PSCHE

‘Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation’.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Article 1 (definition of the child) 

Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.

Article 4 (implementation of the Convention) 

Governments must do all they can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights by creating systems and passing laws that promote and protect children’s rights. 

UNICEF

Our personal, social, citizenship and health education (PSCHE) programme alongside our Relationship, and Sex education (RSC) Policy promotes children's personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. It helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of our school and community; We provide our pupils with a comprehensive enrichment programme. They learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen and introduces them to some of the principles of prudent financial planning and understanding. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life-long learning. 

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Key Curriculum Principles

1. The Bigger Picture: Whole school approach. We regard PSCHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum and we strongly promote our values through our day to day dealings with children and adults. 

2. Enrichment: Children are encouraged to participate in an open friendly environment. A wide range of teaching and learning styles to be evident in lessons and emphasis placed on active learning.  Children are encouraged to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship. 

3. Oracy: To help develop confident speakers. Teaching of technical vocabulary. Vocabulary rich lessons, to help develop confident speakers when talking about their own and others’ feelings offering children the ability to recognise and talk about their emotions.

PSCHE and RSE relies on a deep understanding of technical vocabulary.  Ensure we are introducing new words with meanings which may be either completely unfamiliar to them, or different to their everyday use of the term. We must ensure children grasp the meaning of the required vocabulary, if not, this can lead to many misconceptions. 

IMPLEMENTATION

How is PSCHE  taught in KS1?  

In KS1 children begin to learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. They become more mature, independent and self-confident. They learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it.

Recording of work will be in a form appropriate to the planned focus and will be shown in teacher’s planning. Evidence of PSCHE and RSE will be in a variety of forms e.g. photographs as well as written work in class books or individual PSCHE books or through a class book. The very nature of PSCHE means that careful consideration should be given to the best means of recording. Written work may not always be appropriate and staff will use their professional judgment in this. 

How is PSCHE taught in KS2?

In KS2 children develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions. They learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities. As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes of puberty and transfer to secondary school with support and encouragement from Van Gogh Primary. As KS1, evidence of PSCHE and RSE will be in a variety of forms and written work may not always be appropriate and staff should use their professional judgement in this. 

SEND and Inclusion

All children have the opportunity to take part in our PSCHE programme. As PSCHE has been planned to cover all areas recommended by the National Curriculum. It is intended that Van Gogh Primary School PSCHE supports the personal and social development of children at home.

Feedback and Assessment

Children are informally assessed by staff throughout their work and the reports given to parents will reflect this. At the beginning of each new topic children must complete a mind map in blue pen showing any prior knowledge of this topic. Once all the learning objectives have been taught they will then complete the mind map in green pen indicating what they have learnt. 

Assessment type within PSCHE:

Baseline:

  • Thought-shower/ word/ brainstorms; 

  • Structured discussions; 

  • Quizzes; 

  • Draw and Write activities; 

  • Value/Knowledge/Skills/ Attitude Continuums; 

  • Everything I Know About…..Questions I want to Know......

Formative AFL:

  • Role-play; 

  • Self-reflection diaries; 

  • Group observations; 

  • One-to-One Discussions; 

  • Presentations; 

  • Course work. 

Summative AOL:

  • Quizzes; 

  • Presentations; 

  • Written Assignments; 

  • Observed Group Activities; 

  • Reviews - self- or Peer assessment; 

  • Closing rounds…I now know...etc; 

  • Before and After Statements.

Staff professional learning

Planning, resources and knowledge organisers can be found on the google drive under curriculum in the PSCHE & RSE folder. INSETs are delivered regularly to keep staff up to date on the curriculum requirements. The PSCHE and RSE Lambeth Lead delivered an INSET on the new statutory RSE curriculum. Teacher and Pupil audits have been carried out across the school, which highlights further training opportunities and a narrative to the wider picture. 

Cross curricular links

Where possible, teachers should plan for and promote the cross-curricular links between PSCHE & RSE and other areas of the curriculum:

  • Science-Healthy diet hygiene lifecycle,growing and changing bodies. 

  • Computing- E-Safety. 

  • P.E- Healthy living and links to mental health. 

Curriculum Overview

PSCHE and RSE will have a  whole school thematic approach with three core themes that different year groups will be working on at the same time throughout the year, allowing for cross-phase collaboration and to enable  the PSCHE curriculum to link with whole school and National events.

Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Core Theme 2: Living in the wider world

Core Theme 3: Relationships

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Children’s Rights and Healthy Living.

Wellbeing

DATE

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

RSE

Year 2

Children’s Rights and Healthy Living.

Wellbeing

DATE

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

RSE

Year 3

Children’s Rights and Healthy Living.

Wellbeing

DATE

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

RSE

Year 4

Children’s Rights and Healthy Living.

Wellbeing

DATE

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

RSE

Year 5

Children’s Rights and Healthy Living.

Wellbeing

DATE

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

RSE

Year 6

Children’s Rights and Healthy Living.

Wellbeing

DATE

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

RSE

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