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Relationships and Health Education

Relationships and Health Education Curriculum Statement

 

Intent

The PSHE curriculum constantly evolves to be responsive to the needs of today's pupils. We aim to equip children with essential skills for life; it intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned, and resourced lessons that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. We want our pupils to be prepared for the challenges they will face in life. Through learning about health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world, children are given opportunities to develop their skills in a safe environment enabling them to grow into confident, caring and respectful members of our community.

Implementation

At The Mount Stewart Schools, we use Jigsaw as a resource for taking a mindful approach to teaching relationships and health education. Each area of the PSHE curriculum is taught in six units or "Jigsaw pieces" across the school.

The Jigsaw units are:

 

  • Being Me In My World

 

  • Celebrating Difference

 

  • Dreams and Goals

 

  • Healthy Me

 

  • Relationships

 

  • Changing Me

 

We believe a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum is essential in preparing children for life in society now and in the future. The curriculum covers a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning, enabling children to develop their identity and self-esteem as confident, active members of society. The curriculum provides essential education on safeguarding issues, developing pupils awareness of how and when to ask for help and support. The themes are revisited across the Key Stages, enabling children to recall and build upon previous learning in an age-appropriate manner. Key vocabulary is used and revisited across the year groups, ensuring pupils have the words to express their understanding and ask questions. Our no ceiling approach and adaptive teaching ensures that more able and SEND pupils are supported and encouraged to develop their knowledge appropriately. The Jigsaw session rules are revisited at the start of every lesson, allowing pupils to respond in a safe and supportive environment. 

 

 

Impact

At Mount Stewart, we measure impact across the PSHE curriculum. We use assessment for learning methods in every lesson to monitor understanding. Assessment opportunities ensure that children learn more and remember more. Pupil self-assessment opportunities are a vital part of our curriculum. We use the Jigsaw assessment activities to monitor understanding of the unit objectives, allowing teaching to meet the needs of the children. 

Our pupils demonstrate a deeper understanding of the topics covered in various ways. Ultimately we measure the impact of the curriculum by our pupils' behaviour and attitudes towards themselves and others. We take pride in our caring, supportive pupils who leave Mount Stewart informed about the world in which they live, prepared for the challenges and opportunities to come.

 

 

Every class has a class talking object or "Jiggie" that is used as an example in various scenarios for discussion. Jiggies also represent a talking object; that encourages pupils to respect one another when sharing ideas, listen well and allows the right to pass in topics of conversation.

 

Throughout Jigsaw lessons, pupils are reminded to be continuously respectful through reference to the class Jigsaw Charter. Our charter has been adapted in line with our "catch it, bin it, kill it" approach for Covid 19 safety.

 

 

Jigsaw Charter

 

 

TMSS_PSHE Statement of Intent, Implementation and Impact

Skills Progression Map for RSE - Nursery to Year 6

Year 3 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Inquisitive Investigators

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Inquisitive Investigators

Inquisitive Investigators

Creative Collaborator

Our Place in Our World

Concept

Change

 

Diversity

Adversity

Resilience

Identity

Health and Wellbeing

 

Power

Choice

Pride

Essential Question

How can something so long ago, tell us so much now?

What would the world be like without light?

What do you need to be resilient?

What is the difference between surviving and living?

Is power always used for good?

Why is London our capital city?

Relationships and Health

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Diversity

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

Year 4 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Creative Collaborators

Our Place in our World

Our Place in our World

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Inquisitive Investigators

Inquisitive Investigators

Concept

Choice

Power

Resilience

Class

Rights

Consequence

Trust

Fairness

Change

Adversity

Service

Resilience

Essential Question

Where do journeys take us?

How have past civilisations affected us in the present?

Does every living thing belong in a group?

Do all punishments fit the crime?

What makes our planet angry?

How have scientists impacted our society today?

Relationships and Health

Being Me in My World

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Celebrating Difference

Changing Me

Year 5 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Our Place in our World

Creative Collaborators

Inquisitive Investigators

Our Place in our World

Inquisitive Investigators

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Concept

Identity

Service

Sacrifice

Power

Adversity

Relationships

Change

Rights

Essential Question

Why is the study of historical cultures important?

Do our choices have a wider impact?

Why do we need to know about something we can’t see?

How does adversity make us stronger?

Are all changes reversible?

What rights do we all have?

Relationships and Health

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference

Healthy Me

Dreams and Goals

Changing Me

Relationships

Year 6 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Inquisitive investigators

Our Place in Our World

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Our Place in our World

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Inquisitive investigators

Concept

Diversity

Democracy

Choice

Health and Well being

Sustainability

Responsibility

Resilience

Health and

Wellbeing

Essential Question

What makes our natural world full of wonder?

Do we always have a choice?

Is our health our wealth?

Does one individual act have an impact?

What qualities do we need to build resilience?

What can I do to keep healthy?

Relationships and Health

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference

Healthy Me

Dreams and Goals

 

Changing Me

 

Relationships

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