Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) contributes to personal development by helping children build confidence, resilience and self esteem. It aims to help children understand that they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It supports pupils in identifying risks, change and emotions. Additionally, it encourages empathy and an understanding of how to form and maintain healthy relationships. PSHE lessons also contribute to a child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Learning opportunities take place in specific lessons, normally with Mrs Needham, as well as in Collective Worship and will cover some of the following areas: 

  • Thinking positive 
  • Respecting rights 
  • Friendships 
  • One world 
  • Growing up 
  • Risks 
  • Team building 
  • Living in the wider world - Britain 
  • Relationships - Be yourself 
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Money matters 

Our PSHE lessons help children become successful learners, responsible citizens, and confident individuals. As well as the above areas we also cover the following - 

Sex and relationships
Sex education has now become sex and relationships education (SRE), signalling the growing consensus that children are entitled to more than just the biological facts.

Personal wellbeing
Children will talk about common pressures, issues such as friendship and belonging and other things that can contribute to mental wellbeing.

Social issues
One popular topic is bullying, it's crucial that they know where to seek help if needed.

Internet safety

As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world. Mrs Needham visits this important subject each year and helps the children improve their understanding of e-safety so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.

Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.

The NSPCC have launched a new video called 'Share Aware,' which helps children understand the importance of not sharing personal information whilst online. The video can be found by clicking on the following;  Additionally, there is another website which is a really useful guide to the social networks your children may be using

Online Safety News and Updates

Heard of Fortnite? It's an action survival game that was released last year, and is now one of the biggest online games, with more than 40 million players worldwide. Are you aware that the game automatically lets players speak to each other using voice or text? It means children can be contacted by anyone else playing the game. Voice chat can be disabled but text chat can't be turned off. It can help keep children safe if you are regularly chatting to them about what they're doing online.

See the attached post from the NSPCC for more information.

The curriculum overview for PSHE, is at the bottom of this page along with our PSHE policy, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Sex and Relationships Policy and also our Spiritual,Moral, Social and Cultural Policy. 

A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website. You can visit this page by clicking here 

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