Our intention is that when children leave Rounds Green Primary School, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.
Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.
EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. EYFS also uses the Jigsaw Scheme of Work materials. (see below)
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Pupils are taught PSHE using ‘Jigsaw’ which is a spiral, progressive scheme of work which 'aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world’. awareness, concentration and focus.
PSHE is taught through Jigsaw’s six half termly themes with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level):
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Differences (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me
Our PSHE curriculum also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.
PSHE, including SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Culture) and British Values (BV), is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught within another subject area.
Visitors such as emergency services and the school nurse complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning.
We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school virtues of honesty, determination, teamwork, curiosity, citizenship, respect and kindness.
Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.
By the time our children leave our school they will:
- be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
- be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
- appreciate difference and diversity
- recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
- be able to understand and manage their emotions
- be able to look after their mental health and well-being
- be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- understand the physical aspects involved in RSHE, at an age appropriate level
- have respect for themselves and others.
- have a positive self esteem