Clavering Primary School

  1. Learning
  2. CLAVERING CURRICULUM: YEARS 1-6
  3. PSHEE

Introduction 

  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.
  • As outlined in the National Curriculum, all schools are expected to teach PSHEE, drawing on good practice.
  • PSHEE is a non-statutory subject, but schools are expected to use their PSHEE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
  • Schools should seek to use PSHEE to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.
  • Sex and relationship education (SRE) is an important part of PSHEE and is statutory in maintained secondary schools.

Note: PSHEE is an acronym for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.

Clavering Learning Foci for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)

1. To learn about staying safe (including pedestrian training, cycling proficiency, Anti Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day, Crucial Crew and Emergency Life Support (ELS) training).

2. To learn about sex and relationships.

3. To learn about legal and illegal drugs.

4. To learn about how to manage money and deal with financial challenges in the future.

Topics studied in each year group

In addition to the below topics, safety training includes pedestrian training in Lower School and Middle School; cycling proficiency training in Upper School and the Year 6 annual visit to Crucial Crew.

Within PSHEE, children also learn about anti-bullying; they further their E-Safety learning from Computing during Safe Internet Day; they study Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight; and they learn about why, every year, we raise money for Children in Need and Comic/Sport Relief.

Year 1:

Drugs Education: Medicine 1

Sex & Relationship Education: Exploring Friendship and Trust

Year 2:

Drugs Education: Medicine 2

Sex & Relationship Education: Keeping Clean and Being Positive

Year 3:

Drugs Education: Smoking

Sex & Relationship Education: Your Feelings, Your Choice

Financial Education: Handling Money

Year 4:

Drugs Education: Alcohol

Sex & Relationship Education: Keeping Safe

Financial Education: Taking Financial Responsibility

Year 5:

Drugs Education: Illegal Drugs

Sex & Relationship Education: Growing and Changing 1

Financial Education: Banks and Financial Services

Year 6:

Drugs Education: All forms of drugs

Sex & Relationship Education: Growing and Changing 2

Financial Education: The Wider Role of Money in Society

Heart Start

 

Further details:

Drugs Education

The aim of the school’s Drugs Education programme is to help pupils to make healthy, informed choices about drugs, understanding the impact of drugs on the human body.

Year 1: Taking different forms of medicine safely

  • To understand how to take different forms of medicine safely.

Year 2: Taking and storing different forms of medicine safely

  • To revise how to take different forms of medicine safely.
  • To understand how to store different forms of medicine safely.

Year 3: Alcohol

  • To understand the impact of drinking alcohol on the way their bodies function (including addiction to alcohol).
  • To learn about units of alcohol and NHS recommendations.

Year 4: Smoking (tobacco and nicotine)

  • To understand the impact of smoking on the way their bodies function (including addiction to alcohol).
  • To learn about the dangers associated with passive smoking.

Year 5: Illegal Drugs

  • To understand the impact of illegal drugs on the way their bodies function (including addiction to alcohol).
  • To learn about the classification of drugs.

Year 6: Medicine, legal stimulants, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs

  • To understand the impact of the following on the way their bodies function: medicine, legal stimulants, smoking (tobacco and nicotine), and illegal drugs. 

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is an educational entitlement for all children and is essential if children are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives.

Clavering Primary School follows the ‘Lucinda and Godrey’ programme (published by North Tees Primary Care Trust) which is an education programme tailored to the age and physical and emotional maturity of primary-aged pupils. The programme is taught in every year group with teachers adapting the programme’s lessons to meet the learning needs of their children.

Year 1: Exploring Friendship and Trust

Year 1 objectives:

  • Recognise, name and deal with their feelings in a positive way.
  • Think about themselves, learn from experiences and recognise what they are good at.
  • Take part in discussions with one other person and the whole class.
  • Recognise choices they can make and recognise the difference between right and wrong.
  • Agree and follow rules for their group and classroom and understand how rules help them.
  • Name their body parts.
  • Understand that family and friends should care for one another.

Year 2: Keeping Clean and Being Positive

Year 2 objective:

  • Maintain personal hygiene.

 Continued from Year 1:

  • Recognise, name and deal with their feelings in a positive way.
  • Take part in discussions with one other person and the whole class.
  • Recognise choices they can make and recognise the difference between right and wrong.
  • Agree and follow rules for their group and classroom and understand how rules help them.

Year 3: Your Feelings, Your Choice

Year 3 objectives:

  • Talk and write about their opinions and explain their views on issues that affect themselves and society.
  • Research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.
  • Understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced.
  • Understand why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules.
  • Resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices.
  • Recognise the different risks in different situations and decide how to behave responsibly, including sensible role use and judging what kind of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable.

Year 4: Keeping Safe

Year 4 objectives:

  • Understand that pressure to behave in an unacceptable or risky way can come from a variety of sources, including people they know, and how to ask for help and use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do wrong.
  • Understand that their actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people’s feelings and to try to see things from their point of view.
  • Understand what makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefit of exercise and healthy eating, what affects mental health and how to make informed choices.
  • Recognise, as they approach puberty, how people’s emotions change at that time and how to deal with their feelings towards themselves, their family and others in a positive way.

Continued from Year 3:

  • Research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.
  • Understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced.
  • Understand why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules.

Year 5: Growing and Changing 1

Year 5 objectives:

  • Think about themselves, learn from experience and recognise what they are good at.
  • Understand how the body changes as they approach puberty.

Continued from Year 3:

  • Understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced.
  • Understand why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules.

Continued from Year 4:

  • Understand what makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefit of exercise and healthy eating, what affects mental health and how to make informed choices.

Year 6: Growing and Changing 2

Year 6 objective:

  • Be aware of different types of relationships (including marriage and those between family and friends) and to develop skills to be effective in these relationships.

Continued from Year 3:

  • Understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced.
  • Understand why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules.

Continued from Year 4:

  • Understand what makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefit of exercise and healthy eating, what affects mental health and how to make informed choices.
  • Understand that their actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people’s feelings and to try to see things from their point of view.

Continued from Year 5:

  • Think about themselves, learn from experience and recognise what they are good at.
  • Understand how the body changes as they approach puberty. 

Financial Management

Year 3: Handling Money (Using Money)

  • Pupils improve their knowledge of handing money by learning practical skills, including coin recognition and money sums.

Year 4: Taking Financial Responsibility (Money and Me)

  • Pupils learn how to take financial responsibility through subjects such as value for money, setting up a business and giving to charity.

Year 5: Banks and Financial Services (All About Banks)

  • Pupils explore how banks work and what services they provide, including debit cards, cash machines and foreign currency.

Year 6: The Wider Role of Money in Society (Money for Life)

  • Pupils learn about the wider role of money in society, from jobs and household bills to taxes and government services. 

Heartstart (Year 6)

Heartstart is a British Heart Foundation (BHF) initiative to teach the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency.

Pupils learn:

  • The conscious casualty: how to assess a casualty and call for help.
  • The unconscious casualty: how to shout for help, how to open an airway and check for normal breathing, how to place a casualty in the recovery position.
  • Serious bleeding: how to deal with a person who is bleeding seriously.
  • Choking: how to encourage the casualty to cough, how to give back blows and abdominal thrusts.
  • Suspected heart attack: how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Cardiac arrest: how to perform chest compressions and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).