Personal, Social, Health Education and Sex and Relationships Education
Health and Wellbeing
At Crick Primary School we are committed to the mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing of our whole school community. We believe that PHSE is crucial to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
Although PSHE is non-statutory, the National Curriculum states:
‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’
PSHE is taught through discussions, circle time, investigations and problem-solving activities. It is taught as a discreet lesson but is also embedded in all other subjects.
Our whole school values also provide PSHE learning opportunities. Each week in celebration assembly a child is chosen from each class for having shown good behaviour associated with the current value.
We offer children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers, such as health workers, police, and representatives from the local church. The Life Education Bus also visits school annually to further develop the children’s knowledge and understanding in a fun environment.
As part of PSHE we also deliver RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) and Drug Education to all children. All this work is age-appropriate and is centred around relationships and empowering children to make positive choices. As children reach Upper KS2 they will begin to learn about the changes they will face both physically and emotionally as they head towards puberty. Furthermore children will learn about the reproductive process of conception relevant to their age of development. Parents will be informed when RSE is to be delivered and will be given an outline of the content for each year group. This is usually taught in the summer term.
Early Years Foundation Stage
PSHE is taught in the Foundation Stage through Personal, social and emotional development. It involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
We encourage healthy eating throughout the school and recommend healthy snacks at playtimes. Key Stage 1 and Reception children have access to fresh fruit or vegetables daily.