Be the Best you can Be

At Worcesters Primary School we believe that PSHE plays a fundamental part in our curriculum as we support children to obtain the knowledge and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

Through PSHE we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class, school councils and supporting nominated charities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

We encourage children to follow our school motto ‘Be the Best you can Be’ in order to reflect the high aspirations we have for our school community. At Worcesters, we promote our school values in order to provide inspiration for life-long learning.

Values 

Every half term in PSHE children learn the current half termly value. These are:

– Self Awareness

– Self Responsibility

– Resilience

– Equality

– Respect

– Honesty

Click here to see our current value.

 

PSHE is taught every week by the class teacher. We follow the The burning of pudding lane (year 2) medium term planning to ensure progression throughout the whole school. Here are some of the skills children will acquire throughout their time at Worcesters Primary School.

Skills

During their time at Worcesters, children will learn skills to support them in life now and in the future.

Relationships

  • Friendships
  • Keeping safe in school and online
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Peer pressure
  • Teamwork
  • Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Health and wellbeing

  • Eating healthy
  • Hygiene
  • Dental care
  • Medicines and drugs
  • Body image
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

Living in the wider world

  • People who help us
  • Our environment
  • Looking after money
  • Community
  • Jobs

Visits

During the school year we have visitors come in to bring the PSHE curriculum to life and engage pupils.

– NSPCC

– Dental health advisor

– Anti-radicalisation speakers

– Magistrates

– Police

 

Anti-Bullying

An aspect taught through PSHE lessons is anti-bullying. At Worcesters Primary School our aim is to develop a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as unacceptable. Children learn what bullying is and the impact it has on a person. We support pupils to understand that there are different forms of bullying for example cyber-bullying, prejudice-based bullying, race, sex, religion and belief, gender, transgender, sexual orientation and disability.

Our aims and strategies

  • Friendship week
  • Ensuring all member of the school have an understanding of what bullying is.
  • Promote an environment where children are free from threat and different types of bullying.
  • Ensuring pupils are confident to approach adults in the school regarding bullying.
  • Assemblies to promote awareness.

 

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

At Worcesters Primary School our aim is to teach pupils about the physical development of their bodies as they grow into adults. During their time at the school we will explore moral questions and dilemmas, relationship issues and the importance of family life. Our curriculum for PSHE is intended to act as a vehicle which teachers and parents can help children to understand more fully the world they live in and their responsibilities.

Sex and Relationship Education is delivered by the class teachers. We teach about the parts of the body and how these work and we explain to children what will happen to their bodies during puberty. The scheme forms a celebration of life, and seeks to develop an understanding of the complexities of human relationships.

Worcesters Primary School works closely with parents as we believe that children benefit from being giving consistent message about their changing bodies. Find our SRE policy here.

British Values

 

The children enjoyed learning about the British Values. Throughout the morning the children had the opportunity to vote for the charity of their choice and the money raised went to the one with the most votes.

Reception were fortunate to meet PC Doris. She spoke to the children about the police and what the police do in society to keep them​ safe. The children were very confident to ask PC Doris some questions.

For more information, please click on the following links:

Values
Power for Good Week
Special Speakers
Friendship Week