PHSE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

Our aim

We believe that all children should have the knowledge and skills to lead confident, safe, healthy and independent lives.  Children at our school will understand how to be a good friend and will have respect for others regardless of race and gender.  We also aim to develop self-confidence and self-esteem in all children to ensure they can make informed decisions regarding personal and social issues.

Our approach

The majority of PHSE teaching that happens is taught through core learning skills (CLS).  Every week there is a discrete lesson, however these are interwoven throughout all aspects of teaching on a daily basis.  We use a range of different activities such as discussion, problem solving, role play or circle time for children to share ideas and reflect on issues that have been raised in class.  Sex and relationships, anti-bullying, cyber bullying and drugs education is taught at different points throughout the year and is taught at an age appropriate level. We invite outside agencies in to talk to the children including school nurse, police and fire service.

For further guidance on how PHSE is taught in your child’s class, please visit their class page to view their overview of learning for this term.

How you can help at home

  • Encourage your child to make healthy choices
  • Provide opportunities for your child to talk about issues they may have discussed in school

Useful links

This website has short clips you can watch about all aspects of PSHE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/pshe.shtml

You will find games and quizzes here that you can do with your child at home

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/pshe.html