PSHE including RSHE
At Langdale we are preparing our children for the future. We use the plans and scheme of the PSHE Association to deliver this.
During Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils gradually build on the skills, attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years/Foundation Stage.
PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their self-worth by developing their resilience, determination, self-esteem and confidence by playing positive roles in contributing to School life and the wider community. We work hard to ensure that all we learn is put into practice within our own smaller community, in preparation for life beyond as responsible citizens. We teach PSHE once a week and follow a spiral curriculum that revisits and builds on learning from previous years. There is plenty of opportunity throughout the School year to incorporate PSHE through other areas of the School curriculum and whole School events. Our PSHE education provision includes three core themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
Health and Wellbeing
1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
3. How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
4. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
5. About managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
6. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
7. How to respond in an emergency
8. To identify different influences on health and wellbeing
1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
2. How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships.
Living in the wider world
1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
3. About different groups and communities
4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
7. How money plays an important part in people's lives
8. A basic understanding of enterprise.
Pupils are given a voice not only in day to day interactions with their teachers and other pupils, but also through the formal structure of a School Council. This body has elected representatives from each class (Years 2-6) and they meet once a week to discuss School matters.
We offer residential visits to Year 6 where there is a particular focus on developing pupils’ self-esteem and giving them opportunities to develop leadership and co-operation skills.
Visits and special days in School provide opportunities for children to plan and work together, and develop and maintain relationships under different circumstances. They can discover new qualities and characteristics through volunteering, participating and reflecting on new experiences.
Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)
Relationships, Sex and Health Education supports and guides children and young people in lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, the human biology of sex and sexuality. It is compulsory for all primary school children to receive relationship education. At Langdale we use the PSHE Association Scheme of Work to teach RSHE. This is a scheme of work that includes lesson plans and teaching materials for Reception to Year 6. It builds on learning from previous years and revisits topics each year to cover them in greater depth. It includes lesson material on topics such as keeping clean, families, gender differences, personal space, puberty, relationships and many other topics.
Children at Langdale are taught the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive healthy relationships. They are taught to be caring and show respect for others and to expect this for themselves. This includes teaching children about many different types of families; care is taken to avoid stigmatisation of any groups. Children are taught about equality and respect in line with the equality act 2010.