Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE is at the core of what we do at Elmgrove and enables our children to become kind, respectful, committed and responsible members of society, as well as developing intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.
As a part of your child’s education at Elmgrove Primary School and Nursery, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, PSHE is divided into 3 sections: self-confidence and self-awareness, making relationships and managing feeling and behaviour. In Reception, a great deal of time is spent focusing on children’s personal, social and emotional development. We hope that by the end of Reception children are able to regulate their feelings, speak confidently about their wants and needs, and can adapt their behaviour when necessary. The EYFS teachers use the Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) strand of Development Matters to plan their lessons.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We follow the PSHE Association programme of study which follows three core themes:
1. Health and Wellbeing;
3. Living in the Wider World, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility.
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)
From the spring term, the children learn about the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education aspect of the programme, our programme of study is supplemented with Christopher Winter Project resource, Teaching RSE:
Lessons in Reception will include pupils learning about: recognising the importance of friendship; recognising the importance of saying sorry and forgiveness; recognising that all families are different. Scheme of work can be found here.
RSE lessons in year 1 will include pupils learning about: respecting differences and understanding that we can still be friends; discuss how children grow and change; explore different types of families and who to ask for help; identify who can help when families make us feel unhappy or unsafe. Scheme of work can be found here.
RSE lessons in year 2 will include pupils learning about: the concept of gender stereotypes; identifying the differences between males and females and understanding how this is part of the life cycle; describing the physical differences between boys and girls and name the different body parts. Scheme of work can be found here.
RSE lessons in year 3 will include pupils learning about: identifying that people are unique and to respect those differences; exploring the differences between male and female bodies; considering appropriate and inappropriate physical contact and consent; exploring different types of families and who to go to for help and support. Scheme of work can be found here.
RSE lessons in year 4 will include pupils learning about: exploring the human life cycle; identifying some basic facts about puberty and how it is linked to reproduction exploring respect in a range of relationships; discussing the characteristics of healthy relationships. Scheme of work can be found here.
RSE lessons in year 5 will include pupils learning about: growing and changing, including the emotional and physical changes occurring in puberty; growing and changing, including understanding the male and female puberty changes; growing and changing, including the impact of puberty on the body and the importance of physical hygiene; exploring ways to get support during puberty. Scheme of work can be found here.
RSE lessons in year 6 will include pupils learning about: growing and changing, including puberty; healthy relationships, including the importance of communication and respect; different ways people might start a family, including the decisions that might need to be made before having children and some basic facts about conception and pregnancy. Pupils will also have opportunities to ask questions. Scheme of work can be found here.