At Wickhambrook we believe that studying Personal Social and Health Educationis a planned, developmental programmeof learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:
•accurate and relevant knowledge
•opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
•opportunities to explore, clarify (and if necessary) challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
Within the EYFS curriculum we set the foundations for the PSHE curriculum with a strong focus on the Prime area of Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) supporting children within the three strands of Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness, Managing Feelings and Behaviour and Making Relationships. This is embedded within every aspect of the day with EYFS.
PSHE can be divided into three branches of thinking. These concepts help children learn to act and think about themselves and others in a considered and thoughtful way. We teacher 7 strands of PSHE within these concepts.
Health and Wellbeing
•Keeping safe and managing risk
•Drug, alcohol and tobacco education (DATE)
•Mental health and emotional wellbeing
•Physical health and wellbeing
•Sex and relationship education (SRE)
Living in the Wider World
•Careers, financial capability & economic wellbeing
•Identity, society and equality