PSHE

PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION TEACHING AT KINGSTON

We place great important on our PSHE lessons at Kingston as we believe that through the delivery of a thorough and creative PSHE curriculum we can prepare our pupils to be successful citizens now and into the future.   We use the Chris Winters and SEAL scheme of work, Philosophy for children, Circle Time, assemblies, themed days, displays, fundraising activities and our own set of objectives and  resources to explore emotions and relationships, teaching children how to deal with difficult situations and how to support and care for each other. We also base our lesson on the framework suggested by the PSHE Association.

Through our Kingston ‘Me and the World’ lessons our  children are encouraged to think about how they can contribute to society and learn how to get on well with others.  We also cover topics such as:

  • Looking after myself
  • Friendships
  • Bullying
  • Road safety
  • Keeping ourselves healthy and safe
  • Respecting cultural diversity
  • Learning from our mistakes
  • Knowing right from wrong
  • Feelings
  • Sharing
  • Dealing with money
  • Rules
  • Worries
  • Manners
  • Families
  • Gratitude
  • Empathy
  • Kindness
  • Forgiveness
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Current affairs
  • Internet safety
  • Appreciation of art/ music/ nature/ cultural diversity
  • Listening skills
  • Resisting pressure from others
  • Moral dilemmas
  • Growing up

Our year six pupils always visit the Houses of Parliament and complete a topic which enables them to understand Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values.

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural)  and BRITISH VALUES

 

We have a prominent display in our hall to remind our pupils of our fundamental British Values which encompass:

Democracy;

The rule of law;

Individual liberty;

Mutual respect;

Respect and acceptance of different faiths and beliefs.

Our head teacher delivers a weekly SMSC and British Values weekly assembly.  The following document explains the different themes:

 

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Not only do we teacher discrete SMSC lessons within the PSHE curriculum, we also think about how we can include SMSC themes throughout the entire curriculum.  The following document demonstrates how we achieve this:

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