PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is taught weekly and is also embedded throughout other curriculum areas and within our whole school ethos. We look at developing lots of skills: relationships, safety, resilience, healthy lifestyles (including physical and mental health), economic well being, identity... and being an active citizen. We are keen to develop and widen our children's knowledge to enable them to be active and confident citizens.
The aims of PSHE are to enable children to:
- have a wide & strong understanding of all aspects of PSHE and how it impacts on the world around them and their place within it;
- know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle (e.g. the benefits of physical activity, rest, healthy eating and dental health);
- be aware of safety issues (including road safety, the correct use of medicines and online safety) and manage risks;
- understand what makes for good, healthy relationships with others;
- have respect for others;
- be an independent and responsible member of our school community;
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem enabling them to make informed choices;
- be positive and active members of the wider community (e.g. what improves and harms their local environment);
- make choices and decisions
R-Time (Relationship Time) is a structured programme that builds and enhances relationships for children from Early Years to the end of Primary School.
Each R time session lasts 15-20(ish) minutes and takes place once a fortnight on a Friday afternoon before the end of the day.
What are the intended outcomes?
- build respectful relationships and good manners.
- enable children to develop lifelong social skills.
- reduces incidents of meanness & prevent bullying.
- improves behaviour.
- raise self-esteem.
- foster & develop pupil relationships.
- learn to understand and value differences & things in common; respect the rights of others to have beliefs and values which are different from their own.