PSHE and RSE
PSHE at Lingham Primary School
Why is PSHE important?
At Lingham Primary school, we believe that Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important part of children’s education. We want our pupils to become respectful, confident and healthy individuals within our school, community and wider society. Our PSHE curriculum, taught through Kapow and My Happy Mind teaches children about their health, safety, wellbeing relationships and financial matters. Through weekly lessons, themed weeks and assemblies our pupils will learn how to become a positive role model within school and the wider community.
How do we teach PSHE?
PSHE is taught weekly using a progressive and consistent whole school approach wherein each area is revisited to allow children to build on prior learning. The PSHE curriculum consists of five key areas of learning across key stages 1 and 2: Family and Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Safety and the Changing Body, Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing, and three key areas in EYFS: self-regulation, building relationships and managing self (to match the personal, social and emotional development as outlined in the Early Years Curriculum). Lingham Primary School’s values – Be Ready, Be Safe and Be Respectful are reinforced not only through the PSHE curriculum but throughout daily school life. Through our behaviour policy we encourage children to manage and take accountability for their actions, to treat others with kindness and respect at all times and to develop relationships rooted in respect and trust.
My Happy Mind.
My Happy Mind is an NHS backed programme that is based on scientific research about what it takes to create positive wellbeing. We teach the programme from Early Years to Year 6 across five modules, which introduce a new set of content and habits to help children build resilience, self-esteem and confidence:
Meet your brain – To know how your brain works and how to look after it so that pupils can manage emotions and be at their best. Growth mindset is a key part of this.
Celebrate – To know your unique character strengths and learn to celebrate them, in order to build self-esteem.
Appreciate – To know why gratitude matters and how pupils can develop gratitude as a habit, as this is key to wellbeing and resilience.
Relate – To know why positive relationships matter and how to build them, focussing on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.
Engage – To know how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience.
How do we measure the impact of PSHE?
By the time children leave Lingham Primary School they will know how to be healthy, responsible individuals within their community and wider society. They will understand how to utilise their learning to tackle a range of situations such as, dealing with a friendship issue, making healthy choices and having a positive role within the wider community. The children will have participated in opportunities, through lessons, themed weeks, visitors and school roles and responsibilities, to develop personally and socially. They will have developed an understanding of the diverse society and their rights and responsibilities within that society.