PSHE Statement of Intent
To provide children with the knowledge they need to look after their own physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing now and in the future. To enable children to develop an understanding of the world around them and to know that the choices they make have consequences. To prepare children for their lives as adults. This includes developing their social and communication skills as well as an understanding of the different types of relationships they may form and to recognise what is and is not a positive relationship.
RE Statement of Intent
To enable children to learn about and experience elements of world religions, tradition and culture. To discover what their personal beliefs and values are and to question any stereotypical or fixed ideas they may have. To become respectful, polite and tolerant members of society. RE is also an opportunity for children to quietly reflect, think and develop a sense of awe and wonder.
RE and PSHE at Forest Hall
Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) are both concerned with aspects of the education and development of the whole person and each has its own particular contribution to make in developing well rounded children who will become responsible, respectful citizens.
Through the RE curriculum we make a key contribution to pupils’ personal development generally and also to school’s provision for PSHE for example by providing opportunities for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
As Britain is a multi-cultural nation with Christianity as the main religion of the population, Christianity receives the appropriate weighting within the religious education curriculum. Due consideration within this framework is given to other world religions. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others are promoted as part of our programme.
The school meets together for a daily assembly. Parents have the right to withdraw children from religious lessons and collective worship in assemblies but it must be understood that such activities make a contribution to cross-curricular objectives pursued during the course of the school week.
PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. This important area of the curriculum deals with matters of general health, wellbeing and hygiene in order to promote health of mind and body. An awareness of healthy eating, personal hygiene, fitness, stress and substance misuse are amongst some of the issues addressed. Relationships education and health education became statutory parts of the primary curriculum in the summer term of 2021. Relationships and health education is fully interwoven into our PSHE curriculum. A yearly overview of our curriculum can be found further down this page. There are 3 strands to our curriculum they are;
Health and Wellbeing - shown as green areas.
Realtionships - shown as red areas.
Living in the Wider World - shown as blue areas.
The SEALs programme (Social and emotional aspects of learning) followed throughout school helps children to understand their feelings and those of others by giving them the vocabulary to express how they feel and strategies to deal with powerful emotions.
As a school we have adapted the Government's 'Education for a Connected World' Document so that it reflects and supports our PSHE and Computing curriculum. Children from Reception to Year 6 will have dedicated lessons throughout the year which focus on different areas of online safety.
The RE curriculum for the accademic year 2021/22 is currently being updated. Once complete the new overview will appear here.