The National Curriculum states that, "every school must offer a curriculum which: promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, and prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life".
PSHE deals directly with the diverse values, beliefs and attitudes of individuals and society. It helps pupils acquire the attitudes and values which are necessary so they can make sense of their experiences, value themselves and respect others, appreciate difference and diversity and feel confident and informed. We follow a scheme of work which was developed by our school around the children at Elvetham Heath Primary School’s prior knowledge and experiences, encompassing lesson materials from the PSHE Association (which is recommended by the Department for Education), Kapow’s mental wellbeing scheme and ‘No outsiders in our school’ scheme of work. Our programme of study not only reflects the specific needs of the pupils but also reflects the universal needs shared by all pupils.
Our curriculum allows our children to leave Elvetham Heath Primary school with the expected knowledge and experiences laid out in the Department for Educations statutory guidance. We believe PSHE including relationships and health education is important for our pupils and our school because alongside the teaching of our school’s character education virtues we guide and educate pupils in how to make informed, safe and healthy decisions about their wellbeing, health, relationships and how to build self - efficacy in their later life.
At Elvetham Heath Primary School, we follow a character education approach and we incorporate our school’s core virtues within all of our PSHE lessons. Our school’s core virtues are Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Perseverance and Kindness. We regularly discuss our core virtues however a wide range of moral, civic, intellectual and virtues are taught within our PSHE curriculum.
All topics are started with a growth mindset session which teaches the children the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Below you will find links to KS1 videos and a KS2 videos to explain this concept.
We understand the importance of teaching children about their own mental wellbeing so each half term there are mental wellbeing sessions included in PSHE lessons.
During the Summer holidays, it is really important for the children to have a brain break. However, having already been in lockdown for a few months we appreciate you may want to complete some extra home activities. We have put together some activities and weblinks which you may choose to use over the Summer break based on various areas of PSHE.
We know that the daily wellbeing activities have been popular during lockdown so we have created a weekly wellbeing task that you could complete. Attached below are the activities for you to explore.
Here are a few extra links to activities which promote good mental wellbeing and relaxation.
Meditation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mX4JBBIcBk
Relaxation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBnPlqQFPKs
It is very important that children learn how to keep themselves safe. Here are some links to pages where children can learn these important life lessons.
Road safety - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NeEF1fwT4k
Water safety (including pool safety - https://www.sta.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Health-and-Wellbeing-Booklet.pdf?
Stranger safety - http://clevernevergoes.org/parents-2/
Online safety - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Sun safety - https://www.sunsafeschools.co.uk/resources/
Healthy eating - https://fit.sanfordhealth.org/resources/healthy-snacks-food-quiz-video?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=89547636&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9dW5oybdV6o6qAP_OQ-ouFomN-W5XueMnu4dNipaQyT5rY3G8gw1PnVX9CDRr1u1xafuGDZgXjSF-w_tj0mKRK6iLsT1StDZjlL9sfaEjyrKnJOts&utm_content=89447787&utm_source=hs_email