PSHE

PSHE

At The Meadows, our planned curriculum programme of learning opportunities and experiences, specifically promotes children’s personal, social and health development and helps them to grow as individuals and as members of families and communities. PSHE equips children and young people with knowledge and practical skills to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives, both now and in the future. Through the explicit teaching of mental and emotional health, we promote pupils’ wellbeing through an understanding of their own and others’ emotions and the development of healthy coping strategies. It also contributes to safeguarding, providing pupils with knowledge, understanding and strategies to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as equipping them to support others who are facing challenges.

PSHE also enables them to reflect on and clarify both their own and British values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of attitudes and values they encounter now and in the future.

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Characteristics of a child growing up as a successful citizen  in modern Britain.

  • Be able to demonstrate that they recognise their own worth and that of others, and identify positive ways to face new challenges.
  • The ability to express their views confidently, and listen to and show respect for the views of others.
  • The ability to make choices about how to develop healthy lifestyles.
  • The ability to identify some factors that affect emotional health and well-being.
  • Ability to identify different types of relationships and show ways to maintain good relationships.
  • Research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.
  • Understand why and how rules are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and take part in making and changing rules.
  • Demonstrate respect and tolerance towards others, and resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices
  • Shown an appreciation of the diversity of religious, and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and describe some of the different beliefs and values in society.
  • Be able to articulate the meaning of the British Values and how these support harmony within their own and wider communities.

 

Implementation

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following learning hooks:

  • Caring friendships
  • Families and people who care for me
  • Respectful relationships
  • Being Safe
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet Safety and online harm
  • Online relationships
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic First aid
  • Changing bodies
  • Being a good citizen

These key concepts or as we like to explain them to children – learning hooks, underpin learning in each milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language.

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years 1 to 6 is mapped as follows:

 

Key Concept

Learning Hook

Milestone 1

Years 1/2

Milestone 2

Y3/4

Milestone 3

Y5/6

Caring friendships

 

Families and people who care for me

 

VIPs

This unit explores the Very Important Persons (VIPs) in the children’s lives and the ways in which they can develop positive relationships with them. It enables them to identify what makes someone a special person in their life and who these are. They are also encouraged to explore why families and friendships are important and understand that although these units are different for everyone, there are things they can do to resolve differences and build healthy and positive relationships within them. This unit also teaches the children the importance of cooperation and how to show the special people in their lives that they care and the positive impact of doing this.

 

VIPs

This unit, entitled VIPs (Very Important Persons), will focus on relationships we have with our VIPs. It will look at friendships, how friendships are formed and maintained, and the qualities of a good friend. The lessons will then move on to disputes and bullying and will address strategies for coping with each of these.

 

VIPs

This unit entitled VIPs (Very Important Persons) will focus on relationships. Children will identify who their VIPs are within their families and friendship groups and how important kindness and respect are within these relationships. The unit addresses conflicts and resolutions in relationships. The children will also look at the secrets and dares as well as healthy and unhealthy relationships.

 

Respectful relationships

VIPs

 

VIPs

 

VIPs

 

Being Safe

Safety First

In this unit of work, children will learn about everyday dangers, in the home and outside and how they can keep themselves safe. Children will also learn about the Internet and how to stay safe online. They will be taught about the Underwear Rule, which includes information about appropriate and inappropriate touching and knowing that what is inside their underwear is private. Children will also learn about people who help them and how to get help when needed, as well as their growing responsibility for their own safety.

 

Safety First

In this unit of work, children will consider what it means to take responsibility for their own safety. This will include the decisions they make and how they can stand up to peer pressure in a range of situations. They will learn about everyday risks, hazards and dangers and what to do in risky or dangerous situations. They will also learn about road safety and dangerous substances; drugs (including medicines), cigarettes and alcohol. Children will look at e-Safety, considering what should never be shared and how to report any concerns about online incidents.

 

Safety First

In this unit of work, children will consider what it means to take

responsibility for their own safety, including the decisions they make

and how they can stand up to peer pressure in a range of situations.

They will assess the risk associated with different situations and

learn about what to do if they feel in danger. They will also learn

about how to identify an emergency, what to do in this situation and

how to get help when needed. Children will look at e-Safety in detail,

including social media, considering what should never be shared and

how to report any concerns with incidents online.

Mental wellbeing

Think Positive

This unit is designed to help children recognise, talk about and accept their feelings, both positive and negative, as well as how to manage certain emotions. The lessons support them in thinking positively and calmly, making good decisions and developing resilience.

 

Be Yourself

This unit is inspired by the idea that having confidence to ‘be yourself’ can have a positive impact on mental health and emotional wellbeing. It aims to enable children to recognise their positive qualities and appreciate their individuality. In this unit, children are encouraged to recognise different emotions and explore different strategies to help them manage any uncomfortable feelings they experience. They will learn about how big life changes impact on feelings and emotions and explore the importance of sharing their thoughts and feelings.

