P.S.H.E (Personal, Social and Health Education)
PSHE in Sutton Veny School is taught weekly through focused lessons and circle times, and is given high priority in the curriculum. PSHE gives children the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences in a safe climate, where they learn to communicate effectively. We strongly believe that PSHE is a valuable tool for children to become whole and rounded individuals; recognising that their physical and emotional well-being forms a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
The children follow a programme of different learning opportunities and experiences that help them grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and of different communities. The children take pride in recording their written work in special P.S.H.E. books, but their learning may also take place through story, drama, art or music.
The children in Key stage one and two learn about themselves, and the wider society through the following themes, which are differentiated for each year group using a scheme of work called ‘Learn 4 life’. The topics are:
- TERM 1- Our happy school
- TERM 2-Out and about
- TERM 3-Looking forward
- TERM 4-My friends and family
- TERM 5-My healthy mind and body
- TERM 6-Ready, steady go!
Each year, we also explore ‘Anti-bullying’ through themed lessons every November, alongside recognising other important strands such as ‘Public health awareness’ competitions, National safer internet day, and wider world issues such as ‘Fairtrade’. To find out more about PSHE topics for each year group, please visit individual class pages.