PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health Education, Economic) and Citizenship, give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, and responsible citizens.
Children are encouraged to contribute fully to the life of the school and their surrounding communities. By doing so, they learn to recognise self-worth, work confidently with others, and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
Year 1 and 2 are following the SEAL approach to PSHE. SEAL is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.
Topics are covered in assemblies and in lessons.
MY WORLD, MY RESPONSIBILITY - CITIZENSHIP:
Being British, core values, stereotypes and diversity, immigrations and refugees, British institutions, democracy and the justice system, human rights, and the British political system.
MONEY MATTERS - ECONOMICS:
Money: (bold) the value of money, when and why money was created, the creation of the first banks, goods, and services, need and want, scarcity, productions, opportunity cost, trade, supply and demand and exchange rates. Students will often work around projects to learn about budgeting, statistic, market research, profits, etc.
ME MYSELF AND I – EMOTIONAL WELLBEING:
Emotions: Children are encouraged to share their ideas and feelings openly. We discuss topics such as divorce, loss and bereavement, shame and guilt, stress, and anxiety, disagreeing politely, and assertiveness. Our aim is to help our pupils to cope with life’s challenges and encourage them to talk about their feelings.
MORAL ME - ETHICS:
Topics such as good friends, keeping promises, solving a conflict, apologising, and forgiving, animal rights and endangered species, celebrating differences, gender equality, fair trade, right to education, child labour and environmental issues.
MY BODY IS A TEMPLE - HEALTH:
Body hygiene, healthy eating, the importance of sleep, relaxation and exercise, puberty, and mental health.
SAFE AND SOUND – LIFE SAFETY:
Safety tips to remain safe on the road, at home, on the Internet and on social media.