At our school, we deliver a PSHE curriculum alongside our RSHE curriculum which is accessible to all that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they are equipped to lead a successful life within, and beyond, Christ the King Catholic Primary School.
We provide our children with opportunities to learn about the world around them, including British Values as well as rights and responsibilities. We want to equip our children with the knowledge and skills to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are also encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life, the Parish and the wider community.
We utilise a PSHE Scheme of Work, in order to equip pupils with a sound understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. This is delivered in a sequential manner; building on prior learning and preparing for future learning. To ensure the curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils, we make use of additional resources from the NSPCC, Espresso for Internet/ Cyber Safety, Think! Safety and our RSHE programme of study, Ten Ten, so that we ensure we cover the National Curriculum statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
Our children will develop their knowledge and skills so they can be healthy, independent and responsible members of society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and who have the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Scheme of Work
The following Units are taught :
Me and My Relationships
Keeping Myself Safe
Rights and Responsibilities
Being My Best
Growing and Changing
At the beginning of each half-term, the first PSHE lesson focuses on one of our Core Character Traits of Creative, Truthful, Self-Assured, Forgiving, Resilient and Respectful.. Whole School Assemblies mirror the character traits as well as focusing on embedding the importance of the school rules, Ready, Safe and Respectful.
Each term, our PSHE curriculum is enhanced with a Citizenship, Fundraising Focus, Project. This enables all pupils to develop a greater understanding of the importance of community engagement which is integral in our Parish community.
To ensure all of our children with Special Educational Needs can access PSHE, our teachers use adaptive teaching approaches which allow all children to learn the necessary knowledge and develop a range of skills. This can take many different forms such as pre-teaching concepts, providing additional 1:1 support or implementing 'scaffolds'. The school’s Learning Mentor also provides support to pupils, parents and staff to support the individual needs of a child.
There are a multitude of opportunities to make links to other areas of our curriculum. During the Computing Curriculum/Assembly Calendar, all children learn about how to keep themselves safe in the modern world when online. In our Forest School, children learn about the importance of personal safety when using a wide range of tools and lighting fires. In science, children learn about their bodies; making appropriate links to the relationships education part of our RSHE curriculum which is in line with the Catholic Teachings of our faith. When teaching PSHE, links are made to these other areas of learning so children can make learning connections.
Learning subject specific vocabulary enables children to better understand the subject matter. For each year group, specific vocabulary has been identified that all children must learn and understand so that we know they have fully understood what it is they have been learning about.
We track our children's learning across the PSHE Curriculum by completing summative assessment end of unit trackers. Where our curriculum is supplemented with additional schemes/programmes such as Road Safety, we utilise the specific resources to assess our children's learning.
In order to effectively assess learning, the children carry out a pre-unit and end of unit assessment each half-term. This type of assessment activity enables both the teacher and the children to clearly see the progress that they have made. Using this, and ongoing formative assessments, we assess children using specific 'I can Statements' to ensure children have developed a secure understanding of the essential knowledge they need to have.