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What does P.S.H.E. look like at Ormesby Primary School?

Ormesby Primary School believes that PSHE and Citizenship plays a vital role in our children’s development and their well-being. PSHE equips our pupils with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable, responsible and kinder lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions and career choices, as well as managing finances correctly. PSHE lessons also allow children to reflect on and clarify their own values, beliefs and attitudes, whilst also exploring the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values, beliefs and attitudes they encounter now, and in the future.

How do we teach P.S.H.E at Ormesby Primary School?

At Ormesby Primary School, PSHE is organised and delivered in the following ways:

  • As an individual topic, using the ‘Jigsaw’ PSHE scheme and interactive resources
  • Through cross-curricular teaching and exploring themes within other curriculum subjects
  • Through pastoral time (circle time, discussion time)
  • Addressed through our assembly themes
  • Through stories
  • Through planned visits from organisations/individual speakers with appropriate expertise and experience
  • Interactive methods, which involve children’s participation
  • Use of puppets, role play and linked to ‘real life’ experiences
  • Through learning about and supporting chosen charities and our local community

As a general rule, all PSHE topics will be covered within class groups, although staff will need to be aware of the sensitivity of some issues covered and make changes where appropriate. Teachers track children’s progress against the National Curriculum objectives for PSHE. This information helps teachers to plan for future learning and identify children who require support or further challenge.

What is the impact of P.S.H.E. at Ormesby Primary School?

Through high quality teaching and learning, we aim for children to:

  • Have an understanding of practices and routines that contribute to emotional, mental and physical health.
  • Understand how they can keep themselves and others safe, both in their physical environment and online.
  • Develop self-esteem and view themselves and their unique talents in a positive light.
  • Understand and appreciate diversity within society, developing attitudes of respect and consideration for others feelings, beliefs and values.
  • Have resilience and be able to persevere when faced with a challenge
  • Feel confident to ask for appropriate support for themselves and others and know how to access this.
  • Understand that their words and actions impact others and develop a sense of responsibility towards themselves, others and their wider community and environment.
  • Increase their independence as they mature and ultimately take responsibility for themselves and their actions.
  • Develop the personal and social skills required to play a positive role in society
  • Develop an understanding of physical changes and what this may mean for themselves and others as they mature.
  • Develop skills and understanding that will contribute to their future roles in society, be that a parent or family member, an employer or an employee, a mentor or friend.

To find out what your child will be learning in each year group, please download the P.S.H.E. overviews below:

PSHE Update

Ormesby Primary School’s PSHE curriculum and policy will be updated, in line with the Department for Education guidelines, by Summer Term 2021.

Parents and carers will be be consulted on changes to the curriculum during Spring Term 2021.

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