What are the aims of PSHE?

At Hetton Lyons Primary School we believe that PSHE is an important subject to teach, it is vital if pupils are to learn how to keep safe and healthy in an ever changing world.

By teaching PSHE we aim to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of all our pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 The National Curriculum and PSHE

Whilst PSHE objectives do not directly appear in the National Curriculum, as it is a non-statutory subject, we believe the aspects covered are essential to our pupils' development. At Hetton Lyons Primary School, PSHE is therefore a central part of our curriculum and is taught weekly.

 What skills are covered?

At Hetton Lyons Primary School PSHE lessons help develop a wide range of essential skills to support children on their journey through life enabling them to be happy, healthy and safe.

Children are taught to empathise with others, to develop and manage their own emotions and assess risks including online risks. They will also learn vital skills such as active listening, problem solving, working collaboratively and celebrating each other’s’ achievements.

 How is PHSE Taught?

We teach PHSE through a planned programme called FRIDAYS ARE ……..This provides a clear and progressive approach building on knowledge and skills each year. The work is divided into 7 different strands:

Relationship and Sex education (RSE)

Drug, alcohol and tobacco education (DATE)

Physical health and wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Keeping safe and managing risk

Careers, financial capability & economic wellbeing

Identity, society and equality

 Within each strand, are age appropriate topics for the different year groups.

DATE Unit of Learning

RSE Unit of Learning

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