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PSHCE

“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

The children in Year 1 have really impressed the adults with their amazing work in PSHCE as part of ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. To begin the week, we designed our own t-shirts and we focused on what makes us special. We have learnt that everybody is different and unique but we should always be kind to others. We then worked together to make a kindness paperchain, to represent how being kind can start a positive chain reaction. Towards the end of the week, we developed our collaboration skills by working as a team. We loved passing a hoop around the circle without talking. Well done Year 1.

The children in Year 1 have been thinking about the adults that we can trust when we are worried or upset. We started the lesson by discussing who we could trust and then we wrote the name or occupation of the person in each finger of our hand. We thought of the following adults: parents, family, teachers, police and doctors.

This week Year 6 have thought about anti-bullying, and what it entails. Here we identified what situations could be bullying, and which are rude or mean.

Our final activity for Anti-Bullying Week was to create a celebration of diversity. We drew face shapes and then used a variety of colours and patterns to highlight the differences we all have and the interest and beauty it creates.