At Camm’s we want our children to learn the basic skills that will enable them to thrive in school and beyond.
We believe that Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, and Economic (PSHCE) Education underpins all that we do in school and is essential for preparing children for the wider world. PSHCE together with our Christian Values, equips children with the fundamental skills needed to be productive, caring and conscientious members of society
Our aim is to provide a wealth of opportunities for the children learn and demonstrate these values though school. We teach the promotion of health lifestyles and habits, both of mind and body, and how these go on to form healthy relationships.
At Camm’s our belief that Every Child Succeeds cannot be fulfilled without strong roots in PSHCE and the mutual respect that this teaching delivers.
KS1 & KS2
PSHCE is a thread the is woven into and through Christian Values, British Values, Sex and relationship Education (SRE) and our teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC). We take every opportunity to support the children in embodying these values from interaction in the playground, in the classroom, at lunchtime and through restorative means when relationships breakdown.
Through the scheme of Work devised by the PSHCE Association, and supplemented with resources that teachers deem appropriate and engaging, we aim to deliver PSHCE teaching that, where necessary is targeted and focused within the classroom, but also inter-woven through the teaching of all curriculum areas. PSHCE skills touch on all facets of school-life, and so are most effectively taught through context.
Children are able to relate their experiences at home to those of children in other countries, they are able to develop budgeting skilled through their work in maths, apply empathy through diary writing in English, work collaboratively in team games, or through science experiments and become aware of the how to keep themselves safe online, and treat each other as they wish to be treated.
As the children grow through school, so their bodies change, and through the incorporation of SRE into Science teaching, children become more able to understand body change and articulate the appropriate language when engaging in lessons and conversations about these changes.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children will be taught PSCHE through three key areas: self-regulation, managing self and building relationships.
Self-regulation: at the expected level of development children should show an understanding of their feelings and those of others and begin to regulate accordingly; set and work towards simple goals; be able to wait for what they want and be able to control their immediate impulses when appropriate; give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in an activity; show an ability to follow multi-step instructions.
Managing self: at the expected level of development children should be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge; explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly; manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.
Building relationships: at the expected level of development children should be able to work and play cooperatively and take turns with others; form positive attachments to adults and form friendships with peers; show sensitivity to their own and other’s needs.
Through the teaching of these strands, we hope that the children of Camm’s are respected and valued members of the local and wider community. We hope they develop a greater understanding of the world beyond the locality and become global citizens that are well-equipped for the challenges ahead.