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PSHCE Curriculum 2019 - 2020

The new and updated PSHCE Policy will be uploaded upon completion, by the end of Autumn Term 2 this academic year. 

WELCOME TO THE BRAND NEW PSHCE CURRICULUM FOR 2019 - 2020!

 

Although PSHCE is not a statutory subject, we strongly feel that children need to be provided with the tools to enable them to tackle and prepare for various issues and opportunities which they may face in their lives. The government has introduced brand new PSHCE reforms for the academic year of 2019 - 2020. They are biggest reforms to the subject the government have implemented in over 20 years! At Ripley Junior School we have seized the opportunity to tackle them and implement them into our child centred curriculum. 

 

In PSHCE at Ripley Junior School we cover the following topics: 

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships 
  • Sex and relationships education
  • Respectful relationships 
  • Being safe 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 

 

Mental health is a huge topic in PSHCE, which is covered during Summer Term 2. However, aspects of mental health are taught throughout every half term under the new curriculum guidance so that children can fully understand what good mental health looks like and quickly recognise issues that may be related to mental health declining. 

 

This is a curriculum we are very excited about and cannot wait to deliver throughout 2019 - 2020. Each topic is carefully differentiated to be age appropriate so that all children can access all areas of it and so that each new year they are learning fresh skills and knowledge. 

 

Maybe you could chat to your child/ren about any issues they might be worried about in school or at home? 

 

If you feel as a parent you need any support with any aspect of our PSHCE curriculum, or any support with areas of personal, social, health or communication education then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Wood. 

PSHCE Curriculum Overview:

 

Units are taken from the brand new government guidance for 2019 - 2020. All year groups will cover the same units, at age appropriate levels, building on the work of previous units.

 

PSHCE should either be taught weekly, in at least one 1 hour slot, or over in larger sessions which equates to around 6 - 7 hours over the half term. This ensures your child learns all of the objectives required. 

 

Please have a look at the Ripley Junior School PSHCE Curriculum above to see all of objectives in detail that your child will be covering throughout the school year. 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years  3 to 6

Families and People who Care for Me

Caring Friendships 

Sex and Relationships Education

Respectful Relationships 

Being Safe

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Ripley Junior School – Sex and Relationships Education 2019 - 2020.

 

The Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum is brand new for 2019 - 2020 and has been created based on the views of teachers, parents and children! One way in which the government have helped schools is by allowing them to create their own Sex and Relationships Education based on their own childrens needs. What children need and is relevant in one school, might be completely different to the needs of another cohort! 

 

Thank you to everyone who responded to the surveys sent out about the content of Sex and Relationships Education at Ripley Junior School, we were overwhelmed and very pleased that parents care so much about what their children are taught. The feedback has directly influenced the curriculum we have created with most views in mind. Unfortunately we could not create a curriculum that matched everything parents suggested, however we are very pleased to say the majority of opinions and beliefs have been catered for. 

 

Thanks to staff, parents and children we have been able to create a modern Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum that focuses on current topics and areas that are important to people today. 

 

PLEASE SEE MRS WOOD IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THIS CURRICULUM OR IF YOU WOULD PREFER YOUR CHILD DID NOT TAKE PART IN LESSONS. YOU ARE STILL LEGALLY ENTITLED TO REMOVE YOUR CHILD FROM THESE LESSONS, PROVIDED THAT YOU ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE A SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION AT HOME. WE HAVE RESOURCES IN SCHOOL THAT YOU CAN BORROW AND USE TO HELP YOU WITH THIS. WE WILL SUPPORT YOU IN ANY WAY THAT WE CAN. 

 

Please note that the Sex and Relationships Education Policy will be uploaded upon completion. This will be no later than Autumn Term 2 this academic year. 

 

Here are the objectives your child will cover in each year group: 

 

Year Group

Learning Outcomes

3

  • Name the external body parts, including penis, testicles, anus, vagina breasts and nipples.
  • To know how bodies change during puberty including getting taller quickly, body hair, facial hair, sweating and voices changing.
  • To know how babies grow and develop from birth including how a baby is fed and that breast feeding in public is acceptable and normal.
  • To know the benefits of breast feeding and why some ladies choose to breast feed and why some choose not to.
  • To know what it means to consent to kissing and how old you have to be to be able to consent.
  • To be aware of possible sexual abuse (pants video from NSPCC) and how to ensure that it doesn’t happen and that it stops if an occurrence does happen.
Children to be given opportunities to ask questions anonymously and any that teachers feel are appropriate can be addressed and answered.

4

  • Name external body parts, including cervix, womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, breasts, anus, testicles, urethra, penis, anus.
  • To know how our bodies change during puberty including body hair, facial hair, sweating, voices changing, breasts growing and changes to the penis and testicles.
  • To know how babies grow and develop in the womb.
  • To know what periods are and why women have them (basic, not detailed)
  • To know what it means to consent to kissing and how old you have to be to be able to consent.
  • To be aware of possible sexual abuse (pants video from NSPCC) and how to ensure that it doesn’t happen and that it stops if an occurrence does happen.
  • To know what it means to be gay or lesbian and that it is completely acceptable and normal if someone is.
Children to be given opportunities to ask questions anonymously and any that teachers feel are appropriate can be addressed and answered.

