PSHE

Our Curriculum Vision for PSHE
 
At Woodstone, we aim to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are empowered to become successful learners and achieve their full potential. Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education underpins our curriculum, enabling children to have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
 
Our framework for PSHE embeds four strands: Healthy Lifestyles, Relationships, Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing, which includes the statutory aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education guidance. In addition to specific lessons, we strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum including circle time, special school projects, trips and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences.
 
We encourage children to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. This is all reinforced through our teaching of the British Values - tolerance of different cultures & religions, democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect.
Character Champions 
October Focus Character Muscles:
 
Perseverance and Optimism 
Our Character Champions: 
Freddie (Year 1) and April (Year 5)


November Focus Character Muscles:
Resilience and Gratitude 
Our Character Champions:
Arne (Year 1) and Maisie (Year 6)
 
December Focus Character Muscles:
Humour and Courage 

Our Character Champions:
Kimberley (Y2) and Rose (Year 3)
 
January Focus Character Muscles:
Compassion and Problem-Solving 
Our Character Champions:
Erin (Y2) and Macie (Y4)
 
February Focus Character Muscles:
Self-Esteem and Integrity 
Our Character Champions:
Evan (Y2) and Esmee (Y4)
 
March Focus Character Muscles:
Self-awareness and Imitation 

Our Character Champions:
Nominations in progress!

 
Wellbeing at Woodstone! 
We know it is important to look after both our physical and mental wellbeing. 
Check out our wellbeing board that is updated monthly with top tips and strategies to promote our wellbeing. Remember, we are all unique so it is worth exploring them all to find the one that works best for you! 
What's new in PSHE?
 
Progression Map
We currently follow the highly regarded Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme to support our teaching of PSHE. This contains comprehensive teaching materials and linked resources, covering the strands: Myself and My Relationships, Healthy and Safer Lifestyles, Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing. 
We have recently used the programme's frameworks to help us plan our progressive PSHE curriculum, outlining the expected coverage in each year group. 
 
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education
As part of our curriculum, we provide RSE and Health education which are statutory elements of the broader PSHE subject. This begins as soon as children arrive in school and continues until the end of secondary school. To promote our partnership in developing children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to RSE and health Education, we write annual letters to parents informing them of the content of the units before we deliver the lessons. We highlight the elements of the units that are statutory and those they can withdraw their child from. 
 
LGBTQ+ Staff Meeting
We recently had a staff meeting focussing on LGBTQ+ to ensure we are up to date with the terminology, understand what and how we should educate children around LGBTQ+ and to agree on tweaks to further improve our teaching. 
 
Character Muscles
This year, we will be giving children the opportunity to nominate their peers for using their character muscles. Each month, we will have an assembly to discuss two character muscles, looking at the definitions and examples together. Children will then look out for their peers displaying these character muscles and they will have the opportunity to nominate them for a character award by completing a nomination slip outlining how they used their character muscles. We will select a winner randomly from the key stage 1 and key stage 2 nomination boxes at the end of the month before introducing two new character muscles. 
 
 
 
 
 
Useful websites
 
A website which enables you to easily speak to a qualified health professional. 
 
Childnet
 Childnet works with people around the world making the internet a safe place for children. 
 
Safety net Kids
https://mysafetynet.org.uk
A website helping children to stay and feel safe personally, at school, within their community and thinking about their well-being.
 
Own It
 A new website from the bbc, aimed at 9-12 year olds, covering everything from online privacy and avoiding malware, to dealing with everyday dilemmas children face online.
Miss Kelly Barnes

PSHE Subject Lead

year2@woodstone.leics.sch.uk

Hi,
I'm Miss Barnes and I have the pleasure of being the PSHE and Mental Health Lead along with my other roles as the SENCo and Year 2 Class teacher. I feel very passionate about all children receiving a quality and comprehensive PSHE education as I feel it underpins all subject areas. PSHE helps to develop the qualities and attributes that children need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities as they grow up, enabling them to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. I believe a virtuous cycle can be achieved, whereby pupils with better health and well-being can achieve better academically, which in turn leads to greater success.
I am thoroughly enjoying leading this subject and I am looking forward to further developing our PSHE offer this year.