Our PSHE/ HRE Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child develops the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. We offer a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, to enable our children to contribute fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. We aim to equip each of our children to live life in all of its fullness.
Personal , Social and Health Education includes the statutory teaching of healthy relationships from EYFS through to Year 6.
As a school we will teach reproduction and puberty education as stated as the statutory requirements for Science. This element is statutory therefore parents do not have the right to withdraw their child from this lesson. Parents do have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from non statutory sex education delivered beyond the statutory science curriculum requirement if this is being delivered as part of PSHE / RSE.
Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing and addressed to the headteacher. A copy of the withdrawal request will be placed in the pupil’s educational record. The Headteacher will arrange a meeting to discuss the request with parents and, where appropriate the child, and take appropriate action. This may include contacting the school nurse for further advice.
Please refer to the PSHE/ HRE policy for full details.
Right Start – Stage Three
During the Autumn term, year two pupils take part in stage three of their right start training. This is taught through use of pictorial aids, discussions and practical activities at the roadside, under the supervision of approved trainers. The three right start sessions for year two are entitled: ‘Look’, ‘Listen’ and ‘Safer Places’. The following teaching points are covered, which parents are encouraged to reinforce out of school:
• Pupils learn the importance of making themselves highly visible when out near roads and how they can do this by wearing something bright, flourescent or reflective.
• Pupils learn to observe and understand vehicle signals, such as orange indicator lights, white reverse lights, red brake lights, and the related vehicle manoeuvres.
• Pupils reinforce how important it is to listen carefully before crossing the road.
• Pupils learn that vehicle sounds vary and that we may not always identify the type of vehicle correctly from what we hear.
• Pupils learn the importance of, whenever possible, crossing away from parked cars.
• Pupils discuss the range of safer places available for use when crossing roads, such as: pelican crossings, puffin crossings, zebra crossings, traffic islands, footbridges and subways.
Throughout the lessons, it is reinforced that young children should always be accompanied by an adult when near roads.
Fire officers from The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service come into school to discuss the importance of fire safety in the home.
Pupils listen to the fire officers, watch a DVD and take part in role play activities to help them to learn the following points:
If any parents do not have a working smoke alarm in their home, they can contact The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, who will fit a smoke alarm for them for free.