Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

Our Personal, Social and Health care (PSHE) curriculum
Intent
At Swillington, we create healthy, independent and responsible members of society by fostering a love and enjoyment of Personal, Social and Health care.
Implementation
PSHE is taught using the You, me, PSHE scheme so that children understand how they develop both personally and socially.
The scheme looks at social, moral and cultural issues that affect children both in and out of the area they live in so that children are aware of the wider community and can become respectable citizens.
Children are given opportunities for them to understand their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
We develop children’s tolerance towards others and enable them to stay safe in society so that they can become individuals with respect and understanding.
Impact
PSHE: facilitating our drive to find the talent
Children will become tolerant, understand their rights and become a respected part of society.

 

At the beginning of this academic year we had a school wide focus on zones of regulation.
The aim of the zones of regulation is to help students develop their social, emotion and sensory regulation. It provides teachers with very clear instructions to guide their children through a set of sequenced lessons encouraging them to learn about their own regulatory system and how they can adjust it.
It uses 4 colours to help them visually and verbally self-identify how they are functioning in the moment given their emotions and state of alertness. The lessons help the students understand their different internal emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns that result in each student shifting from one zone to another. They will explore tools (sensory supports, calming techniques and thinking strategies) that they can use to regulate which zone they are in and taught when, why and how to use their fools. From this we have calm corners and areas throughout school and also displays that allow children to self regulate their emotions. 

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As a school we then choose to look at a book that has a strong link to PSHE and the current issues in society. We looked at The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, each class did a writing unit on the book and also created some beautiful artwork with their own positive phrases on them.  

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Throughout the year we have regular assemblies that have a PSHE theme. The full coverage document can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Assembly

We believe that PSHE provides an opportunity to deepen and develop the understanding of British Values as we encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

 

Imagine the possibilities