At St. Peter’s Elwick Church of England Primary School, we strive to:
‘To give all the opportunity to be who God created them to be and have fullness of life’
Our PSHE vision
To give children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, make the most of their own abilities and those of others.
At St. Peter’s Elwick, we have a bespoke PSHE programme which covers SEAL (Social and emotional aspects of learning), Lucinda and Godfrey units as well as the teaching of economics through Money Matters. We have bespoke aspects for our children running throughout each year group from learning to use a knife and fork correctly in Early Years to tying a tie in year 5/6.
Each class has a two-yearly cycle which enables the sequential learning of this subject. This also enables the development of key understanding through building on previous knowledge and supporting children in linking key ideas in every area of the curriculum. At the heart of this is the substantive and disciplinary knowledge that children need to prepare them for success throughout their lives. Substantive knowledge is threaded throughout each strand – the substantive knowledge for each strand is progressive. Disciplinary knowledge is woven throughout the units and is progressive within year groups. Disciplinary knowledge in PSHE is the interpretation of themselves and how to support themselves and others through changes. They will have opportunities to make their own choices about how to do something and will be able to evaluate what they have learnt and tried and how to improve for their future.
There are three core pillars of learning at the heart of our curriculum that underpin our curriculum’s intent.
Statement for SEND
PSHE promotes a curriculum that puts all pupils, regardless of their needs, at the heart of what we do. By building mutual respect, we accept others for their differences believing that everyone is special and everyone has something to offer. Our inclusive and enriching curriculum, written for all children, provides pupils with meaningful and aspirational experiences as well as promoting personal growth for life-long learning. When the curriculum needs adapting, to suit the needs of individual children, appropriate modifications are made by the class teacher with support of the SENDCo and the Curriculum Subject Lead.
Global Neighbours Award
We are very proud to have achieved the Bronze Global Neighbour award form Christian Aid. As a school we are now thinking more deeply about what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all help to make a difference. We look forward to continuing to develop our ‘Global awareness’ and hope to inspire other to do the same.
As part of our children being ‘Globally Aware’ we have embedded Global Goals into our curriculum through all areas of learning from Early Years to Year 6. Children are aware of which Global goal or goals are relevant to the topic and why. These goals are shown to the children on our Road Maps at the beginning of each lesson and discussed.
An example of a Road Map which we use at the beginning of each lesson with global goals.
Courageous advocacy is about creating the confidence that we can make a real change and that is what our children are working towards. Our children are active citizens and work hard to bring about positive change. They are courageous advocates and will stand up for what they believe is right. They will speak out, which at whatever level this takes place, requires an element (and sometimes a great deal) of courage! As a Church of England school we know that Christian gospel is, at its heart, a message of hope for all people and all situations. Living in the light of resurrection and trying to do more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
We look to the future and ask ourselves what we can do to equip our children to succeed in life. We aim to gradually widen children’s experiences as they progress through the school. We provide a rich, broad and engaging curriculum, which takes into account the needs of the individual, but always has an eye on the end goal of a well-rounded, capable citizen.
Examples of how we develop our children’s Cultural Capital (but not limited to) within PSHE:
- Rich and extensive PSHE curriculum, looking at themselves and the world around them.
- Transition support though each age phase.
- Rights Respecting School.
- Cycling proficiency training.
- Residential trips from Year 3 to Year 6.
- Supporting the faiths of all children.
- Contribution to local and nation charitable projects.
- Careers talked about in lessons with the use of roadmaps.
- Essential mathematical life skills, such as time, money and real life problem solving, in maths as well as Money matters in PSHE.
- A focus on the world around us and how that affects our future (including careers), in science.
- Engagement with local artists.
- Swimming lessons for all KS2 children.
- Internet safety and essential computer skills.
- A musical instrument taught to every KS1 and KS2 child.
- Study of many world cultures, in Geography, History and RE
Our curriculum mapping includes a variety of texts. Here are some examples:
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