PSHE & Relationship & Health Education
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) and Relationships education at Winstanley CP School
We follow the requirements of the National Curriculum in PSHE and Relationships education.
WCPS uses the PSHE Association- programme builders question based model in order to develop the whole child and to guarantee all national curriculum objectives are taught. Children at WCPS are taught PSHE across school focusing on 3 main themes. These themes are: Relationships, Health and Well-being and Living in the Wider World. SRE is also woven into these themes to ensure full coverage of the national curriculum. Elements of the SRE education is delivered by HH kids, who are an external agency approved by Wigan.
As part of providing a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum, we are able to nurture and support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development in young children and promote the fundamental British values in young lives. At WCPS we want to give children the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives, both now and in their adult lives. We work in partnership with our families and community to provide a safe and caring environment. We believe that all our children should understand the following values:
Respect for: self and others; diversity and difference; the rule of law; the local and wider environment.
Importance of how to keep themselves safe.
Importance of economic well-being.
To support children’s mental health and well-being, all classes across school celebrate the positive personal qualities of individual children using our ‘I wonder wall’.
PSHE is taught each term in school, every other week alternating with RE for one hour and is linked through other subjects and school experiences such as assemblies.
In Nursery and Reception, PSHE is woven into everything they do through the prime areas of learning, which are: communication and language, physical development (health and self-care), personal, social and emotional development. This includes, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour and making relationships. It is essential in Early Years, that we establish these firm foundations to enable children to build on this throughout school and be equipped with these skills for the future.
Children in need
Macmillan coffee morning
E safety day
Red nose day
Mother’s day and father’s day
At the end of each topic, children are teacher assessed against their understanding and knowledge of the objectives taught.
How can I help my child at home?
By sharing the main values of our school with your children.
Click here to view WCPS Relationship & Health Education policy (coming September 2020)