PSHE

PSHE at Stocksbridge Junior School

The Stocksbridge Junior School PSHE curriculum is comprised of three key areas: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Our ethos is to provide all children with the knowledge and skills that they need for later life, preparing them for all challenges that they may face.

We have designed our PSHE curriculum to link with ‘Thrive’. Each half-term, the children have the opportunity to achieve three Thrive based targets alongside their PSHE learning to further their development as a young citizen.

 

What does the PSHE curriculum look like for each of the year groups:

What does PSHE look like in Year 3?

Health and Wellbeing:

Children will be able to explain to others how they can keep themselves safe and healthy; at school, at home and in the locality.

They will be able to explain the differences between males and females, judge what kind of physical contact is acceptable and how to respond to it if it is not, recognise how and when to ask for help and to resist pressure to do something that makes them uncomfortable.

Relationships:

Children will be able to recognise the feelings of others without being told explicitly, know who their friends are and why, act supportively towards victims of bullying, take action when they witness bullying.

They will be able to explain more about their choices and why they make them despite their preferences when to listen to emotions, keep personal information safe and resisting pressure from others.
Living in the Wider World:

Children will be able to understand that you can pay for goods in a range of ways, keep simple financial records and recognise influences on choices about spending and saving.

They will be able to understand that a diverse range of people makes up our community and the importance of respecting equality.

What does PSHE look like in Year 4?

Health and Wellbeing:

Children will be able to understand the need to manage risks anywhere, know when it is appropriate to seek emergency help and be aware of basic actions to take in emergency situations.

They will be able to understand the process of growing from young to old and how people’s needs change, describe some of the changes that happen at puberty, recognise and care about other people’s feelings, understand that puberty is linked to reproduction.

Relationships:

Children will be able to understand the various types of relationships in their lives, be clear about ways of keeping safe online and in other cyberspaces, comment on differences between their lives and the lives of others.

They will be able to make informed choices, know their areas of strength, be aware of persuasive language, threats and pressure from others, express their feelings in a positive way.

Living in the Wider World:

Children will be able to understand basic concepts around savings accounts, lending and borrowing, paid employment and work of charities.

They will be able to understand the importance of respecting and protecting the environment.

What does PSHE look like in Year 5?

Health and Wellbeing:

Children will know that some substances can alter how people behave and how their body works, know what effect alcohol has on their brain and other parts of their body.

They will know how their body and feelings will change as they approach and move through puberty; know when and understand why puberty takes place; and recognise when and how to ask for help and advice.

Relationships:

Children will know the differences between confidential and secret, give praise and constructive feedback to others, confidently and appropriately challenge when there is a difference of opinion.

They will know the role of the media and advertising in the portrayal of images, be aware of more of their strengths and areas for development, and identify issues involved when changing schools and making new friends and keeping old ones.

Living in the Wider World:

Children will know how to plan and manage a budget, calculate profit and loss, recognise value to money and understand financial risks associated with the internet.

They will know how to discuss and debate topical issues concerning health and wellbeing and critique views presented by the media.

What does PSHE look like in Year 6?

Health and Wellbeing:

Children will feel confident in their knowledge of how they can keep themselves safe and healthy as they move on to secondary schools and adulthood.

They will know what constitutes a positive, healthy relationship, be aware of the different types of relationship, including those between friends and families, civil partnerships and marriage, and describe the life processes of reproduction in humans.

Relationships:

Children will leave school with confidence in having strategies to thrive in the future.

They can recognise their strengths, be aware of those areas with which they may need support, know how to ask for support, know some ways of managing pressure.

Living in the Wider World:

Children know that finance plays an important role in people’s lives and can recognise links between learning, the world of work and future economic wellbeing.

They have a basic knowledge of the UK democratic system of Government and how individuals and communities contribute to this.