Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is referred to as personal, social and emotional development. This area of your child’s learning is concerned with wellbeing – knowing who you are, where you fit in and feeling good about yourself. Each day staff will support your child to build upon these skills during the daily routine and through specific circle times and games. They will also be taught specifically during topic time each day. Examples of this are below.
In Year 1, all children will build on the skills learnt during their time in reception. They will continue to learn how to keep themselves safe in the outside world and how to keep their bodies fit and well. They will learn about their feelings and about what makes each of them special. They will start to look at money and the different jobs people do.
During Year 2 children will build upon their learning from Year 1. They will learn about hygiene and the importance of exercise, as well as discussing friendships. They will begin the sex and relationships topic which starts to explain the biological differences between males and females. They will find out more about keeping themselves safe both indoors and outdoors including keeping themselves safe around medicine.
A parent workshop will take place prior to the Sex and relationship topic where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
During Year 3, pupils continue to build upon the knowledge they have learnt in Key Stage 1. They learn about the negative effects of smoking, how to recognise bullying and how to look after their own mental health. They will also continue to learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and others. They will build upon their knowledge of money and healthy eating.
During Year 4 children will learn about democracy. They will learn about the negative effects of alcohol and drugs. They will find out more about looking after their own physical health and well being. They will build upon their knowledge of keeping safe in society- both online and in the physical environment. Finally, they will continue to build upon their knowledge of the sex and relationships topic.
A parent workshop will take place before this topic is taught and teachers will be happy to explain the activities, show resources and answer any questions.
During Year 5 children will continue to develop their knowledge of looking after their own physical health and well being. They will start to discuss stereotypes and discrimination within society. They will learn about keeping themselves safe online and looking after their mental health. They will continue to build upon their understanding of the negative effects of drugs and alcohol. Finally, they will find out more about money and careers.
During Year 6 the children will continue to build upon the knowledge they have learnt in previous years. Children will discuss puberty, healthy relationships and how a baby is made. They will learn more about the negative effects of smoking, alcohol and drugs. They will discuss human rights and find out more about keeping safe in society and their own mental health.
A parent workshop will take place before the sex and relationship education topic where teachers will be happy to explain activities, show resources and answer any questions.