- Curriculum Overviews
- Foundation Subjects at Camrose
- Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)
Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health Education.
The PSHE Curriculum Progression Grid shows what will be covered by all children and how skills and knowledge are developed as the children progress through the school.
At Camrose Primary School, it is our intent that all pupils will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding playing a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future. We offer a nurturing and inclusive learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their individual achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded.
PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. Relationships and sex education is a key part of this, as is learning about physical, mental and emotional health.
At Camrose Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.
The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.
We believe mindfulness is a vital tool for life, not only does it support the regulation of emotion and build emotional resilience but also enhances focus and concentration; both helping to optimise learning. Mindful children can more readily choose their responses to situations rather than react while caught up in the thought-flows and emotions. How would children benefit if they could be aware of their thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, on purpose with no judgement?
In Jigsaw PSHE, mindfulness is developed through lessons, breathing techniques, awareness exercises, visualisations, music, etc, all very enjoyable activities for children and teachers alike. Observing your thoughts and feelings, on purpose, in the present moment with no judgement…what a gift! Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
Jigsaw is implemented throughout the whole school during weekly whole class Jigsaw lessons which are adapted throughout for the needs of particular year groups and pupils. The curriculum for PSHE focuses on different areas each term and these are embedded throughout all lessons and the whole school day with everyone supporting and encouraging the pupils they interact with to use the skills they are developing and to make links to other areas of learning.
The aims of PSHE and Jigsaw within school are to provide pupils with:
– accurate and relevant knowledge
– opportunities to create personal understanding and develop themselves as learners
– opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
– a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.
-to develop their resilience as learners being able to verbalise how they learn best.
Jigsaw deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. Pupils also acquire an understanding and experience of British values that are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
In addition to our PSHE Jigsaw curriculum, the school offers additional strands to the PSHE curriculum through: E-safety, Healthy Schools, School Council, Squad 19. and Jigsaw Ambassadors.
At Camrose, we continuously assess the implementation and impact of our Jigsaw lessons so that we provide the support that is necessary for all pupils to achieve whether that be in class or with additional identified support. Through our PSHE education, we believe we can enhance pupils’ education and help them to become caring, respectful, resilient and confident individuals. Teachers will use multiple methods to evaluate the impact of their teaching on pupils learning, to ensure that pupils make progress. The range of measures used include:
- Continuous assessment from teachers during individual lessons, to adapt and plan for necessary changes within the scheme based on individual need.
- Pupil voice surveys are used to assess knowledge of themselves as learners and be emotionally confident within the school.
- Circle times, class assemblies and whole school worship allow opportunities to address needs as they arise
- Book looks and learning walks are used to gain a holistic understanding of the whole child’s learning including pride in their work, self-confidence, as well as their ability to explain their learning.