At Laira Green, we believe in providing our children with a PSHE education that will stand them in good stead as they mature into young adults. I coordinate PSHE throughout the school to ensure children receive age-appropriate knowledge that is built upon year-on-year through open and honest dialogue and interesting activities. Below is some more detailed information relating to our PSHE. Please check this page regularly as I will keep it updated with PSHE news and events.
‘What is PSHE?’ you might ask. Well, it stands for Personal, Social, Health & Economic education.
Click this link to read the relevant school policies: PSHE Education; Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco Education and Relationships and Sex Education.
We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) scheme of work which was designed to:
“… develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
The materials help children develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They build on effective work already in place in the many primary schools who pay systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes, and the taught personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum.
The materials are organised into seven themes: New Beginnings, Getting on and falling out, Say no to bullying, Going for goals!, Good to be me, Relationships and Changes. Each theme is designed for a whole-school approach and includes a whole-school assembly and suggested follow-up activities in all areas of the curriculum. The colour-coded resources are organized at four levels: Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6. Pupil reference material and photocopiable teacher reference material accompany each theme.” (SEAL website).
We use this in conjunction with guidance provided by The PSHE Association and its PSHE Education Programme of Study for Key Stages 1 & 2. Click here to view their website.