Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Our school follows the P.S.H.E. Association scheme of work alongside the Relationship and Sex Education programme widely used in Shropshire schools. Our planning, where appropriate, makes relevant links with the topics being taught to deliver lessons underpinned by the principles of a holistic education across all subjects, either through themed work or discrete teaching. P.S.H.E. is also linked with our school values and the teaching of our Learning Powers, such as being resilient like Albert the Armadillo, being reflective and looking for ways to self-improve like Martin and Marvin the Monkeys and learning to co-operate like Sadie the squirrel. The Learning Powers are a fundamental part of our whole school assemblies and school ethos.
The purpose of the P.S.H.E. curriculum at Woodfield infant School is to equip children with the necessary skills to enable them to become responsible citizens who are able to establish and sustain meaningful and positive relationships with others. Through following a recognised scheme of work, the key areas of mental and physical health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world, ensure that the children have the opportunity to learn the essential life skills required in order to lead a happy and healthy life whilst beginning to grasp a basic understanding of economics, including ways to manage money.
Safeguarding is an integral part of the P.S.H.E. curriculum and we encourage children to have the confidence to express their thoughts and feelings through open and honest discussion and to share any concerns they may have within a supportive environment. In order to do this, children need to have a sufficiently developed vocabulary to enable them to share their opinions and describe personal experiences with accuracy and using appropriate terminology therefore, we endeavour to teach the children a rich vocabulary across all subject areas.
SEND and disadvantaged children will have full access to the curriculum which fits in with our school ethos. We recognise at times; pupils require additional support to access the curriculum. This is supported through additional questioning, prior teaching of new vocabulary and adult support in discussions to develop knowledge and understanding.
End of Key Stage One Expectations
At the end of Key Stage One, as responsible citizens, we want children to be able to:
- identify and name some feelings and express some of their positive qualities
- demonstrate that they can manage some feelings in a positive and effective way, beginning to share their views and opinions
- make simple choices about some aspects of their health and wellbeing and know what keeps them healthy
- explain ways of keeping clean and name the main parts of the body.
- talk about the harmful aspects of some household products and medicines, and describe ways of keeping safe in familiar situations
- recognise that bullying is wrong and can recognise the effect of their behaviour on other people, and can cooperate with others
- identify and respect differences and similarities between people, and can explain different ways that family and friends should care for one another
- set themselves simple goals