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PSHE

PSHE Coordinator Team: Mrs Davidson and Miss MacKenzie

At FMPS our school motto is ‘Forever Making Pupils Shine’ and this statement pervades all areas of school life and the curriculum. In PSHE at FMPS, the aim is to support children to feel a strong sense of belonging and community. We have a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE which enables children to know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Early Years

At FMPS we believe that it is vital to embed the skills used in PSHE at an early age. All of the children’s activities and play based learning opportunities are wholey  guided by the interests of the individuals in those settings. PSHE forms the basic structure of EYFS in both Nursery settings (Caterpillar’s and Butterflies) with numerous opportunities for the children to develop within each of the strands, that coincide with the strands across the rest of the school.

In Key Stage 1

At FMPS, we have a positive approach to PSHE and the values taught in lessons are embedded throughout other aspects of the curriculum, whole school assemblies and our Friday Celebration Assembly. Each class has also devised an individual charter that all children follow, not only in PSHE lessons, but throughout the whole day. All PSHE lessons across the school begin with circle time where the children are introduced to key questions. The children then have the opportunity to discuss the questions as a whole class, as well as the time to converse in pairs and small groups.  Children then complete activities that link with the topic they have been learning about. To end the lesson, children come back together in the circle to reflect on the knowledge they have gained.

In Key Stage 2

Our curriculum brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our spiral curriculum is designed specifically to ensure that all knowledge and skills taught are progressive, with concepts being revisited on their journey through FMPS; each time developing knowledge and understanding in an age appropriate way. The knowledge the children develop is spilt into six themes that are taught at the same time across every year group. Children will also be taught the 5 strands of the British Values agenda and they have been mapped across every year group. RSE is firmly embedded in our PSHE curriculum. Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. Our curriculum enables children to understand and respect their bodies and develop healthy relationships. We aim to support children to have positive self-esteem and empower them to be safe.

Career Links

We feel that it is important that pupils know the skills required for the jobs associated with PSHE. Here are some examples of jobs that link to PSHE.

By the end of their journey at FMPS, we want to ensure that children have acquired the relevant skills, knowledge and confidence to allow them to be successful in the next stage their life.

Becoming a Counsellor

I will need:

  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • knowledge of psychology
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • customer service skills
  • active listening skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Early Years

  • Friendships
  • Breaking friendships Falling out
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Being a good friend

KS1

  • I can give examples of some different problem-solving techniques and explain how I might use them in certain situations in my relationship
  • I can explain why my choices might affect my family, friendships and people around the world who I don’t know

KS2

  • I can explain how my choices can have an impact on people in my immediate community and globally.
  • I can empathise with others in my community and globally and explain how this can influence.
  • I can show empathy with people in situations where their difference is a source of conflict or a cause for celebration

Becoming a Nurse

I will need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • the ability to work well with others
  • a desire to help people
  • knowledge of psychology
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Early Years

  • Self-identity
  • Understanding feelings
  • Being in a classroom
  • Being gentle
  • Rights and responsibilities 

KS1

  • I can explain why foods and medicines can be good for my body comparing my ideas with less healthy/ unsafe choices.
  • I can compare my own and my friends’ choices and can express how it feels to make healthy and safe choice

KS2

  • I can explain when substances including alcohol are being used anti-socially or being misused and the impact this can have on an individual and others.
  • I can identify and apply skills to keep myself emotionally healthy and to manage stress and pressure.

Becoming a Care Worker

I will need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • a desire to help people
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Early Years

  • Friendships
  • Breaking friendships Falling out
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Being a good friend

KS1

  • I can give examples of some different problem-solving techniques and explain how I might use them in certain situations in my relationship
  • I can explain why my choices might affect my family, friendships and people around the world who I don’t know

KS2

  • I can explain how my choices can have an impact on people in my immediate community and globally.
  • I can empathise with others in my community and globally and explain how this can influence
  • I can show empathy with people in situations where their difference is a source of conflict or a cause for celebration
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You can view our Progression Grid below:

You can view our Long-term Curriculum below:

You can view the Jigsaw Puzzle British Values Map below:

You can view photos from some of our PSHE lessons below: