Bournehall Primary School

Inspiring a Love of Learning

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Bournehall Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 3AX

020 8950 4438

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PSHE

Why teach mindfulness in school? Among other benefits mindfulness develops self-regulation, focus, emotional literacy, empathy…


We do not know what specific knowledge our children are going to need ten or twenty or even five years from now because the world and their work, when they come to it, will be so different from ours. 


What we do know is that they will need to know how to pay attention, how to focus and concentrate, how to listen, how to learn, and how to be in wise relationship with themselves – including their thoughts and emotions – and with others.”


Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness in Education, 2013.


Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP teaches the skills and knowledge children need to regulate their stress and emotion, form positive relationships, and act with kindness and compassion.

VALUE STATEMENT


 At Bournehall Primary School we value PSHE because it is essentially, the ‘Curriculum for Life’ (ref PSHE Association report).


 As part of a whole school approach to Personal Development, PSHE education supports, encourages, equips and enables children to develop the essential skills for their futures - to:


become healthy, independent and responsible members of a global community


acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to become successful adults and members of society


understand how they are developing personally and socially


have the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up


value themselves, one another and their environment


reflect on their values and those of others that may be similar or differ from these


know about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society


maintain balanced, healthy, life styles, mentally, emotionally and physically


keep themselves and others safe


be  productive, capable and responsible


be creative and enterprising


make effective transitions


have a positive attitude towards their learning


build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem


take safe risks in their learning , understanding that mistakes are learning opportunities


make informed choices


understand and accept difference and change


recognise and manage their feelings and emotions


communicate effectively and appropriately  


develop empathy


work with others


form and maintain good relationships


overcome barriers to their learning


improve their capacity to learn and to achieve


achieve economic wellbeing in their future


 


Effective PSHE education makes a significant contribution to children’s:


spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development


behaviour and attitudes


safety


safeguarding


In developing our PSHE curriculum we have adhered to the PSHE Association’s 10 evidence-based principles of good practice in PSHE education which align fully with our school ethos. 



CONDITIONS FOR LEARNING


PSHE lessons:


have a clear focus


may start with a question/problem to solve


encourage creative thinking, reasoning and respect


have a context that connects with children’s own lives and experiences


encourage and develop the skills needed for children to ask their own questions


include discussion and debate


take into account pupils’ prior knowledge and understanding


support children’s application and development of basic skills through effective communication and understanding in different ways including art,  drama, talking and writing in different forms with a focus on vocabulary development – particularly that to describe feelings and emotions


may be supported by or delivered through:


Protective Behaviours, MindUp, Bucket Filling, Emotional Literacy, UNRC Rights of the Child, Stonewall resources, P4C, Growth Mindset, Herts Steps approach, Thrive approach .


 


 


NB: PSHE education permeates all aspects of school life and is inextricably linked with SMSC.


 


 


 


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


 


The Whole School Personal Development Overview identifies the resources that support the delivery of the PSHE curriculum


 


Information about these – including links can be found on our website

We will be using materials that have been approved by the PSHE Association for RSE but will not begin this until we have sounght the views of parents and carers. 


We will be consulting parents and carers on our Relationship and Sex Education Policy in the Autumn Term 2020

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." Carl Gustav Jung

DEVELOPMENT MATTERS

RECEPTION CLASS

PERSONAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

can be found on

pages 8  to 14

ESSENTIALS CURRICULUM CONTENT

PSHE ASSOCIATION

PSHE

YEARS 1-6

can be found on

Years 1 and 2 pages 20-21
Years 3 and 4 pages 41-42 
Years 5 and 6 pages 65-66