St Simon and St Jude

Church of England Primary School

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PSHE Curriculum Overview

At St Simon and St Jude C of E Primary School, we use a course of Character Education lessons to teach our children PSHE (personal, social, health education – incorporating personal, social and emotional development).

We aim to develop confident and compassionate students, who are effective contributors to society, successful learners, and responsible citizens; character education teaches the acquisition and strengthening of virtues (the traits that sustain a well-rounded life and a thriving society) which allow the children to flourish in all areas.

Our teaching sequence is strongly linked each half term to our focus Christian value.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Friendship

Truthfulness

Courage

Forgiveness

Compassion

Respect

friendliness

cooperation

gratitude

 

fairness

honesty

self-discipline

kindness

courage

courtesy determination

service

forgiveness

cleanliness

service

caring

helpfulness

respect

patience

 

 

The whole school will study the same character qualities and virtues at any given time as this will heighten focus and provide opportunity for year group interaction. As children progress through the school, their knowledge and understanding of each virtue will become more and more sophisticated.

There are a range of activities used to teach PSHE including drama, art, talk, debate, thinking skills as well as writing. Character development involves caring for and respecting others as well as caring for and respecting oneself: through successful teaching and learning, the children should be able to apply their skills not only in their books, but in their existence.

RSE

At SSSJ, safeguarding all of our pupils is of paramount importance. We believe that our children should be provided with  age-appropriate information as  they progress through the school so that they have the necessary information that will support them to make sensible choices throughout their lives.
 
Through our RSE (Relationships and sex education) lessons, we aim to provide them with knowledge to support their learning in emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Some of this essential knowledge is taught through science and some through PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
 
We use resources from ‘The Christopher Winter Project as this enables us to provide accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex and sexual health. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline. These resources have been commended by  PSHE Association and fully support the Science National Curriculum.
Curriculum overview

 

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