At Badbury Park Primary School, it is important to us that children can achieve their greatest potential while also helping children to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active and responsible citizens, regardless of their starting points in life. In order to do this, we use Twinkl and the PSHE associations thematic approach to build our long term whole school overview. This covers all three core themes (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World) over the school year, with three topics per half term.
As we know that PSHE is always at the heart of everything we do, it is important to us to use a thematic approach that can allow all children across all year groups to work on similar themes at the same time. This learning can then feed into all lessons, our whole school assemblies, recognition certificates, class circle times, lunchtime support and parent workshops. It also ensures that all staff can promote our focus PSHE learning and values to all children whenever they are interacting with them, whether this be in class, on the playground at lunchtime, moving around the school during the day or in afterschool club.
The PSHE association thematic approach ensures that as school we cover all statutory learning set out in the national curriculum but with freedom to find the resources and activities that will best support the needs of our children and school ethos. We use the Twinkl PSHE scheme and PSHE Association resources bank to build our individual lessons.
Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and Relationship and Health Education (RHSE) will be taught across the school year through PSHE lessons. PSHE has been grouped into the themes of Relationships, Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World. It is taught by class teachers or a HLTA. The sessions are taught using a range of teaching methods including philosophical questioning, debate, circle times, outdoor learning, use of ICT, discussions, looking at case studies, drama, and role-play. The whole school long term plan can be seen on the school website.
Work, discussions, and learning are recorded in a class floor book which will be available for children to access and revisit when needed.
Our inclusion team work closely with teachers to identify children requiring extra support and ensure, through different intervention groups and clubs, that their needs are catered for.
RHSE is usually delivered in mixed gender groups, however, there may be occasions where single gender groups are more appropriate and relevant. On these occasions, parents will be communicated with and made aware.
Assessments of children’s PSHE knowledge and understanding will be monitored throughout the year and will be assessed at each data point . Teachers will also ensure that what their teaching reflects the needs of the class and build this into their PSHE lessons and daily circle times. This will be evident in the class floor books. The assessments and/or evaluations of the units will inform us of children’s next steps and support us in refining and developing our social and emotional interventions
To view our whole school PSHE Long term plan, please click here.
Our Class 'Worry Monsters'