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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

PSHEE
PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education) enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society. We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school including through the school council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They also learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
 
Our aims in teaching PSHEE in our school are to:
  • Raise personal self-esteem
  • Develop confidence in their views about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Develop independence and be responsible for themselves and others
  • Develop a range of worthwhile and fulfilling relationships
  • Have respect for the differences between people
  • Understand the concept of good health and a safe lifestyle
  • Play an active role as citizens in a democratic society
  • Make the most of their own and others’ abilities
  • Make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
  • An awareness of social and moral dilemmas
  • Understand how to manage money 
 
PSHEE is taught in a variety of ways at Forest and Sandridge C.E. Primary through;
·         explicit PSHEE lessons
·         the Wiltshire Learn 4 Life scheme
·         Circle times (addressing specific issues as and when they arise)
·         Focus days and weeks e.g. Money week
·         In other curriculum areas, and at playtimes and lunchtimes, where children are encouraged to work in groups and take turns

The Wiltshire Learn 4 Life programme is divided into six topics which are taught each term.
Autumn 1
Our Happy School
Autumn 2
Out and About
Spring 1
Looking Forward
Spring 2
My Friends and Family
Summer 1
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Summer 2
Ready, Steady, Go
Children consider the rules within school and explore their learning behaviours Children explore personal safety; this includes e-safety, road safety and Fire safety. Children discuss the concept of money and children explore different jobs people do. They also have the opportunity to undertake an enterprise project. Focussing on relationships with friends and family. It further develops learning about sensitive issues such personal hygiene. Exploring the management of some uncomfortable feelings. Children learn how to plan healthy meals as well as considering the effects and benefits of exercise. Exploring various aspects of personal safety. Children identify people they can trust to help them and learn how and where to get help.
 
We are always eager to receive help within school. In PSHEE we would welcome parents who could talk to the children about any aspect of PSHEE. For example, safety, economics, the workplace, councils, or charity work.
 
The children receive lots of extra opportunities in PSHEE throughout their time at our school. To enrich the children’s learning we have regular visits from a variety of specialist agencies, including:
·         Fire Safety Officers
·         Road Safety Officers
·         Bikeability
·         Barclays Bank
·         School Nurse
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