What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes our children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
In doing so they will learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. Through our PSHE curriculum our children will be able to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our children will learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Bromet Primary School follows the Jigsaw Programme to teach PSHE to our children.
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and we are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lessons across the school, and encourages children to try to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Whole School Community
Children at Bromet are given many opportunities to be part of the whole school community on a regular basis. Some of the responsibilities in which our children regularly participate include:
Buddying- year 5 and year R
School Council- 2 representatives from each year group
School Librarians- year 6,
Play-leaders- year 5,
Cross key stage readers- UKS2 and KS1
House captains for school sports events- year 6
Lunch time monitors- year 2 up
At Bromet your child’s well-being will be at the centre of our thinking. We acknowledge that the children will have had different experiences during this time. We are aware that a common thread running through all is the loss of routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom. These losses can trigger anxiety in any child. We know that an anxious child is not in a place to learn effectively. Teachers will work to help children come back into school life, acknowledging the experiences they have had.
We will cover prior learning in the Autumn term in order to support children further develop their skills and build on previous learning.