PSHE is an important part of your child’s education and is embedded within the curriculum.

Aims

It provides an opportunity for the children to develop personally and socially, while enhancing the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. They learn this through these six areas:

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Feelings and friendship
  • Money
  • Safety and risk
  • Health
  • Identity

 

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 children will be taught these skills through sensitive and safe discussions. There will be a focus on sharing and listening, as well as understanding what positive behaviour is. Children will identify and discuss how to manage feelings. They will be encouraged to reflect on how to stay safe in familiar and unfamiliar situations, including online. There will also be conversations around what is appropriate touch. A great emphasis is placed on keeping bodies and minds healthy. They will celebrate similarities and differences while also considering how to deal with bullying. Children will begin to learn about spending, saving and keeping money safe.

 

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2 children will build on the six skill areas. They will consider what it means to be a responsible citizen and the importance of human rights. There will be discussions surrounding politics in order to provide children with a basic understanding of the world around them. Children will engage in deeper discussions around recognising bullying in its different forms and knowing who to seek help from, as well as negotiating and compromise as strategies to resolve disputes. They will also develop their enterprising skills and begin to understand the value of work in society. There will be a continued focus on healthy lifestyles. Puberty and growth will be considered.

 Children in upper Key Stage 2 will have Sex and Relationships Education, where children will discuss healthy and happy relationships and human reproduction.

 

Kenmont’s ethos

The school promotes the Growth Mindset; the idea that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This creates a love for learning and resilience essential for accomplishment.

Kenmont uses MindUp!: a whole school approach promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing. This includes taking “Brain Breaks” 3 times a day and learning about the brain in order to self-regulate, form positive relationships and act with kindness and compassion. The MindUp! lessons may be taught as part of PSHE.

Teachers will also respond to any issues or interests that arise within the class and may address these during PSHE. For example, if the children are having difficulty sharing, the teacher will support the children in finding solutions to this problem.

                                                     

PSHE Curriculum Documents

PSHE Curriculum