Benedict Biscop Prince Bishop School Teaching Alliance Leading School
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Our vision for the subject is 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. 

PSHE Curriculum

At Hart, 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 diciplinary 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.


Global Goals

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!

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.

Cultural Capital

Examples of how we develop our children’s Cultural Capital (but not limited to) within PSHE:

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.

  • 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:

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
EYFS ANew beginnings  SEAL R- Use a knife and fork correctly, hold pen/pencil correctly     The Lion inside        Friendship SEAL  R- Use a knife and fork correctly Road safety week November    RHE: What is friendship. How to take turns and how to treat each other with kindness.     Economics- play shops while taking turns, can children recognise coins & cards? We need money in order to buy things we want. Getting on and falling out SEAL    RHE: that most friendships have up and downs & that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened and that resorting to violence is never right   Good to be me! SEAL    Water safety talk  Celebrating differences   Lucinda and Godfrey – We are all different  Changes  SEAL   Teddy Bears picnic for new starters     Mine A story about sharing   
EYFS BGoing for goals SEAL  R- use knife and fork correctly, hold pen/pencil correctly   All about Emotion & Kindness- SEAL School values Forgiveness  R- use knife and fork correctly    Road safety week November      Say no to bullying SEAL       Manners Service(to the community)     RHE: The conventions of courtesy & manners  Economics- play shops while taking turns, saying please & thank you can children recognise coins & cards? We need money in order to buy things we want. Water safety talk  Health and Hygiene     Caring for others and our environment, looking after Gods world   Teddy bear picnic for new starters GG   
Y1/2 ANew beginnings (SEAL) Lucinda & Godfrey first day at school, friends To know own address      Lucinda & Godfrey Relationships- SRE- Health and Hygiene- The smell monster (washing hands, germs)   Road safety week November   RHE: the importance of personal hygiene and germs including bacteria, viruses and how they are spread and treated, and the importance of handwashingGood to be me – including going for goals – SEAL  Tying shoelaces, button coats 
Let’s talk PANTS- NSPCC  Dedicated lessons 2-3   
Hart- Looking after our environment- recycling- know how to post a letter      Safety in the home- fire safety (smoke alarms- ask Firefighters in)    Incorporate water safety     Money Matters- KS1 Unit     
Y1/2 BZippy’s Friends- Feelings Zippy’s Friends-Communication road safety week November    RHE: To introduce the NSPCC, their role for helping children    Speak out, stay safe assembly by NSPCC Zippy’s Friends-Making and breaking relationships Zippy’s Friends- Conflict resolution Zippy’s Friends-Dealing with change and loss Zippy’s Friends-We cope  
Y3/4 ARecognising achievements /New beginnings SEAL  make a cup of tea/coffee, washing up)    Fire safety talk- Cleveland Fire brigade (bonfire & fireworks night)      RHE: Simple self- care techniques, including the importance of rest, times spent with friends & family & the benefits of hobbies & interests. The importance of rest and sleep, hobbies and well being.   Say no to bullying (SEAL) Road safety week November – Pedestrian training H7- How regular exercise benefits mental health  H37- reasons for following & complying with regulation  RHE: to know about the different types of bullying (including cyber-bullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders   That bullying (including cyber bullying)has a negative & often lasting impact on mental wellbeing  How to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe & how to seek help or advice from others if needed    How to ask for advice or help for themselves or others, and to keep trying until they are heard    To know the role of the NSPCC and how to contact them to recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals;  to face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices and taking action;  to reflect on smcs issues, using imagination to understand other people’s experiences;  to appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK.     Getting on and falling Out(SEAL)   Swimming & water safety  RHE: How important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, & how people choose to make friends  That healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded   Relationships (SEAL)  RHE: to know that others families either in school or the wider world sometimes look different from their family, but they should respect those differences and know that other children’s families are also characterised by love & care   Money Matters   
Y3/4 BFire safety talk- Cleveland Fire brigade (bonfire & fireworks night)    Fairtrade-   cross curricular link Geography     Facing challenges (SEAL Going for Goals)   Resilience,  Making a bed (residential) Foodbank- challenges for families     Road safety week November  RHE: How to judge whether what they are feeling & how they are behaving is appropriate & proportionate    Pedestrian Training – H7- How regular exercise benefits mental health  H37- reasons for following & complying with regulations   British Values focus/RHE Challenging stereotypes SEAL  swimming   RHE: to know what a stereotype is and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive       British Value focus/RHE Keeping safe (SEAL)     RHE: To know the roles of the NSPCC and how to contact them.   
Y5/6 ANew Beginnings/Going for Goals  – SEAL- tying a tie  New beginnings: RHE: Simple self- care techniques, including the importance of rest, times spent with friends & family & the benefits of hobbies & interests      Going for Goals: RHE : How to recognise who to trust & who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others if needed Getting on and falling out- SEAL (receive & make phone calls) Road safety November    RHE: the importance of permission-seeking & giving n relationships with friends, peers & adults  How to judge whether what they are feeling & how they are behaving is appropriate & proportionate First Aid (making a responsible phone call) Swimming- water safety      RHE:To know how to make clear & efficient calls to emergency services if necessary    Concepts of basic first aid, for example dealing with common injuries, including head injuries.                                            Good to be me! SEAL swimming-water safety      RHE: that there is a normal range of emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences & situations    Where & how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental well being or ability to control their emotions (including issues arising on line)    It is common for people to experience mental ill health. For many people who do, the problems can be resolved if the right support is made available, especially if accessed early enough    The role of the NSPCC and how to contact them  Watch our Speak out Stay safe assembly at home | NSPCC SRE (School nurse) Lucinda & Godfrey  Lucinda & Godfrey  RHE: key acts about puberty & changing adolescent body 9-11, including physical & emotional changes    About menstrual wellbeing including key facts about the menstrual cycle       When planning please make sure the units from Money matters are objective driven and not just activities.    Planning for Money Matters from the units in PSHE planning file. 
Y5/6 B RRS class charter   Bike ability Y6        School Nurse: Feelings & Relationships,  Personal hygiene & puberty                       Public Speaking                                                       Courageous advocacy &   social justice- Local  RHE: that in wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others & that in turn they should show due respect to others, including those in positions of authority  The benefits of exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental well being & happiness    People Who Inspire Us: Andrew Carnegie      School Nurse: smoking, drugs and alcohol                           Courageous Advocacy and social justice: Local   
RHE: the importance of respecting others even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds) or make different choice or have different preference or beliefs    How to ask for advice or help for themselves or others, and to keep trying until they are heard      School Nurse: Emotional Wellbeing                             
Aspiration and goal setting    School Nurse: Emotional Wellbeing                                         Managing relationships  Lucinda & Godfrey  RHE: key acts about puberty & changing adolescent body 9-11, including physical & emotional changes  About the concept of privacy and the implications of it for both children and adults;     How to get advice e.g. family, school & or other sources  About menstrual wellbeing including key facts about the menstrual cycle                 

Autumn 1:

Year 1 and 2 have written acrostic poems about Friendship.

Useful Websites: KS2 PSHE, Relationships Education, and Health Education BBC Bitesize PSHE & Citizenship Mentally Healthy Website for KS1

Our Values and Ethos

We have a set of school values that were devised in conjunction with our Governors, pupils, parents and staff

Friendship & Trust

Always our Best



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