5

  • Name external body parts, including cervix, womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, breasts, anus, vulva, clitoris, urethral opening, testes, scrotum, urethra, rectum, anus.
  • To know how our emotions might change during puberty and that to be happy one minute and angry or sad the next for no real reason is normal, to know that feelings towards the opposite or same sex may start to occur that have not been felt before and that this is normal.
  • To know where babies come from (the egg and sperm and where these are located) and how they are made (sexual intercourse).
  • To know what periods are and how to use sanitary products and which products are appropriate to use when you first start your period, changes that happen for girls such as masturbation urges, feelings of attraction towards others, mood swings due to hormonal changes (girl only talk).
  • To know changes that happen in boys such as erections, wet dreams, the urge to masterbate, feelings of attraction towards others, aggression due to testosterone rises etc (boy only talk)
  • To be aware of possible sexual abuse (pants video from NSPCC) and how to ensure that it doesn’t happen and that it stops if an occurrence does happen. To know the Childline number.
  • To know what a boyfriend or girlfriend is, when you are old enough to have one and what it means to give consent for any touching or kissing and how old you have to be legally to consent.
  • To reflect on how the media affects our understanding of a relationship and what the expectation of a relationship is. What do we see on the TV that is realistic? What about unrealistic? What is the role of a boy in a relationship and what is the role of a girl?
  • To know what it means to be bisexual and that it is acceptable and normal if someone is. Children to be given opportunities to ask questions anonymously and any that teachers feel are appropriate can be addressed and answered.

6

  • Name external body parts, including cervix, womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, breasts, anus, vulva, clitoris, urethral opening, inner labia, outer labia, testes, scrotum, anus, urethra, rectum, prostate gland, erectile tissue.
  • To know that mood swings occur in puberty and what causes them, to know the name of progesterone and oestrogen. To understand that feeling happy one minute and then suddenly angry or sad the next for no real reason is normal, to know feelings of aggression can be normal and how to manage aggression.
  • To know what the act of sex is and why people have sex, when sex is legal, and what age you are allowed to consent to sex.
  • To be aware of possible sexual abuse (pants video from NSPCC) and how to ensure that it doesn’t happen and that it stops if an occurrence does happen. To know the Childline number.
  • To know the ways available to prevent pregnancy.
  • To know the difference between loving someone and what it takes to build love in a relationship, and fancying someone and how the two can become confused.
  • To know what it means to be transgender and that it is normal and acceptable if someone is transgender.  
Children to be given opportunities to ask questions anonymously and any that teachers feel are appropriate can be addressed and answered.

 

Please find below the Sex and Relationships Education Policy and the letter that was sent home to parents once the curriculum had been reviewed and created. 

Health Education at Ripley Junior School - Also new for 2019 - 2020!

 

The government have introduced new guidance as part of the PSHCE curriculum that directly addresses Health Education in school. These fall under 3 key areas - Basic First Aid, Health and Prevention and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco. 

 

We have taken the objectives and carefully put them into a differentiated curriculum. Health Education at Ripley Junior School will be taught over 1 or 2 'Health Days'. 

 

We hope the children really enjoy them and learn brand new life skills that they will always remember! 

 

Please see below our Health Education Curriculum: 

 

The following objectives are to be blocked as 2 full ‘Health Days’ in the term of each year groups choice or as a whole school on 2 designated ‘RJS Health Days’:

 

 

Basic First Aid

Health and Prevention

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

 

Year 3

  • To know how to make a clear and efficient call to the emergency services.
  • What incidents warrant a call to the emergency services and what events do not
  • Which emergency service is required for what emergency
  • What information you need to know in order to get emergency services to come out
  • Who you should call the emergency services for – strangers, family and friends
  • Knowing when not to try and help someone yourself and to rely only upon emergency services
  • What situations require you to get to safety before calling the emergency services
  • Which incidents do not require a call to the emergency services
  • What numbers we have that we can ring if we are unsure eg 111 or 101

 

 

 

Year 4

  • To know how to help someone who has a head injury
  • To know how to dress a flesh wound and which dressing is appropriate for what wound
  • To know what to do if we find someone unconscious
  • To know what to do if we feel ill with a headache and what medications are ok
  • To know when it is ok to take medication and who we need to supervise us if we do
  • To know what to do if someone falls over and can’t get up
  • To know what to do if someone obtains a back injury

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

 

  

  • How to recognise early signs of physical illness such as weight loss, or strange changes to the body that cannot be explained and the importance of good quality sleep for good health and that a lack of sleep can affect weight, mood, the ability to learn and mental health.
  • Safe exposure to the sun and how to reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer
  • About personal hygiene and the benefits of washing our body and hair and how often we should wash our body and hair
  • About personal hygiene and how germs are spread and the benefits of handwashing
  • Benefits of visiting the dentist and having good oral hygiene and what having good oral hygiene constitutes
  • The importance of immunisations, what an immunisation is and how they help protect us.

 

 

Year 6

 

 

 

 

  • To describe the effects of tobacco and alcohol on the body and understand why people smoke or drink
  • To describe the effects of some drugs on the body eg Marajuana and understand why some people smoke it
  • To know what is meant by the term ‘drug’
  • Explain what is meant by legal and illegal, prescribed and unprescribed drugs
  • Consider their own values and attitudes towards smoking and drinking
  • Identify when an influence becomes a pressure
  • Be aware of resistance strategies to pressure
  • Explore a variety of situations where they may need help
  • Find information and advice

 

How do we teach PSHCE 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 PSHCE 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 PSHCE?

 

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.

 

Each class has a worry box that your child can write their worries in anonymously. This box also gives an idea to the teacher overall of how the children are developing personally and socially. 

 

If you wish to see written evidence of PSHCE being taught in class, please ask the class teacher if you can view our Wellbeing Class Books. 

 

Sex and Relationships Education can be found in Science Books. 

 

 

ANTI - BULLYING AT RIPLEY JUNIOR SCHOOL!

 

 

Anti- Bullying Policy

At Ripley Junior School we have a 'No Tolerance' policy on bullying. Each year we have an Anti-Bullying Week, when children learn what the different types of bullying are, how to respond and deal with bullying with a particular focus on cyber bullying. The children at RJS are fabulous and we are very lucky that incidents of bullying are very rare. 
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