What will children learn?
Our Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum aims to help children to make healthy choices through a sequential and coherent curriculum of health, well-being, relationships and drugs education. Our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum aims to help children to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, understand their bodies, express emotions safely and manage their behaviours.
How will children learn?
PSHE is taught weekly in discreet lessons which meet the statutory and non-statutory requirements of the Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum within the three strands: Relationship Education, Health Education and Sex Education. The children in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follow the SCARF programme which meets the requirements of the revised Early Years Framework. We have a whole school approach and use programmes which show progression and continuity of learning: ‘SCARF’ from Coram Children’s Charity; ‘Teaching RSE with Confidence’ from CWP and the NSPCC’s ‘Pants Project’.
Every SCARF lesson plan has links to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study recommended learning opportunities; lesson plans are organised under the PSHE Association's programmes of Study core themes and topics enabling the whole school to cover the same themes each term.
At the start of each half-term the theme is launched in assembly and the parents are informed of the theme and given some suggested activities to do at home. Together these programmes increase awareness of the sources of help and enable pupils to develop the confidence and skills required to use them.
Every year we have a whole school ‘Healthy Relationships Week’ where the RSE elements of the curriculum are taught. RSE workshops give the parents the opportunity to learn more about the RSE elements of the curriculum.
In addition, emotional coaching is implemented and supported throughout school with the Zones of Regulation approach.
Visitors and Theme Week Assemblies such as those for Anti-bullying week inn November and Children's Mental Health Week in February further enhance the learning experience for all of our children. In KS2, we have trained Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who completed the Diana Award programme.
What will children achieve?
By the time our children complete their journey at Thundersley Primary School they will:
- Be prepared to embark on the next stage of their lives equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes to help them to make the right choices to keep themselves healthy and safe.
- Have the understanding of how to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
- Be able to regulate their behaviour.
- Be able to express their emotions in an appropriate way.
- Be able to build and maintain positive relationships with others.
- Be able to demonstrate resilience and learn from their mistakes.
- Believe in themselves and have the courage to try new things.
- Have participated in a range of experiences which will prepare them for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.
- Have a clear understanding of different careers and have ambitious aspirations for their future profession.
- Be well-rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential and to live happy, successful lives.