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Intent 

Our core aims for PSHE are to ensure that all children: 

  • Acquire accurate and relevant knowledge and become critical thinkers. 

  • Have opportunities to create personal understanding. 

  • Acquire emotional literacy and self-regulation techniques. 

  • Develop an emotional vocabulary which they can apply to their writing, reading and class discussions. 

  • Have opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities. 

  • Adopt a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life. 

  • Are taught to understand their place in the class, school and global community. 

  • Learn about anti-bullying (including cyber and homophobic bullying) and diversity. 

  • Learn how to set goals, create aspirations and work together. 

  • Have drug and alcohol education and are encouraged to have high self-esteem and confidence levels as well as making healthy lifestyle choices. 

  • Understand friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills. 

  • Are taught sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change (includes age-appropriate sex education). 

Implementation 

At Sayes Court we expect children to be positive role models and good citizens whilst showing an understanding of others around them. Children are encouraged to be active speakers and listeners during PSHE lessons whilst developing a sensitivity to others. Children take part in role-play and discussions and engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities as well as recording ideas through written work. PSHE is seen around the school through displays including Zones of Regulation and Growth Mindset. Adults teach through high quality questioning, they have strong subject knowledge and take part in regular training. Our PSHE learning follows the Jigsaw scheme. This means that all year groups have the same focus, which is promoted during whole school assemblies and displays. Mindfulness is a key part of our PSHE curriculum, alongside promoting discussions, reflections and deep, critical thinking.  

What this looks like in practice:

  • All children in Nursery through to Year 6 take part in weekly PSHE sessions, which follows the national guidance. 
  • Mental wellbeing and mindfulness are a key aspect of every PSHE lesson.  

  • Each year group has six half-term units of work each containing six lessons. 

  • Each year group studies the same unit at the same time facilitating whole school learning themes. 

  • Weekly assemblies offer the opportunity for the whole school to reflect on our PSHE learning. 

  • Each term the school has a designated Learning Habit and Value. They are introduced in assembly and explored further in class. 

  • Each class teaches the Zones of Regulation and children are able to place themselves in the zone which best fits their mood. 

  • Children take place in circle time and group discussion. The Jigsaw charters ensure a safe learning environment within PSHE lessons. 

  • There are NSPCC assemblies for the whole school and workshops for Years 5 & 6 on a 2 yearly cycle. 

  • There is a designated school nurse who supports children’s mental and physical health. 

Schemes, programme and resources used to support PSHE: 

Jigsaw 

NSPCC workshops 

Zones of Regulation 

Impact: 

The impact of our PSHE curriculum allows children to: 

  • Make good progress over time and achieve in line or above age-related expectations. 

  • Develop a strong sense of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the wider community. 

  • Develop a strong moral understanding and uphold British Values. 

  • Be able to express their feelings in a safe and constructive way. 

  • Think positively about themselves, recognising their strengths and achievements.  

  • Develop strategies to cope with difficulties, such as falling out with friends or dealing with change.  

  • Form strong, positive relationships with peers and adults whilst being able to resolve conflict. 

SMSC in PSHE: 

PSHE is at the heart of developing SMSC across the curriculum. Pupils understand their strengths and weaknesses and have a drive to succeed. They develop an understanding of the place they have in the wider world and gain the ability to ask fundamental questions. Children learn consequences of their actions and learn how to forgive themselves and others. Children learn to relate to those around them and work towards the common good, upholding British Values. Children are taught to celebrate differences between themselves and others and understand and respect the cultures of others. 

Educational visits 

Our visits enable pupils to share experiences outside the norm. They are a chance for them to implement their learning about keeping safe as well as developing curiosity and ambition. 

Human capital 

In order to be content, successful, responsible citizens, pupils need to develop the skills and reflectiveness promoted in our PSHE sessions. By prioritising mental and physical health, we are equipping our children to make positive, informed choices.  

 

 

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