Westwood Farm School

PSHE Curriculum

PSHE at Westwood Farm

PSHE Lead: Mrs. Dutton

 At Westwood Farm, children’s well-being, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos, building from Personal, Social and Emotional Development in EYFS, through PSHE, including SMSC and Relationships and Sex Education in KS1 and KS2.

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic education programme helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self-worth.

We use Jigsaw which is a comprehensive whole school scheme that uses a mindful approach.  The whole school focuses on the same theme each half term, but at differing, age-appropriate levels.

Autumn 1

Being Me In My World

Autumn 2

Celebrating Difference

Spring 1

Dreams and Goals

Spring 2

Healthy Me

Summer 1

Relationships

Summer 2

Changing Me

 

The Fundamental British Values (FBV) of

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

are also incorporated.

We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We teach the children about rights, respect and responsibilities and they learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.

Although PSHE is taught in discreet lessons, elements permeate all aspects of school life.  Assemblies, visitors, special events and themed weeks, such as Friendship Week, Healthy Week, Internet Safety and Deaf Awareness all contribute to the children’s learning.

As part of our Behaviour Policy, we teach all the children about the ‘Westwood Way’ and we try to ensure this is woven into our work on PSHE.

The Westwood Way;

Do be gentle – Do not hurt anybody

Do be kind and helpful – Do not hurt people’s feelings

Do work hard – Do not waste your own or other people’s time

Do look after property – Do not waste or damage things

Do listen to people – Do not interrupt

Do be honest – Do not cover up the truth 

 

 Jigsaw overview