PSHE and RHE Curriculum
At Chalfont St Peter Infant School we provide high quality PSHE and RHE provision that will equip children with essential life skills and develop the knowledge, strategies and attributes required to protect and enhance their wellbeing. Through carefully planned and resourced lessons we aim to develop the whole child, enabling them to:
Our PSHE curriculum is delivered using Twinkl Life’s PSHE and Citizenship scheme of work. Lessons in this scheme of work have their foundations in recognising everybody’s value in society, from appreciation of others in units such as,' Diverse Britain', to promoting strong and positive views of self in 'Think Positive and Be Yourself'. The themes and topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide children with guidance on essential safeguarding issues, developing their knowledge of when and how they can ask for help or seek the support of others. Twinkl Life’s PSHE and Citizenship resources are fully in line with the Learning Outcomes and Core Themes provided by the PSHE Association Programme of Study and is recommended and referred to by the DfE in all key documentation relating to PSHE provision in schools. This scheme of work covers all of the required objectives and follows the three core areas of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The scheme of work fulfils the requirements of 2020 Statutory Relationships and Health Education, setting these learning intentions in the context of a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum.
The scheme of work is taught in thematic units, each consisting of six lessons. The units are designed to be delivered in a creative manner, using many approaches such as role play, discussion and games with groups of various sizes. These activities enable children to develop the vocabulary and confidence needed to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect. Children will apply their understanding of society to their everyday interactions, from the classroom to the wider community to which they belong.
The PSHE provision provides pupils with well-chosen opportunities and contexts to explore and embed new knowledge that can be used confidently in real life situations. We prioritise physical and mental health and wellbeing, providing children with skills to evaluate and understand their own wellbeing needs, practise self-care and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them.