Subject Statement PSHE

Rushbrook Primary Academy Personal, Social, Health, Economics Curriculum Statement

At Rushbrook, we follow national guidance for PSHE and the guidelines for Key stage 1 and 2 which are laid out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study. We have selected specific content from the guidelines which is relevant to our children and use this to develop the essential skills and attributes that will equip them for life now and in the future.

PSHE runs through the very heart of our school and is at the core of everything we do, alongside Religious Education. It is evident in our behaviour policy, our house point system, our circle times as well as at playtimes, lunchtimes, and celebrations in school. Through the teaching and learning of PSHE and Religion we have developed links with the local community and many different organisations such as local care homes and charities. We also hold many events throughout the year to raise money for a number of different charities, both global and local, which encourages children to think of others, different groups in society and economic issues.

Our PSHE curriculum is covered under three core themes:

1. Health and well-being

2. Relationships

3. Living in the wider world; economic well-being and being a responsible citizen

PSHE is an essential part of the EYFS curriculum and runs throughout the four main themes that underpin the EYFS guidance:

A unique child – a child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationships – the need to learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Positive relationships Enabling environments Learning and development

Enabling environments – to learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which children’s experiences respond to their individual needs; there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and development – to develop and learn in different ways respecting the education and care of all children in the early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

At Rushbrook, we have daily assemblies which includes a celebration assembly on a Friday morning. Our assembly themes throughout the year are linked to aspects of the PSHE and RE curriculum as well as celebrating themed days and weeks such as Science day, Maths day and Reading week.