The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our PSHE Curriculum.
At Willington Primary School, the aim of PSHE is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the world around them in order to help them develop as young citizens. In an every-changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being. PSHE is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school. At Willington Primary, PSHE plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas. In RE, we promote the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children. In PE, we educate children on the importance of physical health and exercise.
At Willington Primary School, PSHE is taught in blocks. Each half term has a unit theme:
Autumn Term – Relationships
Spring Term – Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
Summer Term – Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
These are taught to an appropriate level depending on the age of the children. These units are linked to safeguarding, the school values and British values.
Lessons involve class discussions and group activities and evidence of the work completed is recorded in children’s RE books. This may be through photographs, post it notes or a few sentences from the children about what they have focused on for that session.
Our school values, and inclusion of safeguarding within our curriculum, is vital as first and foremost, we want our children to be safe and happy so that they can excel in all aspects of school life. Our PSHE curriculum provides them with a chance to reflect and learn about these crucial elements.
Our children and staff value well-being, mental health and good citizenship. Through our curriculum, we believe that we prepare children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them, during this vital stage of their life, for the adult world.