“PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.” The PSHE Association.
At Queen Emma Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHCE lessons to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
We teach PSHCE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
Reception classes will cover the following topics throughout the year:
MMR 1 – Beginning and Belonging
MMR 2 – My Family and Friends – Including Anti-Bullying
MMR 3 – My Emotions
Cit 1 – Identities and Diversity
Cit 2 – Me and My World
HSL 1 – My Body and Growing Up
HSL 2 – Keeping Safe (Including Drug Education)
HSL 3 – Healthy Lifestyles
For more information please click on the link to view our PSHCE Policy on our Policies page.
Examples Of Learning
In Reception, we have begun exploring how to ‘Be Proactive’ – the first of the 7 Learning Habits. We talked about how we can be proactive at school and how to be leaders in our own lives being kind, helpful, gentle, by listening and remembering to use our manners. We also talked about how to be leaders and proactive by thinking about what we need when we set out to do something. We practised this by going on a walk outside, leaving it up to the children to decide what they needed – clipboards, paper, buckets, pencils and the iPad. We stood back while the children gathered items, took photos, drew pictures and made lists to record what they had found while exploring outside. Some of them forgot pencils but luckily one of the children had been extra proactive and brought a number of pencils!
Year 1 have enjoyed thinking about what is special about them by designing a T-shirt to represent themselves and their skills. They have also been identifying a new skill that they would like to develop before moving up to Year 2. Some children wanted to learn a new sport like karate and others were keen to improve their reading or Maths skills. It was a lovely opportunity to share our goals for the future!
In Year 3, the children have been discussing friendships and what makes a good friend. As a class, we talked about the importance of friendship and described our friends as people we can trust and rely on. The children created posters to display their friendships.
In year 6 we discussed situations which require an additional focus on safety. These included the internet, night activities and medical safety among others. Group work to note ideas enhanced discussions. Well done to all!