At Valentine Primary School, the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to ensure that our pupils aspire to actively participate and thrive in the diverse global society in which they live. Our PSHE curriculum is delivered throughout the school to ensure a continual progression of knowledge and skills; they will know more, remember more and understand more. Our curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of learners, aiming to prepare them for life beyond Valentine as well as providing an integral link to our school values of Aspiration, Confidence and Empathy. Children will have the confidence to voice their opinion across a range of context and empathise with the views and beliefs of others.
Our PSHE curriculum offers opportunities and experiences to increase the independence of our children as well as develop their physical and social awareness. It allows children to assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. At Valentine, we ensure that children are equipped to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty and are fully prepared for life in the wider world, enabling them to make an active contribution to their community.
In EYFS, PSED underpins all learning throughout in the foundation stage. We follow Development Matters and PSED is delivered weekly in all classes and incorporate themes throughout other learning. Sticky Knowledge allows children to put into practise the themes and PSED topics covered and knowledge is furthered by next steps.
At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Well-Being, objectives set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which systematically cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.
our Relationships and Sex Education enables children to learn how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in the future.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly