We use PSHE and Citizenship best practice to help develop the qualities and attributes children need to be healthy, independent and active participants in society. Using the Twinkl Life scheme of work, we cover units on British Values, Global Citizenship, Personal Safety, Health, RSE and Mental Wellbeing to deliver outstanding SMSC provision. Our PSHE planning and resources are fully in line with the PSHE Association Programme of Study and meet the 2019 Draft Guidance for Statutory Relationships and Heath Education. Our PSED curriculum in EYFS develops self-confidence, making relationships and managing feelings and behaviours.
Furthermore, we supplement our PSHE curriculum with a Mental Health programme called ‘We Eat Elephants’. This is designed to help children understand their emotions, find positive ways of dealing with worries and issues and develop positive mental health.
Our PSHE and Citizenship scheme of work explicitly teaches children about British Values and Global Citizenship. In Years 1, 3 and 5 they cover a unit of 6 lessons entitled ‘Britain’ where they learn about being proud of Britain and our values. In Years 2, 4 and 6 they cover a unit of 6 lessons about ‘One World’ and a unit entitled ‘Respecting Rights’ where they learn about mutual respect and tolerance of those from other faiths, backgrounds and cultures. PSED for the EYFS covers aspects such as ‘I belong’ and ‘Fabulous Friends’, which also promote belonging and respect.
Mental health is a crucial aspect of our PSHE curriculum and is covered by units on Wellbeing as part of the Twinkl Life scheme and our ‘We Eat Elephants’ programme.
Many of our units of work in PSHE foster a positive attitude. In Years 1, 3 and 5 they cover the units ‘Team’ and ‘Aiming High’ all about developing teamwork, collaboration and having a positive outlook. In Years 2, 4 and 6 they cover the units ‘Think Positive’ and ‘VIPs’ where they learn about making good choices, developing a growth mindset and fostering healthy relationships. PSED for the EYFS also cover aspects such as ‘It’s Good To Share’, ‘Super Me’, ‘My Marvellous Mind’ and ‘Look What I Can Do’. ‘We Eat Elephants’ also promotes behaviours, habits and character to become effective learners.