Personal Social Health Economic
PSHE education is an integral part of learning at Huntington Community Primary School, as is encapsulated in our motto Learn to Live, Live to Learn. It is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. Through the development of these skills they will be able to begin to keep themselves active, healthy and safe, and become increasingly prepared for life and work.
British Values are promoted through the overarching themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These values support our children in becoming healthy and respectful members of society, as well as preparing them for their continuing journey of learning and life beyond school. PSHE Association evaluated research ‘PSHE, Academic Attainment and Employability’ states that growing evidence suggests that the skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances.
The intent of our curriculum is to provide learning opportunities across all three core themes, within which British Values will also be explored. Through these themes we will deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all, maximising the outcomes for every child and resulting in happy, healthy, independent and responsible members of society who have a love for learning. Children will develop personally and socially, and have the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We will also provide opportunities for our children to learn about British Values (Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs). In doing so they will be able to appreciate what it means to be a part of a diverse society, whilst developing their sense of self-worth by contributing to school life and the wider community.
At Huntington we implemented a new PSHE programme of study in September 2020 - 1decision, which is mapped against the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study.
PSHE plays a vital part in education and underpins all other areas of learning. We believe that it is important to teach discrete, focused PSHE lessons which can be tailored to the needs of individual classes and pupils. It is equally important, however, that PSHE is developed through other subject areas and the wider school environment. PSHE is also an important part of school assemblies, during which children can develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural knowledge.
We are developing our curriculum around the three core themes from the PSHE programme of study: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The curriculum also includes opportunities to link to British Values, SMSC and Growth Mindset. The thematic approach covers all three core themes of the Programme of Study over the school year, with three topics per half term. This approach allows different year groups to work on similar themes at the same time, building a spiral programme year on year, whilst offering flexibility in terms of medium term planning. The topic areas can be adapted to meet planning requirements, pupils’ stage of development and needs, and to reflect the context of the school and local community.
The 1decision programme is built on discussion. It provides opportunities for children to make real decisions about their lives supporting in-depth discussion of key life moments, ensuring children understand key concepts and are engaged in active discussion. The programme builds on skills previously learnt and can be timed to match pupils’ needs. This sequencing means that children commit key knowledge to long term memory. Assessment within 1decision is built into the programme and can be gathered in a number of ways; student self-assessment journeys, baseline, formative, and summative assessments, and discussion notes.
Year 6 enjoyed learning all about road and cycle saftey through their Bikeability sessions.
Growth Mindset at Huntington
British Values at Huntington