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PSHE

At St Thomas we teach the children to become independent, responsible citizens who have an awareness of right and wrong. In-line with the curriculum, the teaching of PSHE equips pupils to leave primary education with a solid understanding of social skills, moral beliefs, sex education and radicalisation. 

 

Health education and relationships education/RSE will become a compulsory part of the curriculum from September 2020 and we will continue to strive to meet all aspects of the PSHE curriculum.

We use a number of programs to create a syllabus which contains many units relating to current issues within today’s world and society, while providing full coverage for all areas of PSHE. Lessons are taught through a variety of teaching and learning styles such as role-play, storytelling, circle times and games and these are extremely effective when engaging pupils, making learning purposeful and have positive feedback from the pupils. In addition to this, elements of PSHE are taught subtly and embedding throughout in every contact made in or out of school, with every child, peer and adult.

There is a close relationship between PSHE and Religious Education at St Thomas’ and on many occasions the subjects overlap.

  

Year 1

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Throughout the term, we will be giving the children the opportunity to develop the following attitudes and dispositions:

  • Is happy and positive
  • Is willing to have a go and embraces new ideas.
  • Is interested and has hobbies.
  • Is good at taking turns
  • Is able to accept losing

 

These attitudes and dispositions will be taught through a mixture of specific lessons and across the curriculum.

 

  • Knowing that I belong to a community, feeling safe and content within my class
  • Feeling good about my strengths.
  • Knowing some more ways to calm myself down when I feel scared or upset.
  • Understanding others’ feelings
  • Knowing some ways to solve a problem.
  • Knowing what bullying is, what to do if I am bullied and who I can talk to about it.

 

  • Knowing myself and understanding and managing my feelings
  • Standing up for myself
  • Making the right choices
  • Sharing worries and asking for help when you need it
  • Thinking how we can look after our minds
  • To use technology safely and respectfully
  • Identifying ways to keep themselves safe online

 

  • Thinking about and planning to overcome obstacles
  • Knowing I can make my own choices about my behaviour
  • Knowing I can talk about my feelings when I feel alone and knowing people who are important to me
  • Telling you some things about me that have changed and some things that will not change
  • Knowing some changes are natural and happen by themselves

 

 

Year 2

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Develop their awareness of rules.
  • Show kindness in different ways.
  • Talk in front of peers and share feelings.
  • Speak out to an adult if someone or something upsets me or somebody else.
  • Say what they like about other people.
  • Overcome problems with friends.
  • Communicate our feelings about God’s treasures.
  • Work in a team cooperatively to communicate the Nativity story.
  • Respect others’ personal space when working in a group.
  • Use manners when speaking and listening to others.
  • Be proud of my achievements during the term.

 

  • Consider how to be a better friend.
  • Consider how to tackle and solve problems they may encounter throughout childhood.
  • Learn about British Values.
  • Discuss worries about using the internet and consider how to stay safe.
  • Consider how to be a better listener.
  • Share special memories with peers.
  • Listen to others’ special memories.
  • Learning strategies for dealing with anger.

 

  • Identifying good and bad choices.
  • Discussing the importance of making good choices.
  • Identify how we feel when others make good and bad choices.
  • Developing our confidence when talking in front of groups.
  • Identifying the importance of using good manners.
  • Discussing how we feel when bad manners are used.
  • Accumulating ideas about how we can improve our teamwork skills.
  • Identifying what we can do if issues arise in team situations.
  • Discussing what we can do to show respect.

 

 

Year 3

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • We will be working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Three pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.

New Beginnings:

  • School rules about health and safety, basic emergency aid procedures and where to get help;
  • Recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals;
  • Why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules;

Getting on and falling out:

  • Reflect on spiritual, moral social and cultural issues, using imagination to understand other people’s experiences;
  • Resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices;
  • That their actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people’s feelings and to try to see things from their points of view;
  • That differences and similarities between people arise from a number of factors, including cultural, ethnic, racial and religious diversity, gender and disability.

 

Anti-Bullying Week:

  • To realise the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours, such as bullying and racism, for individuals and communities;
  • To realise the nature and consequences of racism, teasing, bullying, and aggressive behaviours and how to respond to them and ask for help;

 

 

Going for Goals:

  • Recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals;
  • To resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices;
  • To recognise the different risks in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly.

Good To Be Me:

  • To talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society;
  • To recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals;
  • To reflect on spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, using imagination to understand other people’s experiences;
  • That their actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people’s feelings and to try to see things from their points of view;

 

Working on the attributes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Three pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.

Relationships:

  • That their actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people’s feelings and to try to see things from their points of view;
  • To be aware of different types of relationships, including marriage, and those between friends and families, and to develop the skills to be effective in relationships. (Link to the work we do in  RE)

Changes:

  • To face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices and taking action;

 

 

Year 4

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Establishing the rules and standards for our classroom.
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Four pupils.
  • Revisit the fundamental British values of our nation, focusing on Democracy, Rule of the Law and Mutual Respect.
  • Looking at Growth Mindset and how to achieve your goals.

 

Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Four pupils.

  • Following on with work during Child Mental Health Week
  • Keeping safe in school, at home and on the internet, linking to visits from the NSPCC and Safer Internet Day
  • Our Healthy School Mission

 

    • Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Four pupils.
  • Exploring Come and See’s Journey in Love Topic, focusing on sex and relationship education at an appropriate level for Year 4.
  • Transitioning to a new year group and discussing the challenges, worries and excitement this brings.
  • Getting on and falling out and how to manage our feelings.

 

 

Year 5

Autumn

Spring

Summer

New beginnings, Getting on and falling out and Antibullying.

  • Explore the ideas around a new school year, teacher and set of expectations.
  • Recognise different points of view.
  • Understand it’s ok to have a different point of view from someone else.
  • Explore ways to dealing with disagreements.
  • Understand that we won’t get along with others all the time and develop skills to deal with that.
  • Know the different types of bullying that occur.
  • Understand the difference between unkind behaviour and bullying.
  • Explore what to do/who to go to if and when bullying occurs.
  • Explore what to do if your witness bullying occurring.

 

Death and dying and Core British Values

 

  • Explore the emotions and taboos associated with death.
  • Discuss own emotions and experiences of loss.
  • Understand that talking about death can ease the pain of loss.
  • Know the core British Values.
  • Explore how the British Values affect us as citizens.
  • Explore key religious figures and how their examples can guide us.(RE)

 

: Keeping Safe and SRE/Puberty

 

  • Explore safeguarding issues including the use of social media and apps.
  • Discuss own emotions and experiences of internet related issues.
  • Explore the ideas of gangs and drugs in our area.
  • Understand county lines.
  • Explore the concept of radicalisation.
  • Explore the changes that occur in puberty.
  • Explore questions/concerns pupils have around puberty.
  • Explore the physical changes to bodies during puberty.
  • Understand the development of humans from conception to birth (Science).

 

 

Year 6

Autumn

Spring

Summer

  • Establishing the rules and standards for our classroom.
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Six pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.
  • Understanding British Values.
  • Recognise the impact of bullying, gangs and knife crime.
  • Appreciate the significance of Black History.
  • Making cross-curricular links across our curriculum.

 

  • Consistently reinforcing the rules and standards for our classroom.
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attributes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Six pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.
  • Recognise the importance of mental health.
  • Understand how to use the internet safely.
  • Realise the impact natural disasters, such as famine, have on people.
  • Comment on how we can reduce our carbon footprint.

 

  • Embedding the rules and standards for our classroom
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • Working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Six pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.
  • Learning more about our bodies and relationships through our RSE lessons.
  • Understand the impact our choices can have.

 

 

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