Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (P.S.H.E)
The above model shows how the Kapow curriculum is divided up to ensure that the children are taught everything they need to know under the National Curriculum and the skills which they will need as they grow older. There are 5 main themes (Family and relationships; Health and wellbeing; Safety and the changing body; Citizenship; and Economic wellbeing) and then one theme (Identity) which is taught only in Year 6. At Millfields Primary School, the curriculum has been organised so that the children are taught all of the themes over the year. Rather than teaching the themes in blocks, some of the themes have been broken up and linked to other topics so that the children get a more holistic and well-rounded approach, rather than being inflexible. While the curriculum has been mapped out, teachers are encouraged to adapt the planning and their lessons to the individual needs of the children in their class. Within the PSHE curriculum, the children are taught the RSE curriculum, ensuring that they are well informed and can make responsible choices.
The tables above shows what is covered in each theme over the year groups.
As part of the RSE curriculum, parents have the right to withdraw their children from most of the RSE curriculum. Parents are unable to withdraw their children from any RSE lessons that are part of the science curriculum, as this is part of their statutory learning. Below shows the statutory lessons, that children must be taught:
- Year 1: Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
- Year 2: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
- Year 5: Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals; describe the changes as humans develop to old age - They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (P.S.H.E.) Leader - Mrs Lydia Crane
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (P.S.H.E.) Link Governor - Ms Julie Barton
Part of the Health team.