PSHE & RSE
“Because our school is preparing the children to be successful citizens of the future, our PSHE curriculum is based on rights, responsibilities and respecting identity in a diverse world.”
At Studlands Rise First School, PSHE education is the utmost importance in developing our pupils’ knowledge and skills to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. Our PSHE education helps pupils to develop the skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our children can tackle barriers to learning, raise their aspirations and improve their life chances. The teaching of Fundamental British Values is weaved into the full curriculum.
As a school we aim to:
Ensure our children know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle
Make children aware of how to stay safe, including online
Ensure pupils know what a healthy relationship is. Help pupils develop their resilience, perseverance and self esteem
Develop mindfulness which will help increase concentration, emotional awareness and focus
Ensure our pupils become active members of their community
We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work within school. Jigsaw consists of six half term units (puzzles) each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year. Every piece has two learning objectives, one specific to Relationships and Health Education PSHE and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.
Puzzles are launched in a whole school assembly containing an original song with each year group studying the same unit at the same time, building sequentially throughout the school year, facilitating whole school learning themes. The various learning teaching and learning activities are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation.
Learning in PSHE is celebrated every week in assembly, with individuals being awarded Jigsaw pieces for displaying the required learning throughout the week. This is added to a whole school display and shared with parents.