Approaches to Learning
In the EYFS Curriculum, PSED (equivalent of PSHCE) is one of the seven areas of learning and comprises three aspects: Dispositions and Attitudes; Social Development and Emotional Development.
In the KS1 and KS2 Curriculum, PSCHE is timetabled and taught discretely using Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) as one of the main resources and alongside RRS.
SEAL is taught through seven themes: New Beginnings; Getting On and Falling Out; Anti-Bullying; Going for Goals; Good to Be Me; Relationships and Changes.
Additional resources are used to cover aspects of citizenship and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).
Through the year, PSCHE is also highlighted through special events such as our annual Healthy Schools Week and Anti-Bullying Week. PSCHE is also taught through our weekly KS1 and KS2 SEAL assemblies during which there is a focus on the PSHCE and RRS theme such as: Term 1a – New Beginning and Responsibility.
The majority of PSCHE lessons begin with a Circle Time activity, whereby children have opportunities to reflect and discuss issues that are relevant to them in a safe and non-critical environment. Teachers also use this time to raise issues that are pertinent to their class, such as acceptable behaviour and resolving conflicts appropriately.
PSCHE lessons are linked with the work that children are doing in RE and RRS. This helps children to make links between their spiritual beliefs, this may be religious or not, and with their personal and social learning. Children have time to reflect upon different beliefs and cultures and how it all impacts on the society that they live in.
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