At Ratby, our well-planned PSHCE curriculum is designed to equip all of our pupils for the real world and to meet all of our pupils’ needs. We want our children to have high aspirations; a strong belief in themselves and to realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it:
What do we want for our pupils?
- To develop a confidence in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others
- To show tolerance of others’ beliefs and life choices
- To develop skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe
- To develop an attitude of a responsible citizen
- To build positive, respectful relationships with other people
Our PSHCE curriculum builds on prior learning by following the progressive frameworks outlined in the Twinkl PSHCE scheme of work. The scheme of work covers the following strands:
- Myself and My Relationships
- Healthy and Safer Lifestyles
- Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing.
This scheme of work has been amended and adapted to ensure that it meets the needs of all of our pupils at Ratby. It has been timetabled carefully, so that it links to events such as Anti-Bullying week, World Mental Health day and Healthy Eating week. Time has been taken to ensure that all areas of the curriculum are being covered across both key stages and that they are being taught at an age-appropriate level.
Although regular time-tabled sessions will be a necessity, PSHCE must also be taught incidentally and teachers must be flexible and respond to pupils’ needs and current world affairs. Our work as a Rights Respecting School and Celebration Assembly which promote our RESPECT values will also support the teaching of PSHCE across the school.
It is also important that PSHCE is taught in other areas of the curriculum, not just as a discrete lesson. At Ratby Primary School we aim to promote and reflect British Values in all that we do. We pride ourselves on a whole school approach to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of our pupils.
Links with SMSC and Fundamental British Values
Our Cornerstones Curriculum puts SMSC and Fundamental British Values at the heart of everything our pupils do. Many of our Imaginative Learning Projects promote aspects of SMSC and FBV. For example, in Year 1 children learn about right, wrong, rules and laws in the exciting ‘Superheroes’ project. Whilst in Year 5 pupils learn about people from another culture in the lively ‘Rio de Vida’ topic.
Further details can be downloaded below.