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Mickleton Primary School

To become the person I need to be

PSHE

Mickleton Primary School 

Curriculum Statement for Intent for PSHE

To create a space in the curriculum for children to explore their emotional and social needs in order to support the development of children’s health and wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence. We aim to nurture and support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development in young children and promote the fundamental British values. Ultimately, we aim to support children in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives in becoming responsible citizens.

 

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) is taught for one 30-minute session per week following the ‘Pink Curriculum’. However, issues relating to PSHE, SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) and Core Values are covered incidentally both within and outside the classroom throughout the week. These are some of the objectives we have identified for children to achieve.

  • to give pupils the knowledge to develop their self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions;
  • to encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
  • to enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
  • to promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
  • to enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
  • to encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
  • to help our pupils understand and manage their feelings;
  • to understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.

The curriculum lead and also one of the Governors carry out learning walks and book trawls. Information gathered from these monitoring visits are used to measure the impact of the curriculum in the classroom.

Due to the cross-curricular nature of events and trips organised in other curriculum areas to complement the learning taking place in the classroom, every trip and event provides an opportunity to enrich the skills of the children in SMSC and PSHE. Throughout the year we have themed weeks with assemblies and lessons planned around A PSHE/SMSC theme as well as holding competitions and encouraging parental engagement at home to maximise the focus for the chosen theme during this week. Resourcing PSHE is ongoing. Staff are constantly asked to identify resources that would complement their teaching of the PSHE curriculum.

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