By the time they leave Hambleton CE Primary School, we want our children to be exceptionally well prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We want to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of all children. We want our children to experience exceptional personal development and to live out the values which make up our Christian Vision and understand and promote ‘British’ values. They will understand how to Safeguard themselves and others, how to uphold equality and how to form healthy relationships throughout their lives.
We can be responsible, healthy and compassionate citizens for the future.
Linked School Christian Values:
We are Compassionate, Respectful, Resilient and Truthful. We work as a Team.
‘Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak. Their roots will grow down into God’s love and keep them strong’.
(Isaiah 40:31, Ephesians 3:17)
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) Curriculum
We see PSHE learning as absolutely vital to giving our children the confidence, resilience and self-esteem they need to learn well in all other areas of the curriculum. We also recognise that the COVID period and the interruptions to children’s attendance at school have had a significant impact on children’s wellbeing, Safeguarding and on their relationships with others, so we have consulted with North Yorkshire Local Authority and bought into a new PSHE Curriculum called Jig Saw.
At Hambleton CE Primary School, we aim to give the children the life skills they require to become future model citizens in our society. We believe that children should understand what the future holds for them and how they can make good choices in their life. We encourage children to speak out about anything they feel is unjust or something they believe strongly in.
In our school we feel it is vital that children are able to express themselves and talk to others about their feelings, emotions and mental wellbeing as well as being a good listener for those who may wish to confide in them.
Our PSHE teaching will ensure children are ready for the next chapter in their lives and are able to deal with what the future may hold. In each year group, PSHE is taught around the following topics:
- Being Me in the World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
We use the Jig Saw curriculum to meet current national expectations in online safety, drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Units start with a half termly assembly and lessons are fun, flexible and engaging. Every lesson has a focus on Mindfulness. Every week ends with a focus on the current whole-school Jig Saw area in ‘Wise Owls Worship’ in which children who have personified a particular trait or tried a PSHE skill are named.
All of the above units are taught in an age-appropriate manner with a clear progression of skills and knowledge. Safeguarding, including positive relationships, online safety, healthy choices and financial education, is explicitly taught through these areas.
Please use the link below for an overview of the progression of knowledge and skills for each year group, including social and emotional skills and ‘Questions for Family Learning’. Also the specific coverage taught in each year group.
Sex & Relationships Education (SRE)
“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.” (DfE, 2019, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education)
From talking to our children and families, we are aware that Hambleton children are exposed to a greater range of unregulated online content than ever before and that this includes representations of sex and sexuality. We want to make sure that myths around change, puberty, relationships and sex are challenged and do not cause anxiety for our children. Content around these areas will be taught using factual, scientific language (shared with parents in advance where necessary) and by members of staff who know our children well.
Every unit of Jig Saw learning links to online safety and allows the children to reflect on their online lives and to learn how to make safe choices. This is complemented by online safety learning within our Computing Curriculum. For this we use Project Evolve. This allows us to teach age-appropriate content which fits with children’s current online experiences and to meet
British Values of Tolerance, Democracy, Individual Liberty, The Rule of Law and Mutual Respect are displayed in every classroom. Links are made to these values in all relevant areas of the curriculum and British Values Days are planned to specifically promote them. British Values are promoted in Inclusion Days, a World Beliefs Day, School Council elections, charitable fundraising, ‘Journey Through the Bible’ Collective Worships, Understanding Christianity/York Diocese RE Curriculum and through our Jig Saw PSHE Curriculum.