Personal, Social and Health Education
What is PSHE?
PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of your child's national curriculum learning.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The kinds of questions that might come up in PSHE include: What acts indicate kindness? Why do we have to eat vegetables? Why do large items sometimes cost less than smaller ones?
Learning opportunities take place in specific lessons as well as in assemblies, tutorial programmes, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils' experiences.
PSHE at Blessed Mother Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
At Blessed Mother Teresa’s we teach the statutory Relationships and Health Education through Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full. This teaches the statutory element of the curriculum within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.
Given that RHE (Relationships and Health Education) is a statutory subject for all schools from September 2020, we are embracing “the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life” by giving pupils knowledge “that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships” (DFE Statutory Guidance).
We will deliver this teaching through the prism of Catholic RSHE. The framework of our programme is taken from the Model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice.
What the children say...
Year 5 - "We had lots of fun in PSHE when the PCSOs came in to support us in completing our police cadet training."
Aimee - "I enjoy everything about PSHE, I especially liked it when the mayor visited us in our school."
Cultural Capital Link - Dentist Visit
We had a special visit from a Staffordshire dentist practice to tell us all about how to look after our teeth. Dr. Segel from Millennium Dentistry delivered a talk with interactive videos and props to get the children involved. There was lots of opportunities for the children to learn about oral hygiene and take this information away with them to include in their daily routines enabling them to stay healthy.
"Thank you so much for visiting and giving such an interactive session to our nursery children. The children were very focused and were eager to share their knowledge. They enjoyed role-playing using the available resources and the loved the timers."
"The information targeted the age group well and the children took away with them some really useful information that they can now use in their everyday life."
PC Buck and PCSO Ludlow-Smith came to join our parent workshop to talk about their special jobs. We had great fun learning about their work within the community. We also got to sit in the police car. Great fun was had by all the children, family members and teachers.
"I liked sitting in the drivers seat because it was big and fun," Megan said.
"I liked it when the lights and the sounds went off on the police car," said Daniel.