Elmwood Infant School aims to provide a supportive, safe environment in which to promote all aspects of PSHE. Class teachers are responsible for the delivery of PSHE within their timetable. Good classroom practice involves a wide range of teaching and learning strategies, which take into account different learning styles. Teachers employ a range of teaching styles to meet the needs of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. Styles include active learning, enquiry and discussion.
PSHE is taught through a combination of: –
– Discreet curriculum time: e.g: Circle time,
– Through and in other subject’s/curriculum areas: e.g: Rights Respecting School ethos, Science
– Through focussed weeks/activities and events; e.g: assemblies, Friendship Week, Show Racism the red card, anti-bullying week etc.
The scheme of work:
In KS1 we use the Jigsaw Scheme of Work, which offers a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. Each class has access to the Jigsaw resource folder with the scheme of work included. The scheme indicates topics to be covered in each year group within KS1. The time scale is only a guideline and year groups will decide the best sequence to cover each topic area.
Jigsaw themed materials are used as a basis for teaching PSHE in the following areas: –
Being Me in the World
Dreams and Goals
Early Years Foundation Stage
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is encouraged through the ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ curriculum. PSHE is about making connections and is strongly linked to play. PSHE is taught through activities that are part of topics, as well as on an individual basis to develop personal skills such as dressing, feeding and toileting. Positive experiences are built through daily opportunities to share and enjoy a range of different activities. Children will learn to form positive relationships in a setting that supports mutual respect and understanding and that celebrates and acknowledges differences. We give children the confidence to make the most of opportunities, to communicate effectively and to explore the world around them. They learn to work as part of a group or class taking turns and sharing, and show their own feelings in appropriate ways.