Our intention is that when children leave Sheldwich they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive, and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–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. Our PSHE, Citizenship curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences for later life. Acknowledging that from September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects, our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.
PSHE and Citizenship is taught in a series of carefully sequenced lessons so that the children can develop depth in their learning and acquire a range of skills and knowledge so that they are all confident, successful citizens.
PSHE is taught through six half termly themes with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level):
Autumn1: New Beginnings
Autumn 2: Getting on and falling out.
Spring 1: Going for Goals
Spring 2: Good to be me.
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changes
PSHE and Citizenship lessons are delivered in a welcoming inclusive nurturing environment which encourages the children to find their voice to discuss their ideas about different topics developing deep understanding of the concepts. Children are encouraged to participate in a range of ways such a hot seating, acting out a role play, creating a poster or joining in a circle time discussion.
Each class has a folder which follows them from Class 1 throughout their time at Sheldwich where pertinent evidence is collated.
Children are taught in mixed ability year groups.
Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum.
Parents are informed annually when lessons on puberty are being taught.
As a staff team we collectively analyzed the Relationship and Sex Education Policy outcomes and highlighted the links within other taught subjects such as PSHE, RE, ICT, Science, P.E. and the wider curriculum to ensure that we are providing full coverage of all aspects for our pupils.
At Sheldwich children are immersed in an exciting wider curriculum which enables them to develop in all aspects of PHSE, Citizenship and RSE.
We believe that focusing on developing the wellbeing in our children will help them to build resilience, independence and confidence; embrace challenge; foster a love of learning; and increase their level of happiness. We do this through the language we use in class, issuing raffle tickets and praising children for their efforts, termly screening of pupil’s well-being and involvement at Pupil Progress meetings and Fan
As a result of our teaching, you will see:
Children who can approach a range of real-life
At an age-appropriate level children who understand the physical aspects involved in RSE.
Children who have respect for themselves and others.
Confident Children who have a positive self esteem
Within lessons formative teacher assessment and pupil self-assessments are made. Summative professional judgements are recorded on a termly basis and Reporting to Parents takes place on a regular basis through informal updates if/when required, during consultation sessions held twice a year and through a formal written ‘Mid-Year’ and ‘End of Year’ report.