PSHE & Citizenship education is an important part of our curriculum and embedded in the life of the school. The Science and Personal, Social and Health Education, (PSHE) programmes support this. We follow the Twinkl PSHE whole school planning along with CWP for relationships education.
Themes taught and revisited during PSHE sessions are:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Safety First
- It’s my body
- Think Positive
- Living in the Wider World
- Aiming High
- One World
- Money Matters
- Diverse Britain
- Be Yourself
All children have access to filtered, cold, drinking water throughout the day. We have also incorporated healthy eating, healthy bodies and healthy lunchbox sessions into our curriculum. Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive one piece of free fruit each day under the Governments’ Free Fruit for Schools scheme.
Sex and Relationships Education
The Governors have agreed that Sex & Relationships Education (SRE) shall be treated naturally from a young age and our aim is to answer questions when they arise. Our Sex & Relationships curriculum begins, in an age appropriate way, from EYFS onwards using the CWP scheme of work. The scheme of work plan for each year group is shared at the start of the school year with parents and carers so they are aware of what will be discussed within relationships lessons.
We are not a faith school, but we do conduct assemblies which are fundamentally of a Christian nature. We also celebrate the festivals of other religions in order to foster enjoyment, empathy, understanding and tolerance of all faiths as well as those of no faith. We provide a curriculum which reflects the needs of all in our multi-cultural society whilst respecting the worth of each individual of whatever colour, race, creed or disability.
Every parent has the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education or worship on the grounds of conscience. Such requests should be made to the Head of School in writing.