PSHE at Belmont
At Belmont, PSHE ensures that our children are exposed to a broad and varied curriculum, which includes the statutory requirements, alongside topics that are pertinent to our pupils. Our curriculum offers the children many opportunities to broaden and deepen their understanding of relationships through progressive schemes of work, which build on prior experiences and learning; with greater depth and increasing maturity with each encounter. PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our curriculum aims to help all children understand how they develop personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up, encouraging the respect needed to discuss these issues. Our PSHE curriculum encompasses our school values of honesty, kindness, respect, resilience and responsibility and demonstrates how they are integral to real-life.
- Taught as half-term units to deepen and develop knowledge, skills and understanding; this format helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world.
- Places emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.
- Use of KAPOW scheme of learning, where pupils revisit and build on the five key areas throughout KS1 and KS2: Family & Relationships; Health & Well-being; Safety & the Changing Body; Citizenship; and Economic Well-being
- Each of these areas are returned to in each year group, making pupil’s prior and future learning clear and part of a wider learning journey. (Year 6 also has a further key area: Identity - in preparation for transitioning to secondary.)
- Teaching develops increasing depth and maturity each time a key area is revisited and clear use of prior knowledge and learning is seen, so pupils can build on previous foundations.
- Puberty is taught at the appropriate levels in year 4 (puberty - the changing body), year 5 (puberty - body changes and menstruation) and year 6 (puberty - physical and emotional changes)
- Conception and pregnancy will be taught as part of the science curriculum rather than RSE
- All statutory elements of the RSE curriculum are covered within our PSHE curriculum.
The intended impact of the PSHE curriculum is that children will:
- demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others.
- have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.
- take responsibility for their actions.
- have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.
- have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
- demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.