At Sherburn Primary School we understand that it is our responsibility to promote the personal and social development of all our pupils. Our school curriculum and ethos promotes our pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities they will encounter throughout their lives.
Our PSHE curriculum is linked to a whole school scheme of work, Jigsaw, which begins in Reception and continues through to Year 6. It covers all aspects of PSHE and Citizenship and helps to promote mindfulness.
Please click on this link to open the ‘Guide to Jigsaw for Parents and Carers’
Statement of Intent
Sherburn Primary School believe that PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Pupils are provided with opportunities to learn about children’s rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to belong to a diverse society.
Sherburn Primary is an inclusive school, where the individuality of all children and staff is recognised, valued and respected. We are committed to giving all members of our school community every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards, regardless of race, gender, disability or sexual orientation, ensuring that no child is disadvantaged. We respect pupil’s religious and cultural differences, teaching tolerance and open mindedness. Sherburn Primary believe that personal and social skills are crucial to success and fulfilment in adult life and that it is our duty to promote the personal and social development of all our pupils. Children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth and self-esteem by playing a positive role in contributing to life both in school and within the wider community.
Every staff member acts as a role model and has high expectations of all pupils. Good practice is shared. The scheme of work reflects the needs of our pupils and despite being a published scheme it is adapted by staff to meet the specific needs of our children.
We expect teachers to use PSHE lessons to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
The curriculum is split over 6 half terms and children explore 6 themes based around puzzles. They are:
Autumn Term 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Spring Term 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring Term 2: Healthy Me
Summer Tear 1: Relationships
Summer Term 2: Changing Me (including Sex and Relationship Education as appropriate to year groups)