Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education
Our PSHE Curriculum Intent:
We aspire for our PSHE curriculum to enable children to be reflective so that they can value who they truly are and understand how they relate to others in their community and beyond, thus preparing them for learning and for life.
Our curriculum provides children with relevant learning experiences designed to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, our PSHE curriculum perfectly aligns with the whole school's vision, mission statement and values.
At Applecroft, we use a scheme of work called 'Jigsaw' to deliver our PSHE curriculum from Nursery-Year 6. This curriculum also includes the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements.
'Jigsaw' offers a spiral and progressive curriculum with children re-visiting 6 main themes, or 'Jigsaw Puzzles' as they journey through the school meaning that key content and themes are re-visited and embedded. Every 'Jigsaw Piece' (individual lessons), has two learning intentions, one specific to PSHE (including Relationships and Health Education) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.
Each 'Puzzle' is launched with a whole-school assembly containing a song, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes.
At Applecroft, we cover the following 'Puzzle Pieces' (or units) across the school each term:
Autumn Term - First Half - Being Me in my World
Autumn Term - Second Half - Dreams and Goals
Spring Term - First Half - Healthy Me
Spring Term - Second Half - Celebrating Difference
Summer Term - First Half - Relationships
Summer Term - Second Half - Changing Me