Intent: What we want to achieve through RSHE teaching
At Laceyfields, we want our children to feel safe and happy and to grow into effective and successful learners as well as become healthy and responsible members of their community. Our RSHE curriculum has a strong focus on developing emotional literacy, building resilience and forming positive relationships in line with our school values of Respect, Resilience, Collaboration, Creativitiy and Responsibility. We want our children to understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world around them and beyond.
Implementation – How we do it here
Every half term starts with Relationships Day and children learn how to respect others’ personal space as well as ask for their own; understand boundaries and what fairness is; resolve conflict; manage emotions and respect others’ individuality. A range of different families and relationships will be explored. We use resources and books that show families of all kinds, including mum/dad, two mums, two dads, fostering, adoption, single parent, extended family and others. This reflects both our school community and wider society.
We take part in focussed weeks such as Children’s Mental Health and Anti-Bullying Week so that children can join in with national initiatives to develop healthy minds and attitudes towards others. We develop compassion and consideration for others through fund-raising for charities often linked to national and international events.
IN KS1 we use PSHE Matters to underpin our curriculum and the following topics are covered over two years:
The topics are delivered through a blend of PSHE, RE, and Science lessons and assemblies. Sessions are practical and discussion based allowing children to express their ideas and opinions as well as challenge those of others in a safe way.
Impact: How we will see effective RSHE teaching
Our children will be ready for the next stage in their education by being able to build positive relationships with other children and adults in their lives. They will be able to manage emotions and uncomfortable feelings by using a range of strategies, including who to know to ask for help. They will be able to use a wide range of vocabulary to express their ideas and experiences. They will know how to show kindness towards others and be able to recognise when others are being unkind so that they can resolve problems, support others and have the confidence to speak up.