PSHCE is taught following the Cambridgeshire scheme of work. The units are arranged in four key themes: Healthy and Safer Lifestyles; Myself and My Relationships; Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing. PSHCE is taught in half hour weekly sessions throughout the year. In the Summer term, all year groups follow the Cambridgeshire scheme of work for SRE.
Each year group gets involved in Anti-Bullying week in November every year as well as being encouraged to get involved in a project/activity/event that covers another area of PSHCE.
The first five half term units are:
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The unit outcomes are shown below.
In the final half term the whole school completes their sex and relationship unit. Please read the school policy on this – it can be found on the school website and on the staff share. The outcomes of the units are all on one page so that you are able to see the progression and overview of the whole school.
All pupils from Reception to Year 6 take part in weekly R-Time activities on a Monday morning from 9 – 9.15am. R time is a structured relationship programme for children of all abilities from Early Years Foundation Stage to the end of Primary School. R time is a programme that enables children to learn the skills of making and sustaining friends and
What are the outcomes? Respect, courtesy, good behaviour, reduction of bullying and acceleration of learning.
The emphasis is upon creating effective, respectful relationships by way of Random Pair work. R time has been shown to improve behaviour, reduce bullying, raise self-esteem and accelerate learning.
The essence of the R time approach is a weekly lesson that lasts between 10 – 15 minutes and contains 6 component parts:
Step 1. R time Rule and Instruction:
Once the rule and instruction have been stated it gives the children a clear context within which R time is to be conducted. R time, being first and foremost a relationship programme, highlights the rule, “Show respect and good manners at all times”.
Step 2. Random Pairing
Matching Cards The children work each time with a different partner enabling them, over time, to work with all of the children in the class.
Step 3. Introduction (Greeting)
Handshake Once the children are in pairs they greet one another, using given names, with a positive statement e.g. “Hello my name is Simon. I’m glad you’re my partner today Lia “.
Step 4. The Activity
For each year group there are 30 short, easily achievable, age appropriate activities. The children take part in these activities with their partner.
Step 5. Plenary or Feedback
The children feedback their experiences to the whole group and the teacher helps them reflect on their learning.
Step 6. Conclusion
At the end of the session the children thank their partner and say something positive to finish. All resources for R-Time can be accessed from the Staff drive.
Mrs J Wren