At Coopers Lane, PSHE is a key part of the curriculum and is delivered in either circle time lessons, or within other subjects. Our core themes for each term are listed below and the skills and knowledge within each theme develop as children progress through each year group.
1. Relationships (Autumn)
- how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
- how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
- how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
- how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
- how to respect equality and diversity in relationships
2. Living in the Wider World (Spring)
- about respect for the self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
- about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
- about different groups and communities
- to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
- about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
- about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
- how money plays an important part in people’s lives
- a basic understanding of enterprise.
3. Health and Wellbeing (Summer)
- what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
- how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
- how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
- ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
- about managing change, such as puberty, transition and loss
- how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing
- and to recognise sources of help with this
- how to respond in an emergency
- to identify different influences on health and wellbeing.
Throughout the year we will be linking our PSHE and assembly themes to the UNCRC – United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. We hold several assemblies to help children understand that they have rights and the responsibilities that go with these rights. In 2015 were awarded level 1 in the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award and we are currently working towards level 2. For more information visit our RRS page.
Each year we take part in many events, which highlight the responsibilities, relating to Rights Respecting, such as raising money for Sport Relief for those children in need across the world (CRC 28).