At Melbourne Junior school, our intention is for all our children to see themselves both as valued individuals and important members of communities. We value each child as an individual, with a unique range of talents, interests, learning styles and needs and endeavour to promote a sense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing across the school. We want all our pupils to be thoughtful, caring and respectful people, who are able to form their own values and make informed choices. Through our curriculum, we intend to develop lifelong learners who are equipped with skills for use in an ever-changing world.
We aim to:
PSHE is taught through discreet lessons, as well as being integrated into a wide range of other subjects, activities, assemblies, celebration days and educational visits or visitors. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build on the statutory content outlined in the National Curriculum, the basic school curriculum and statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, relationships and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
Our curriculum is designed around termly themes, in line with the Learning Outcomes and Core Themes outlined in the PSHE Association. This is the national body for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, which is widely used by schools in England and is recommended and referred to by the DfE in all key documentation relating to PSHE provision in schools. The PSHE Association Programme of Study is based on three core themes: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing. Within these themes there is broad overlap and flexibility and knowledge is built on as children progress through KS2.
Alongside curriculum coverage through English, Science, PE, DT, RE, History, Geography and Computing (online safety), we use resources from PSHE association, the SCARF scheme of work, British Red Cross, NSPCC, Go Givers, Crown Prosecution Service, Oxfam and Fair Trade to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of the pupils in our school. Themes and lessons are structured and sequenced in order to engage pupils in purposeful learning by building on prior knowledge and helping connect knowledge, understanding and skills year-on-year, both within PSHE and across other subjects and the wider curriculum.
Our Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship (PSHCE) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, who: