Personal, Social & Health Education
At Kings Hill School and Nursery, our PSHE curriculum enables our pupils to understand the world around them and develop their skills and understanding when faced with new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations in order for them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
It intends to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Values-based education underpins everyday life at Kings Hill School and Nursery, providing our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Pupils are encouraged to respectfully challenge views and seek additional knowledge in order that they can make informed decisions about the world that they live in.
We use the Jigsaw Programme which is a comprehensive Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area in order to:
- Develop personal identity, and high levels of motivation.
- Develop positive social interaction, and the skills to live and work with others.
- Develop of the ability to be an active citizen.
- Develop confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities.
- Prepare our pupils to play an active role as citizens.
- Develop a healthy, safer lifestyle.
- Develop good relationships and respecting the differences between people.
- Knowledge organiser which outlines key vocabulary.
- A programme of holistic lessons, that plans for progression and depth.
- A platform to consider current affairs, enabling children to become engaged.
- Challenge opportunities for pupils to develop their philosophical thinking.
- Opportunities for engagement with others, and to have an active role in the community.
Our PSHE and Values-based curriculum is relevant and meets the needs of pupils today. It is planned to demonstrate progression and an engagement in the world around us. Children will be measured on their interaction in lessons and the impact that this has on their behaviour and understanding within school.
- A celebration of learning through assemblies.
- A celebration of learning through Class Scrapbooks.
- Pupil discussion about their learning.
Thursday 10 November 2022 Celebrating Differences In Year 5 this week, there has been a range of interesting learning going on. In PSHE, we have started our new topic, 'Celebrating Differences'. Children got the chance to discuss situations in which people may have felt excluded or discriminated against in society. We then focused on racism and created a ribbon to celebrate all races and living in harmony.
Friday 7 October 2022 School Council - Healthy Eating The new School Council for 2022/23 has now been appointed and the children have already been busy this term by attending meetings each week and talking to their classes about important aspects of school life.
Monday 23 May 2022 Antibullying Workshops with SALUS On Friday 20thMay, Project Salus came into school to deliver some Anti-Bullying workshops. The whole school took part in various activities and learnt the importance of kindness and understanding.
Thursday 28 April 2022 Safety In Action This week our Year 6 children attended this annual event and immersed themselves in scenarios about keeping themselves safe.
Friday 1 April 2022 School Council Cookbook Project The School Council members have been working hard this term and have shown great commitment and flexibility to attend our meetings every week especially as they are giving up part of their lunch time break. We have continued to talk about being a Healthy School, in particular we have discussed break time snacks which should be healthy and fit into the category of fruit or vegetable where possible. The children also reminded their classes that we are a nut free school and therefore, no one should bring any food items into school containing nuts (such as Nutella, peanut butter or snack bars containing nuts like peanuts). We will continue working on updating our Healthy School Award next term.
Thursday 31 March 2022 Fantastic Fred All our children learnt how important food, rest, exercise and limiting devices is for a healthy body and mind throughexcellent interactive workshops. Thank you Fantastic Fred!