PSHE underpins so much of school life. Because of this, the intents of our curriculum are:
• To provide children with a firm grounding upon which to base their lives, through an ethos based on our core values of peace, courage and respect, and which focuses on forming positive relationships with peers.
• We use the Discovery Scheme from Year 1 - Year 6 to teach the new Relationships and Sex Education and (RSE) and Health Education curriculum, through which the children will learn about a wide range of different relationships.
• Finally, we have added some additional units of work to cover local, national, global learning opportunities to enable pupils to have a better understanding of the world around them and how they can play a positive role in caring for themselves, one another and the planet. These units include work around ‘economic’ education, where children learn a little about the value of money.
By the time they leave St Michael’s our pupils will have developed the ability to form lifelong positive relationships: peer friendships, family relationships and relationships with other children and adults. They will understand the importance of positive emotional and mental wellbeing, including how they can support the mental wellbeing of others. We aim to equip them with the knowledge and skills required for them to be positive and caring individuals, as they move to secondary school and beyond.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and ‘Relationships
and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education’
At St Michaels, the overarching subject of PSHE encompasses all of our teaching of the statutory ‘RSE and Health Education’, as well as our chosen additional units of work to encompass ‘economic’ education as well as local, national and global matters.
Progression Map – Long Term Plan
PSHE is taught every half term, and each half term is split into two chunks:
• First 4 weeks – will be focused on the Discovery Scheme for that half term.
• Last 2 weeks – Will be focused on an additional mini-unit of work which, designed to encompass the ‘economic’ elements of PSHE, alongside some bespoke themes which are specific to our school, local community and curriculum focuses. For example, first aid, water safety and sustainability.
Below are two progression maps which outline the units each half term: