If you require any additional information regarding the curriculum other than that stated below, Skills Booklets are available from the school office which show all the objectives that children will be taught in all year groups for each subject. These booklets will be sent out at the start of each academic year.
Additionally, you can find the National Curriculum at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview or ask for a copy from the school office.EYFS Curriculum Map Y1/2 Curriculum Map Y3/4 Curriculum MapY5/6 Curriculum Map
What do we teach in PSHCE and why?
PSHCE encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others. It includes work within Citizenship.
At Great Paxton CE Primary school we see PSHCE as being at the centre of the teaching and learning of our pupils. It has a positive influence on the ethos, learning and relationships in the school and therefore receives the full commitment and involvement of the school community as a whole.
We aim to provide a secure and caring atmosphere where moral and spiritual values will be developed throughout the whole curriculum. We believe that by developing the ‘whole person’ we will enable individuals to lead a rewarding, satisfying and fulfilling life. Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education provides the opportunity for all members of the school team to explore and understand their relationship to themselves, to others and to the world we live in.
How do we teach PSHCE?
PSHCE is at the heart of what we do at Great Paxton—develop the whole child. A safe, caring and positive environment is established to allow for relationships to be modelled and nurtured.
We believe in the restorative approach to resolving conflict, enabling those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right. Our pupils in year 5 undertake peer mediation training to enable them to become peer mediators in year 6 supporting younger children to resolve any small playground issues they may have.
Within this respectful environment, the children are taught about relationships, healthy and safer lifestyles, citizenship and economic wellbeing using the attached curriculum plan which allows children to make links between and build upon prior knowledge. Within their timetabled PSHCE sessions, teachers ensure that the needs of their children are met through the resources provided within the Cambridgeshire Personal Development Programme which we subscribe to. This ensures that children understand the core purpose of PSHCE— to give children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
What do we see as a result in PSHCE?
We monitor our PSHCE curriculum both in terms of learning outcomes and through the development of the whole child. We know that our PSHCE curriculum has had impact when we observe that children feel safe, valued and respected at school and demonstrate this through their words and actions. This is witnessed through children’s day to day behaviour and relationships with others inside and outside the classroom environment.
We strive to ensure that each child will:
- Recognise and apply the British Values
- Be able to recognise, understand and manage their own emotions
- Understand who they can rely on and ask for support.
- Look after their own mental health and ask for support where necessary.
- Be on their way to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Recognise differences and have an understanding of diversity.
- Apply learnt skills in real life situations
- Demonstrate self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Have developed and maintained healthy relationships with peers and adults.
- Understand the physical aspects involved in the teaching of RSE at the level appropriate to them as an individual.
Show respect to themselves and others.