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PSHE at our school

Children will learn about....

PSHE at Field Place aims to support our children on their journey to being productive and thoughtful members of society. By the end of Key Stage 1 our children will be able to keep themselves safe and well, show respect and understanding for others and feel proud of who they can be.

Children will learn to .....

  • Have open discussions and listen to others.
  • Develop an understanding of their role in groups, their class, the school and the wider world.
  • Understand how to keep themselves safe and well.

Children will learn through .....

At Field Place, all staff support PSHE development through our day to day interactions with pupils. Our approach to PSHE is closely linked with our behaviour policy, which outlines our core belief that a welcoming and supportive environment allows pupils to do their very best within our walls.

By getting to know our pupils we are better positioned to deliver a PSHE curriculum that meets the needs of our specific cohorts. Content is reviewed yearly by the Key Stage 1 and PSHE Leads and where children need a wider or more personalised programme teachers work with the Inclusion Leader to plan individual ways forward.

We teach PSHE discreetly in weekly sessions* following the 3D PSHE Programme of Study in line with the suggested coverage from the PSHE Association.

It is vital [pupils] have the opportunity to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs about [the issues raised PSHE lessons] and to develop the skills, language and strategies necessary to manage these issues should they encounter them in their lives  PSHE Association 2017

With this is mind classes start the year by discussing the need for respect and support during their PSHE lessons. Children are encouraged to share their thoughts and listen to one another, first and foremost. Teachers support pupils to consider the other side of an argument and to consider ‘what ifs’, challenging and expanding their thinking.

  • Discreet sessions are always delivered by the class teacher to support a safe and nurturing environment. We are aware that subjects covered by the PSHE curriculum can lead to sensitive discussions and class teachers are best positioned to prepare for or follow up any possible safeguarding issues.

Zones of Regulation

We are trialling the introduction of the Zones of Regulation (starting in Reception) as a means to ‘name and tame’ emotions in a way children can understand and begin to use. This programme helps children develop their strategies for overcoming emotions and supports their tolerance of others in need of emotional support.