Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education
Year 1 to 6 follow the curriculum scheme ‘You, me and PSHE’, for our ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education’ curriculum.
“PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.” – PSHE Association
Each week, class discussion, role play, debate and research are used to explore a range of exciting topics, which are tailored to the needs of our children and the local community.
We cover lots of important topics which help our children prepare for adulthood, such as:
- how they are developing
- how to stay safe and manage risks
- the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle
- mental health
- society, identity and equality
- economic wellbeing
Care to talk
Current classroom issues are discussed in our ‘Care to talk’ sessions, every Friday. The children work together to solve any issues. It’s a great environment to encourage discussion and appropriate actions.
We have a host of great visitors throughout the year, who provide engaging sessions on really important topics. This year we have D:Side, who teach the children about drug awareness, as well as Leeds City Council’s Road Safety team.
Mental health is important to everyone. We make sure to prepare our children with skills to help with their emotional wellbeing. We use resources from our current scheme ‘You, me and PSHE’, as well as MindMate by the NHS.
In Early Years, PSHE is known as PSED (Personal, social and emotional development). This is taught again through role play and class discussions, as well as giving children opportunities to listen to others, take turns, solve problems together and think about the needs and emotions of others. The areas covered are;
- self confidence and self awareness
- managing feelings and behaviour
- making relationships