PSHE and Relationships
Hinstock school is dedicated to delivering teaching that is stimulating and appropriate to every child’s needs, ensuring the inclusion of all pupils. All children need to feel valued and should be given the opportunities to succeed to the best of their abilities. PSHE, therefore, is delivered throughout the curriculum both as stand-alone planned lessons, and within the whole school ethos, which continually promotes its central importance to a well-balanced, child-centred curriculum. The curriculum is taught through the PSHE Association Curriculum in which the PSHE Skills and Knowledge Progression Grid is also used which splits learning into key areas:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
These are then broken down further
Health and Wellbeing
- Physical health and well-being
- Growing and Changing
- Keeping Safe
- Families and Friendship
- Safe relationships
- Respecting ourselves and others
Living in the Wider World
- Belonging to a community
- Media literacy and digital resilience
- Money and work
Children that are given the opportunity to share their ideas and opinions within the safe environment of the classroom are children who will ultimately grow in confidence; enabling them to make better decisions for themselves both inside and outside of school. The school has a School Council with elected and representative members from Reception through to Year 6. The Council meet regularly to discuss the views of pupils, to make decisions and draw up action plans which contribute to school improvement.
To provide all of our children with knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being health and relationships. This will ensure that they are ready to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life in modern Britain. To ensure high quality teaching and learning through a coherently planned curriculum which provides children opportunities to learn new skills, practise and apply embedded skills and allows children quality time to reflect on what it means to them.
This PSHE and RSE curriculum will lay the foundations that children will need at high school and beyond. They will be able to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, equipped with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Children will put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. This high quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate programme of study, coupled with high quality teaching and learning in all areas of PSHE and SMSC will help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life in modern Britain.
The RSE curriculum in Primary schools is split into two main sections by the DfE:
Relationships education and Health education.
Relationships education: By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on: Families and people who care for me; caring friendships; respectful relationships; online relationships; and being safe.
Health education: By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on: mental wellbeing; Internet safety and harms; physical health and fitness; healthy eating; facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco; health and prevention; basic first aid; and the changing adolescent body.
Long Term Plan
Information For Parents
Useful Links for Skills Development and Resources.
List of PSHE websites for 4-11 year old students, including games and activities and resources for teachers and parents. From Starting Primary School, Self; Awareness, Wellbeing and Careers, Relationships, Health and Safety, Community and Global Citizneship. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmpfb9q
Learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer; plus lots of good sites for children. https://www.childnet.com/resources/looking-for-kidsmart Kidsmart,
Coping with change and uncertainty this site has some fantastic resources which are especially useful during these uncertain times: https://www.bbc.com/ownit
Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang. https://www.bbc.com/ownit CBBC's stay safe
Tips and links to child friendly apps https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/expert-help/e-safety-tablets-and-apps E-Safety, Tablets and Apps,
This links to many sites to support anti-bullying resources http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org/anti-bullying-week Anti-bullying network,