PSHE at College Town
Personal, Social, Health Education (P.S.H.E) is taught in standalone lessons each week. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 are taught using a scheme of work called Jigsaw which incorporates the statutory Relationships and Sex Education.
Weekly lessons enable children to develop experiences and understand the world in which they live as well as developing positive and meaningful relationships with themselves and others. These lessons also focus on developing emotional literacy, nurturing mental and physical health and developing resilience. Children participate in group discussions, written and practical activities to explore the topics covered throughout the year.
In Nursery and Reception, children are taught explicitly through weekly circle times and learning is reinforced through their play and exploration. Children are taught to take turns and work cooperatively when sharing ideas. Children are supported and encouraged to develop their confidence in choosing activities and speaking in a group. Children are also taught to express themselves appropriately and what is acceptable types of behaviour.
Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the Jigsaw scheme of work and each half term children complete a unit of work focusing on a particular aspect of the curriculum. These are broken down into the following units:
Being Me in My world
Children explore their own thoughts and feelings and get to know their peers.
Children recognise that everyone is different and develop positive relationships around this.
Dreams and Goals
Children set goals for themselves and discuss ways to persevere in order to achieve them.
Children recognise different relationships in their life, how these are important and how to
resolve conflict, how to have healthy relationships.
Children learn about the importance of keeping healthy, medicine safety, substance abuse (this is taught in Year 5 and 6)
Children learn about the changes that may happen in their lives, natural life cycles, the names of body parts and that they are private and sex education (this is taught in Year 5 and is part of the Statutory Relationships and Sex education).