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PSHE - Miss Beresford

Why do we teach PSHE?

 

Although PSHE is not a statutory subject, we feel that children need to be provided the tools to enable them to tackle and prepare for various issues and opportunities which they may face in their lives.

 

In PSHE lessons at Ripley Junior School, we aim to support children to:

  • Know and understand their emotions, beliefs and values
  • Be able to rehearse and develop their enquiry and interpersonal skills
  • Understand that they have a right to form their opinions, make decisions and choices and access knowledge and opportunities
  • Understand that they have a responsibility to listen to the opinions of others, respect their rights and decisions, enable others to learn and be safe and secure, participate in building a successful community

PSHE Curriculum Overview:

 

Units are taken from the Derbyshire ASK scheme of work. Year 3/5 and Years 6/4 will cover the same units, at age appropriate levels, building on the work of previous units.

 

PSHE should either be taught weekly, in at least one 30 minute slot, or over in larger sessions which equates to around 2/3 hours over the half term.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3 and 5

Why do we have rules?

(Citizenship)

What makes a good friend? (Relationships)

What does proud mean?

(Proud to be me)

I don’t like vegetables, should I eat them?

(Staying healthy)

Are all changes bad?

(Changes)

Why do I sometimes feel angry? (Getting on and falling out)

 

Sex and Relationships

(Where do babies come from?)

Year 4 and 6

I find it hard to concentrate.

(Going for goals)

What does a bully look like?

(Feeling safe)

Should boys cry?

(Difference and Diversity)

Does money make us happy?

(Money Matters)

Drugs and Alcohol

(Drug Education)

Why do I sometimes feel angry? (Getting on and falling out)

 

Sex and Relationships

(Where do babies come from?)

Ripley Junior School – Sex and Relationships Education (PSHE Summer Term)

 

Year Group

Learning Outcomes

3

  • Recognise that change is part of growing up.
  • Identify different types of relationships, how they begin and how to develop the skills to be effective in relationships.
  • Understand the needs of a new baby.
  • Consider the impact of a new baby on the family and develop strategies to cope with change.
  • Develop skills in asking for help.
  • Develop strategies for resisting peer pressure.
  • Recognise that there are agencies to support children and young people to be safe and happy.

4

  • Describe strategies for coping with change.
  • Develop positive attitudes to personal body image.
  • Recognise some of their own positive skills and attributes.
  • Revise the correct terms for sexual body parts and other major organs in the body.
  • Begin to learn about the physical and emotional changes during puberty.
  • Understand how the need to keep clean changes during puberty.
  • Develop strategies for resisting peer pressure.
  • Recognise that there are agencies to support children and young people to be safe and happy.

5

  • Understand how boys and girls bodies change during puberty.
  • Understand how to deal with physical changes e.g. periods, wed dreams
  • Explain a range of emotional changes in puberty and how to deal with them.
  • Consider how different qualities impact on friendship/relationships.
  • Reflect on the need for love and trust in a range of relationships.
  • Understand the pressure to conform to gender and body stereotypes come from media and peer pressure.

6

  • Revise and develop understanding of puberty.
  • Understand the pressure to conform to gender and body stereotypes come from media and peer pressure.
  • Understand how a baby is conceived.
  • Understand how babies are born.
  • Recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships and relationships, and understand their right to physical boundaries.
  • Understand the influence of the media when forming views on sex and relationships..
  • Understand how to keep safe using the internet and other technology.
  • Consider why some people get married or have married and stable relationships and how this is important for family life.
  • Consider when an adult may be ready for parenthood.
  • Know there are ways for adults to avoid pregnancy.
  • Understand that adults need to protect their health during sexual relationships.
  • Develop awareness of the pressures to conform to gender and some strategies to deal with gender based prejudice.
  • Consider aspirations for the future.

 

How do we teach PSHE at Ripley Junior School?

 

Lessons will take place at different times and will be shaped based upon the needs of each year group, class or even individual pupil(s). We may complete units in small groups, whole classes or even year groups depending on the nature of the subject. We always target the teaching of PSHE at an age appropriate level.

 

In some lessons, we may use videos, images or stories to create opportunities for discussion. At times, we may even use topical events or work issues - it will all depend on the nature and needs of the unit and class. Not every lesson will produce written work as PSHE lessons provide great opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills. In some lessons, we may produce poems, post-it ideas, write letters or  brainstorm ideas around an issue. In others, we will spend time talking and debating issues.

 

If you feel that you have any resources (or are able to come into school and help us in any way) please contact your child's teacher! 

How do we assess PSHE?

 

During lessons, we observe and consider the responses given. At times, we will ask children targeted questions to gain a deeper understanding of children's ideas. Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Support Staff will also note down any key information as they lead sessions which may be referred back to at another time. If we feel that extra support is needed, based on discussions in class, we may use these assessments to support children within our nurture programme, or to work with parents at home. We also report back to parents during Parents' Evening and within the End of Year report.

 

 

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