At St. Anne’s Primary School, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. As a Church of England School, we believe that by facilitating the educational, social, emotional, aesthetic, spiritual and moral development of each child we are helping to give children as many opportunities as possible for achievement and personal fulfilment in later life including online and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life, through leadership and the wider community.
Our PSHE curriculum is taught using the Jigsaw PSHE programme, where each half term each class explores a ‘piece’ of the puzzle through engaging and creative activities including debate, discussion and role play. Each weekly lesson contributes to the exploration of the big question to achieve depth of understanding. Using the Jigsaw programme ensures that we cover all the objectives laid out for PSHE in the National Curriculum.
Our children feel comfortable to talk openly and honestly in the safe environment created at St. Anne’s through PSHE teaching. They are empowered by their learning in PSHE to be thoughtful and confident in communicating about their bodies, their relationships and their experiences of the world around them. Our children are also secure in their understanding of when to seek out help and support and have the resources they need to deal with the challenges that they may face in their daily lives, including in an online environment. Children know how to use their learning in PSHE in the outside world and can make informed and responsible choices.
RSE (Relationships and sex education)
RSE is an important part of PSHE education and relationships education is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all primary pupils. RSE is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the Science and PSHE curriculum.
St Anne’s offers a programme of sex education which is appropriate to the children’s age and maturity.
Primary sex education focuses on;
- How a baby is conceived and born,
- That there are ways to prevent a baby from being made.
Parents will receive written notice before these lessons are taught and have the right to withdraw their children from this aspect of RSE learning.
For more information about our PSHE and RSE curriculum please see the subject policy and content overview below.