PSHE and RSE
Happy, Healthy, Safe
Welcome to our PSHE and RSE page!
I am Mrs Tyzack and I am the PSHE Leader in school.
PSHE is important to me because I believe it gives children the key building blocks to be happy and safe. It is then that children and young people reach their full potential. Happy children learn best.
Intent - Why is PSHE important for our children?
Our children are growing up in an ever-changing world, and it is our job to equip them with the skills to live healthy, safe and happy lives. The new RSE curriculum puts in place the building blocks of healthy and respectful relationships and friendships, including online and safe relationships. Mental health, including feelings of loneliness, bullying, prejudice and discrimination will also help and support our children to take care of themselves and know where to turn for support and guidance.
It is important for our children to feel unique, to understand and celebrate difference, to challenge stereotypes and to be proud of their personal identity. They need to be prepared for the next steps in life, and the changes that come with growing up, such as feelings, physical growth, increased independence and how to deal with transition.
As a school, we have invested in the Jigsaw scheme and adapted it to meet the needs of all children in our school. Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation.
Implement - What will our children learn?
The Curriculum has been planned carefully to ensure all children build on their PSHE knowledge and skills year on year. Themes have been planned to engage and enthuse children's learning, whilst taking into consideration previous learning and how to move them further on in their learning. Our PSHE Progression Map demonstrates the skills we would expect our children to learn over their time at Dane Royd.
Through a carefully planned progressive-curriculum, teachers plan engaging topics which they think that will inspire, challenge and motivate children to learn. There is a two year rolling programme in which children’s skills and knowledge are embedded and developed during their time at Dane Royd.
Our PSHE Curriculum Overview
Cycle 1: (2022-2023)
Impact - How will it help our children?
Our aim at Dane Royd is to nurture and prepare our children to be ready for the future. Our PSHE curriculum is integral in this and is interwoven through everything wo do. PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are all part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to be global citizens; develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life, the wider community and the wider world.
What do our children like about PSHE?
I love the mindfulness chime at the start of the lesson. I enjoy being quiet.
I love Mindfulness club with Mrs Hemingway. I learn new ways to relax which I can use in and out of school.'
I really enjoy PSHE lessons. We have lots of discussions and debates which are fun.
I enjoyed Mental Health week in school. I know it is so important to look after your brain as well as your body to be happy.
Lessons have given me words to use for when I fall out or have disagreements with my friends. I can say how I feel.