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John Ray Infant School

John RayInfant School

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

At John Ray Infant School, we recognise the importance of PSHE and the part it plays in the education of our pupils.   We believe that PSHE enables and supports children to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and fulfilling lives.

The Legal Requirement for the teaching of PSHE

We value the importance of the new statutory requirements, which reinforce the importance of our role in helping pupils to become secure, independent and responsible members of society. In addition, the statutory requirements of all schools to provide compulsory Relationships Education (September 2020), will further support children as they negotiate their world and the wide variety of different relationships they experience within it.

At John Ray Infant School, we understand the legal requirements of PSHE and Relationships education at Key Stage One and ensure we implement these effectively. A recent change in the status of PSHE means that it will be compulsory for all schools to provide PSHE education, which covers Health and Relationships, from September 2020.

Our PSHE and Relationships Curriculum

PSHE has three strands in our school - Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  At John Ray Infant School, we think carefully about our pupils, families and wider community when we plan our PSHE curriculum.  In our school, we always consider pupils’ starting points.  We recognise that children will bring differing levels of knowledge and understanding to any issue explored through PSHE.

The government have endorsed guidance and materials provided by the PSHE Association as a suitable way to deliver the PSHE curriculum and here at John Ray Infant School, we use these materials as a basis for our teaching of PSHE.

We have structured our PSHE curriculum as follows:

Health and Wellbeing:

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Growing and Changing
  • Keeping Safe

Relationships:

  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Valuing Difference

Living in the Wider World:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Environment
  • Money

 We encourage active engagement in lessons and provide a variety of activities to stimulate, encourage and interest children.

We make connections between learning in PSHE and real life experiences children have encountered or may be likely to.  Links are often made between PSHE and other subjects, most notably PE and RE.  We also make connections with wider aspects of school e.g. school rules, values, rewards and behaviour expectations.

 Many elements of the PSHE curriculum are embedded elsewhere in our school, particularly in our core values, code of contact and learning behaviours.

Core Values

Respect

Honesty

Caring

Curiosity

Fairness

Responsibility

Code of Conduct

Be safe

Be kind

Be responsible

Learning Spoons

Cooperative Caterpillar

Concentrating Cat

Persevering Pig

Reflective Owl

Resilient Rabbit

PSHE in EYFS

At John Ray, children in EYFS develop skills that form a crucial foundation for later teaching of PSHE/Relationship at KS1. Both curriculums complement each other, providing opportunities for progression throughout the school.  The PSHE curriculum in EYFS is largely covered in the following areas: Personal, Emotional and Social Development and Health and Self Care.

If you have any queries or concerns, you can arrange to see Mrs Preston our home school liaison contact or Mrs Darvill.