Personal, Social, Health Education
It is necessary for children to develop an understanding of the world in which they live, to realise their role in the community, their relationships with others, and to appreciate the views and feelings of other people. They need to understand the work people do and the contribution that they make to society. We try to ensure that pupils understand the importance of caring for the environment, how events in the past have influenced the present and the fact that the future will be affected by today’s actions.
Here, at Dunchurch Infant School, we value PSHE as a key way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.
At Dunchurch Infant school, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach. We include the Protective Behaviours Scheme within our whole-school PSHE Programme.
To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to children’s needs. We allocate 30 minutes to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways:
Assemblies and collective worship, praise and reward system.
The Jigsaw scheme and teaching, fits well with our school vision and school values: respect, honesty, kindness, patience and forgiveness.
Below are the knowledge organisers for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 which gives you information about the knowledge and skills that the children will be learning. It also gives you information on the vocabulary taught and how the unit it connected to prior learning.
We use the Warwickshire "Taking Care" scheme with our children. We teach them about their early warning signs and help them to make a network of people that they trust and can talk to.
Please click on the images below to read the information you can share at home with our children.