 

Think Positive

This unit is designed to build on what the children have already learnt about feelings, both positive and negative and how our attitude towards life can affect our mental health. The lessons centre on themes such as thinking positively and calmly, managing difficult emotions, taking responsibility for decisions and developing a growth mindset approach to learning.

 

Be Yourself

This unit is inspired by the idea that it is important to have confidence to be yourself. It aims to enable children to identify their strengths and achievements as well as help them to recognise different emotions they experience. In this unit, children will also explore how to express their thoughts and feelings respectfully and how to be assertive when in uncomfortable situations. The children will also have an opportunity to explore the influence of the media in how we view ourselves and analyse the reality of these messages. The unit ends with the children exploring how to make things right when we make mistakes and the importance of learning from these.

 

Think Positive

This unit is designed to help children further develop their understanding about thoughts and emotions, both positive and negative. The lessons centre around themes such as: the links between our thoughts, feelings and emotions; making good choices; mindfulness and applying a growth mindset approach to life.

 

Be Yourself

This unit is inspired by the idea that we are all individuals and that it is important to ‘be yourself’. It aims to encourage the children to develop a positive view of themselves and enable them to recognise the importance of being proud of their individuality. In this unit, children focus on the importance of recognising situations where they need to make positive choices in order to do the right thing. They also explore how to avoid being led into tricky situations and how to recognise and respond to peer pressure. It will also look at how to be confident and how to manage uncomfortable feelings. The unit ends by helping the children to investigate how to make things right when they make a mistake.

 

Moving to High School

Pupils will learn about the feelings and common anxieties pupils face when starting key stage 3/moving to secondary school. 
They will also explore ways of managing these feelings. 


 

Internet safety and harms

 

Online relationships

Online Safety 1

In this unit, children learn about the potential dangers in the online world and what basic steps we all need to take in order to have positive digital experiences.  Children learn the SMART rules and look at what information should be kept safe when using the Internet. The lessons then explore the positives and potential negatives of online communication, such as email, and children will develop the skills to recognise potential dangers and act accordingly to keep themselves and others safe.

 

Online Safety 2

In this unit, children learn about how what they do online leaves a trail called a digital footprint. They will look at how to improve the efficiency of their online searches, the types of websites that are best for children to access when looking for information, as well as how to identify inappropriate content and the actions they should take if they do. Children will be introduced to the term ‘cyber bullying’ and look at how they should communicate online and deal with instances of people being unkind via digital means.

 

 

 

Safety First

 

Online Safety 1

In this unit, children are introduced to email and other forms of online communication. They will look at how to write and send emails, as well as how to decide if an email is safe to open. They will build on their existing knowledge of cyber bullying and how to deal with unkind behaviour online. The use and importance of privacy settings is introduced and children will discuss the types of information we should not share online. They will build on the idea of a digital footprint by thinking about how the adverts they see online are targeted at them. Children will finish the unit by using the knowledge they have gained to plan a party using online communication methods.

 

Online Safety 2

In this unit, children learn about preventing and dealing with cyber bullying; how to use search engines efficiently; how to avoid plagiarism online; and how to be a good digital citizen. The unit ends with children applying their new knowledge to design a character to be displayed around school to promote online safety.

 

Internet Legends

Safety First

 

Online Safety 1

In this unit, children will learn about email safety with a focus on preventing and dealing with spam. They will consider the importance of strong passwords

and learn how to create them. Children will build on their knowledge of plagiarism and fair use of people’s work by learning how to write citations and references for websites they may use. They will scrutinise photographs that they see online and learn how easy it is to manipulate pictures and present them as reality.

 

Online Safety 2

In this unit about online safety, children will be taking a more in depth look at a variety of online safety issues, most of which they will have been familiarized with in previous years. They will be introduced to the idea of the internet, as a type of media, and how it can shape our ideas about boys and girls through stereotypes. Children will be given ways to deal with online content that they find worrying or even believe to be dangerous.

Internet Legends

Physical health and fitness

It’s My Body

This unit explores choices that children can make looking after their bodies. The lessons look at key areas where they can make safer choices: their bodies, sleep and exercise, diet, cleanliness and substances.

It’s My Body

This unit explores choices that children can make looking after their bodies. The lessons look at key areas where they can make safer choices: their bodies, sleep and exercise, diet, cleanliness and substances.

