PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future.

At Elmwood Infant School, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. 

Throughout lessons children are encouraged to think about which ‘Superskills’ they might be using in order to be the best they can be, such as collaboration, communication and being reflective. We offer 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. As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. Elmwood Infant School is a rights respecting school and we give children the opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities. Children are encouraged to use their knowledge about rights during PSHE lesson discussions and within the wider curriculum.

Using the Jigsaw programme, children acquire knowledge, understanding and the skills they need to manage their lives now and in their futures. It develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.

PSHE around our school

Year 1 have been enjoying learning in their PSHE lessons.