The PSHE curriculum is delivered through our Values-learning approach.
The children learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their communities, building on their own experiences. They learn the basic rules and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving well. They have opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. They begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people. As members of a class and school community, the children learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. They begin to take an active part in the life of the school and its local community. We strongly encourage independence, self-esteem and self-help skills, and use Circle Time to teach children how to listen to and consider each other.
We actively seek the views of our pupils. For Year 1 and Year 2, ideas and issues are discussed in Class Councils, feeding into The School Council which meets with the Link Teacher each week; one member visits pupils in Reception, to listen to their ideas.