At Humberstone Infant and Junior Academy, we believe that pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed choices about their health, wellbeing and relationships and to build their self-efficacy to create a happy and successful adult life.
PSHE is central to the positive, caring and healthy ethos at Odyssey Trust.
Through PSHE provision we aim to:
Promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society
Develop pupils’ confidence and self esteem
Prepare pupils to be active citizens
Encourage pupils to have healthy lifestyles
Support pupils to develop good relationships
Create a safe, secure and respectful learning environment for all
To mirror our School ethos and values, we have followed a question based model to teach PSHE across the school.
Below outlines the PSHE coverage for each year group.
In Autumn 1, the children will learn about themselves and the personal qualities that make them unique. They will also consider similarities and differences between themselves and others and be able to use the correct terms for different parts of the body including those that are private to them.
Autumn 2 focuses on relationships with family and people who are special to them and how they show they care for them/are cared for. In Spring 1, the children learn about how to keep their bodies healthy and who helps them stay healthy.
Spring 2 has a focus on money and the children will gain a basic understanding of how money is obtained as well as making choices about what to do with their money (save/spend). During Summer 1, children will be taught about safety, who is there in the community to help them and what to do if they don’t feel safe.
Summer 2 has a strong focus on children’s roles and responsibilities and how they can care for their community/environment.
The Autumn term has a strong focus on relationships and the children will learn about how to build and maintain positive friendships as well as solving arguments. They will also understand that bullying is unacceptable and can hurt others feelings, as well as how to report and respond to bullying.
In Spring 1, the children will build on their knowledge from the previous year and learn about how to earn money through having a job, and consider the different job roles in the community.
Spring 2 focuses on keeping safe. Children will learn why there are certain rules in place to keep them safe and how to identify risky and unsafe situations as well as how to respond.
In Summer 1, learning focuses on keeping their bodies healthy through physical activity, food and drink and sleep and rest.
Finally in Summer 2, children will learn about different feelings and emotions and why they feel these in different situations such as loss and change. They will learn how to manage these feelings and who to turn to if they might need help.