Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
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 PSHE 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.
Our school follows the P.S.H.E. Association scheme of work alongside the Relationship and Sex Education programme widely used in Shropshire schools. Teachers are provided with Medium and Short Term Planning which, where appropriate, makes relevant links with the current topics being taught to help them 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 the 7 Rs of being Ready, Resourceful, Responsible, Risk-taking, Resilient, Reasoning and Reflective and is therefore a fundamental part of our whole school assemblies and school ethos.