PSHE at Cotsford
The Personal, Social, Health and Economic education programme of study is organised into three core themes:
- health and wellbeing
- living in the wider world (covering economic wellbeing and careers)
These themes include various topics related to physical and mental health, alcohol and drug education, relationships (and sex) education, economic wellbeing and careers. Often our work in PSHE is cross curricula and covers British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education and also links into our Rights Respecting School agenda.
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PSHE at Cotsford
We, at Cotsford Primary are very excited to begin our journey with Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE. It promotes positive mindsets and allows children to expand their knowledge of respecting their rights. Each class has it’s own character in the shape of a jigsaw piece. These are on display in each class and are used regularly to support children with decisions and their understanding.
|Autumn 1:||Being Me in My World||Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.|
|Autumn 2:||Celebrating Difference||Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding|
|Spring 1:||Dreams and Goals||Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society|
|Spring 2:||Healthy Me||Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise|
|Summer 1:||Relationships||Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss|
|Summer 2:||Changing Me||Includes Relationships and coping positively with physical and emotional change|
RSE at Cotsford
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme. To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw. The mapping document: Jigsaw 3-11 and statutory Relationships and Health Education, which can be found within our policy, shows exactly how Jigsaw and therefore our school, meets the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements. It also states our position on Sex Education. Additional information can be found by clicking on the links below.
Being Me in My World has been our topic during the first half of the Autumn term.
In Early Years this term the children met Jennie and Jerry, and thoroughly enjoyed their calm time introduced through our PSHE Jigsaw scheme. They are understanding the importance of being a kind friend and beginning to take turns understanding that we must listen to our friends and consider what they say. The children have looked at people who help us within the community, school and at home.
In Year 2 the children explored their feelings and that it is ok to feel sad, angry, fearful and worried but more importantly that they tell someone and use a range of strategies to deal with it. They looked at people who are close to them at home as well as in school, and how those people can make us feel a range of emotions depending on the scenario. The children explored their worries and used the worry monsters to try and find solutions. The big emphasis this half term has been to create a class charter that is meaningful to everyone and helps us to learn, feel safe and to be heard. The children explored several rights and voted on the most important ones for the class charter. The children then created their own and identified what a good role model would look like. Year 2 know how important it is to have a voice and how to respect it. The children voted for the school team class representatives exploring the meaning of democracy.
In our Year 3/4 class the children took part in weekly circle times, where they discussed themselves and how they can create positive relationships. They discussed behaviour and how their actions can create positive and negative consequences.
Year 4 have focussed on the different roles people play in our school community and how they help us. The children decided as a class the different rewards and consequences they would like to work towards. They shared their knowledge of rights and the different ways we can respect our rights. They used these thoughtful discussions to create a Class Charter, as you can see below. The children even created some posters to encourage team work and to inspire others to respect children’s rights.
They talked about the importance of charity and helping others. The children made donations to Macmillan and we all enjoyed a drink and some cake on the field, after thinking about how our donations could help others.
Year 5 have really enjoyed taking part in discussions about rights and how we respect our rights in school; the whole class has really got on board with supporting each other’s rights. The children have thought about what it takes to set personal goals and how they can achieve what they want to as well as what to do when they are feeling under pressure or anxious. The whole class has worked hard on using kind and helpful words and they have thought about how they feel when they use these and when they hear them.
Year 6 have had group discussions around their goals and expectations for the year ahead. Alongside this, they have developed their knowledge of the wider world and being a global citizen. They have a better understanding of wants and needs and can compare these with children in different communities.