It’s My Body

In this unit of work, children will learn about how to take care of their bodies. This will involve learning about consent and autonomy, learning about body image and stereotypes and learning about substances, which are harmful to our bodies. Children will also learn about the importance of sleep and keeping clean, especially as their bodies change during puberty. Lessons will explore the things that influence the way people think about their bodies, where different pressures can come from and how these pressures can be resisted. Throughout the unit, children will be encouraged to consider the choices they have and learn about the support that is available to them

 

Healthy eating

It’s My Body

 

It’s My Body

 

It’s My Body

 

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

It’s My Body

 

It’s My Body

Safety First

 

 

It’s My Body

 

Health and prevention

It’s My Body

Safety First

 

 

It’s My Body

 

It’s My Body

 

Basic first aid

Safety First

 

Safety First

 

Safety First

First Aid Workshop

 

Changing bodies

Growing Up

This topic is an introduction to how we grow and change, both physically and emotionally. Children will learn about their own and others’ bodies, looking at similarities and differences in people and learning about gender stereotypes. They will also learn about respecting their own and others’ bodies, keeping their bodies safe and sharing their feelings in response to life experiences.

 

Growing Up

This topic builds on children’s knowledge of the human body; how we grow and change, both physically and emotionally. Children will learn about their own and others’ bodies and how male and female bodies are different. They will also learn about different relationships and family structures.

 

Growing Up

This unit builds upon children’s knowledge of how we grow and change, both physically and emotionally and the types of relationships people have. They also learn about positive body images and stereotypes.

 

Being a good citizen

Britain

This unit is inspired by the idea that individuals can have a positive impact on groups and communities to which they belong. It aims to enable the children to identify that they belong to various groups and communities and ways in which they contribute positively to these. In this unit, children learn about community, being good neighbours and looking after the environment. They will also learn about Britain, what it means to be British, about diversity and the importance of celebrating and being respectful of our differences.

 

One World

This unit is inspired by the idea that individuals can have a positive impact on groups and communities to which they belong. It aims to enable the children to identify that they belong to various groups and communities and ways in which they contribute positively to these. In this unit, children learn about community, being good neighbours and looking after the environment. They will also learn about Britain, what it means to be British, about diversity and the importance of celebrating and being respectful of our differences.

 

Respecting Rights

This unit is based on the concept that we should all be rights respecting citizens in our communities. It is inspired by the fact that all people have rights that are shared and that it is important for us all to respect these rights. It aims to enable the children to explore the concepts of difference and fairness and encourages them to reflect on how we should behave towards those who are different from us and why it is important to be fair. In this unit, children also learn about who helps us to protect our rights and what we can do if we don’t feel safe. They will also reflect on how they can take part in the school community and why it is good to do what we can to make a positive difference.

 

 

Britain

This unit is inspired by the idea that we live in a diverse, multicultural and democratic society and that this is important and brings many benefits. It aims to enable the children to identify that they should be respectful of difference. In this unit, children learn about British people, rules, the law, liberty and what living in a democracy means. They also learn about the importance of being tolerant of differences within their society.

 

 

One World

This unit is based on a case study of a fictional girl called Chiwa, who lives in Malawi. The children will explore different aspects of her life in each lesson. It is inspired by the idea that people’s life experiences and opportunities differ throughout the world and that our actions can have both positive and harmful effects on people living in different countries. It aims to enable the children to explore the concepts of inequality and stereotypes and encourages them to reflect on what they can do to help make the world a fairer place. In this unit, children also learn about climate change and its effects, fair trading practices and organisations, which help people like Chiwa. They will also learn about how to be a good global citizen

 

Respecting Rights

This unit is based on the concept that living as rights-respecting citizens is important. It is inspired by human rights being shared by all people – no matter who they are or where they are from – and that these rights are there to protect all people, enabling them to live happy, safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. This unit helps children to understand that no one should take away their rights. It also helps children to explore the ideas of equality and discrimination and the consequences of both. In this unit, children learn about how they can make choices and take actions that respect the rights of others and challenge stereotypes. They will also learn about rules – why we have them and how they help us.

 

Britain

This unit is inspired by the idea that Britain represents a wide range of faiths and ethnicities and that the structures within it are there to support all. It aims to enable the children to identify how they can make a positive contribution to the community. In this unit, children learn about the law and the consequences of not respecting it. They will also learn about the workings of local and national government and the role of charities and voluntary groups in British society.

 

One World

This unit is based upon the concept that we all have a responsibility to live as global citizens. It is inspired by the idea that we all have a responsibility to help the environment and all living things throughout the world through the choices we make. It aims to enable children to explore the ideas of sustainability, the use of the earth’s natural resources and the harmful effects of global warming. Children also learn about the steps they can take to reduce the harmful effects. They will also learn about the importance of biodiversity and its importance and explore what they would do to make the world a better place.

 

 

Respecting Rights

This unit is based on the concept that we can all make choices to live as rights-respecting citizens. It is inspired by human rights being shared by all people – no matter who they are or where they are from – and that these rights are there to protect all people, enabling them to live happy, safe and healthy lives. This unit helps children to understand that no one can take away their rights. It also aims to help the children to explore the ideas of equality and discrimination and the consequences of both. In this unit, children learn about how they can make choices and take actions, which respect the rights of others. They will also learn about human rights activists and how they work to make the world a better place.