Prepares pupils to be positive and active members of a democratic society. 
  • Teaches pupils to understand what constitutes a safe and healthy lifestyle. 
  • Provides a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place. 
  • Promotes safety in forming and maintaining relationships. 
  • Provides pupils with a toolkit for understanding and managing their emotions. 
  • Provides pupils with the opportunities to consider issues which may affect their own lives and/or the lives of others. 
  • Helps pupils to identify the characteristics of healthy relationships, how relationships may affect mental and physical health; and how to stay safe online. 
  • Prepares pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene. 
  • Helps pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy. 
  • Creates a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships. 
  • Teaches pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies. 

At Aiskew, Leeming Bar CE Primary School, we aim to build a PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and wisdom to become lifelong learners, alongside a sense of belonging to a loving, extended school family.  Through this, we hope to enable children to access the wider curriculum and be prepared to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community who are well-developed and inclusive individuals. 

Implementation 

Our curriculum is built on discussion.  The unique sliding doors approach to decision-making found in the 1Decision scheme of work supports in depth discussion of key life moments, ensuring children understand key concepts and are engaged in active discussion.  1Decision is designed as a spiral curriculum.  This allows children to revisit previous learning which supports our learners best in a mixed aged class.   

Overarching themes  Key Stage 1 units are as follows:  Key Stage 2 units are as follows: 
Staying/keeping safe  Road safety 

Tying shoe laces 

Staying safe 

Leaning out of windows 

Cycle safety 

Peer pressure 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views Water safety 

Staying/keeping healthy  Healthy eating 

Washing hands 

Brushing teeth 

medicine 

Healthy living 

Smoking 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views 

Alcohol 

Relationships  Bullying 

Friendship 

Body language 

Touch 

Appropriate touch  

Puberty (Y5 only) 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views 

Conception (Y6 only) 

Being responsible  Practice makes perfect 

Water spillage 

Helping someone in need 

Stealing 

Coming home on time  

Looking out for others 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views 

Stealing 

Feelings and emotions  Jealousy 

Worry 

Anger 

Grief  

Jealousy  

Anger 

Worry 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views 

 

Computer safety  Online bullying 

Image sharing 

Making friends online 

Computer safety documentary 

Online bullying 

Image sharing 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views 

Making friends online 

Money matters  Money matters   
The working world    Chores at home 

Enterprise 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views In-App purchases 

 

Hazard watch  Is it safe to eat or drink? 

Is it safe to play with? 

 
A world without judgement    Breaking down barriers  

Inclusion and Acceptance 

Adults’ views 

Children’s views 

British Values 

 

Our curriculum builds on skills previously learnt and is timed to match our pupils' needs.  This sequencing and our use of specific age-appropriate videos mean that children commit key knowledge to long-term memory.  Our pupil self-assessment journeys means that our children can work towards clearly defined end points.  The scheme of work embeds social and emotional aspects of learning within our whole school PSHE and RSE programme.  

Impact 

We have adopted the workbooks created by 1Decision and believe effective progression of knowledge may be viewed in these and in discussion records found in Big Books within each class. 

Our PSHE curriculum prepares pupils for all aspects of life. In particular, the resources we use mirror the new statutory elements of the curriculum and ensure that our pupils are ready for the next stage of their learning and have the emotional literacy and skills to keep themselves healthy and safe and have the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships.   

PSHE Curriculum