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Our PSHE including RSE Vision

 Vision for PSHE

As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere.

 

The vision is achieved by:

  • A curriculum that is informed by our core Christian values
  • A curriculum that provides opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • A curriculum that teaches a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.

At St Michael's, we strive for children to explore their knowledge and understanding of emotions, positive actions and healthy relationships to ensure they can play a positive and successful role in today's diverse society. To implement this across our school we follow the Jigsaw scheme which is an innovative whole-school, lesson-a-week scheme of work. By the time our children leave this school they will have built on their knowledge from Reception to Year 6. We all teach the same 'puzzle piece' (topic) every half term. Below, you can find more information about each 'puzzle piece' and a snapshot of the expected learning from each year group every half term. 

Autumn 1 - Being Me In My World: A sense of belonging; Welcoming others; Building the positive and nurturing ethos of the class/school; Being part of a school community, a wider community, a global community; Rights and responsibilities; Working and socialising with others; School Council and pupil voice; The Learning Charter: rights, responsibilities, rewards and consequences.

Autumn 2 - Celebrating Difference: Similarities and differences – diversity; Appearance, disability, racism, power, friendships, conflict; Accepting everyone’s right to ‘difference’, regardless of their circumstances or choices; What is ‘normal’?; Bullying – what it is and what it isn’t, including cyber and homophobic bullying.

Spring 1 - Dreams and Goals: Hopes and dreams; Goals to success; Learning and personal strengths; Challenges – team work skills and tasks; Overcoming obstacles; Enterprise and fundraising; Experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; Aspirations – jobs and careers; Dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries; Dreams for the world .

Spring 2 - Healthy Me: Emotional health (Relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (Eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid).

Summer 1 - Relationships: Families; Friendships; Love and Loss; Memories; Grief cycle; Pets and animals; Safeguarding and keeping safe; Attraction; Assertiveness; Conflict; Own strengths and self-esteem; Cyber safety and social networking; Roles and responsibilities in families; Stereotypes; Communities; Wider communities

Summer 2 - Changing Me (RSE LESSONS): deals with change of many types, from growing from young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, puberty, self-respect and safeguarding. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to secondary school and how to cope positively with such changes. Life cycles and human reproduction are taught in Years 4, 5 and 6. 

Please find below some relevant and useful documents regarding the teaching of RSE through the Jigsaw scheme - 

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