Subject Leader: Mrs J. Watts
Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)
At Our Lady and St Gerard’s RC Primary School, we believe that all our pupils should be provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. A key part of this relates to Relationships and Health Education, which from September 2021, is a statutory requirement of the Curriculum as advised by the Department for Education (Dfe). As such PSHE will be delivered to every primary-aged pupil.
The role of Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) is to ensure that each and every child is given the opportunity to learn how to support their own, and others’ well-being and attainment. Our aim is that each child becomes a successful and happy adult who makes a meaningful contribution to British society.
We follow the National Curriculum Guidance for Relationship Education and PSHE and adhere to its aims, which are to support all our children and young people to become:
Our mission statement at Our Lady and St Gerard’s is “Placing God in our hearts, we will love, live and learn.”
The aims of PSHE education at our school is to achieve this for all our pupils. All the teachers in our school will get to know your children well and are best placed to understand their needs. They will address the teaching of PSHE through links to other Curriculum areas such as, RE, Computing and Science, as well as through distinct stand alone PSHE lessons.
Early Years Foundation Stage - PSHE skills and learning
The teaching of PSHE will begin in the Early Years Foundation Scheme - see below.
Whole School Overview for PSHE
The Teaching of Personal Social Health Education then continues into Key stage 1 and throughout Key stage 2 (years 1-6 ) and will broadly follow the Whole School Overview shown below (along with adaptations to meet any specific needs of your child.)
Skills Overview for PSHE
What a Year we have had in 2020-2021!
The health and wellbeing of our children and their families has never been so important during these unprecedented times. We all need to look after ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Why not try out some of these great self help ideas with your child - aimed at supporting their mental and emotional health (and yours too!)
New for 2021 - Why not visit?
Wellbeing during Lockdown 2021!
Your wellbeing and that of your whole family is of the upmost importance especially at this time.
The staff at Our Lady and St Gerard's Primary School have given us snapshot of how they try to
support their own wellbeing. See the table below to see how your teachers and teaching staff try to relax.
Wellbeing Activities enjoyed by our Staff
Please use the following slideshow to gain some very useful ideas to support the wellbeing of your child and all the family. We sincerely hope you find some of these ideas helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel that your child has a specific wellbeing problem that we may be able to support you with.
PSHE Living in the wider world - Learning all about Money Matters
In Year 2 we have been learning about money and all the different coins and notes in our monetary system. We have explored where money comes from and how it is spent. We have also considered Needs and Wants and tried to decide what the important things in our life are and what we need money for.
Lockdown learning is fun!
Take a look at some of the fun home learning we have been doing in PSHE to support our Wellbeing during lockdown.
A Journey in LOVE
We have adopted the Journey in Love programme to support our Religious Education and our Personal, Social, Health, Sex and Relationships curriculum in school. The programme is developmental and enables the holistic growth of childrens' understanding of human relationships.
A Journey In Love is a resource which is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education.
Throughout A Journey In Love, a different aspect of the mystery of love is focused on in each year group. Children are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God’s creative love. A series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections are used to enable physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.
Many children will have questions related to their lessons. Questions are encouraged and are treated with care and understanding.
A Journey In Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home. As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Sex Education at anytime if you wish to do so. Letters will be sent out at the appropriate time to give more details.
Basic programme contents:
- NURSERY - Wonder at God's Love
- RECEPTION - God loves each of us in our uniqueness
- YEAR ONE - We meet God's love in our family
- YEAR TWO - We meet God's love in the community
- YEAR THREE - How we live in love
- YEAR FOUR - God loves us in our differences
- YEAR FIVE - God loves me in my changing and development
- YEAR SIX - The wonder of God's love in creating new life
- JOURNEY OF LIFE
- SOME PERSPECTIVES ON MARRIAGE
To find out more about the Journey of Love scheme please read the information booklet for parents.