PSHE & RSE
At Moorhill Primary school we ensure our PSHE (including RSE) curriculum provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. Through delivering PSHE across the school we aim to encourage pupils to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities, so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
PSHE allows pupils to reflect on their experiences, and to understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Specific teaching of PSHE helps pupils to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
A programme of study has been adapted from the PSHE Association programme builder and has been tailored to meet the needs of the students at Moorhill Primary School. The Programme of Study sets out learning opportunities for each key stage, in three core themes:
Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World.
This PSHE Association programme builder takes a thematic approach to primary PSHE education, covering all three core themes of the Programme of Study (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World) over the school year, with three topics per half term. This approach allows different year groups to work on similar themes at the same time, building a spiral programme year on year, whilst offering flexibility in terms of medium-term planning. The thematic programme builds in developmental progression by revisiting themes year on year, building on and extending prior learning.
The programme consists of;
- a long term plan for the year across all year groups
- separate grids for each year group, setting out learning objectives for each half-term
- links to resources (both PSHE Association resources and resources carrying the Association’s Quality Mark*), and other resources/texts, that support each module. New quality assured resources will be added as they are published.
PSHE is not only delivered as stand-alone lessons. At Moorhill we use our school code of Mutual Respect and our core values to promote self-belief, the importance of teamwork, having ambitions and high aspirations throughout their school life, showing respect for themselves, others and their community, and how the effort they give now, will impact on them in the long term.
Throughout the school year, Moorhill Primary also participates in National and International events that support PSHE, for example, Internet Safety Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Red Nose Day, Children in Need. We also take part in International school links which are organised by the MFL co-ordinator.
We firmly believe that our PSHE curriculum is essential for children to become confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. They will have developed skills needed for life-long learning such as tackling social and emotional issues, global issues and problems and their part in being a global citizen, a good understanding of what health relationships are and being respectful and tolerant of others who may lead different lives to themselves.