Curriculum Leader: Mrs Gill Birt
Intent: At Theddlethorpe Academy, our intent for PSHE is to provide the pupils with the skills to become a valued member of the ever-changing society and world. We aim to give them the skills, understanding and resilience to learn and thrive, also the understanding of the moral, social and cultural issues they will encounter as they grow into adults. This begins in Early Years through personal, social and emotional development where foundations are built for making relationships, building self-confidence and self-awareness and learning to manage their feelings and behaviour. These, along with the other areas of development in Foundation Stage, help keep the pupils creative and critical thinkers. As they progress through the Key Stages, these skills are nurtured and enhanced through the rest of the curriculum subjects, stand-alone PSHE lessons and extra-curricular activities, equipping the pupils with the knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions, both now and in the future.
What approach do we take to teaching PSHE? Most curriculum subjects are taught through a thematic approach. For example, the theme topic may focus on Life in Ancient Greece; Around the World in 80 Days; The Animal Kingdom, amongst many other areas. Our medium-term plans then identify the following, where staff will ensure coverage and skills across the curriculum subject areas, including, where appropriate, PSHE – due to the nature of the subject, much of PSHE will be taught separately, but links are made as and when appropriate and many areas, such as British values, are prevalent throughout theme lessons:
Alongside this, we use Milestones for teachers and Curriculum Leaders to monitor coverage and track progress across the curriculum, ensuring appropriate sequencing is in place. We use the milestones created by Chris Quigley Education, in conjunction with our thematic planning to ensure the children develop their knowledge and skills as they move from Early Years through to Key Stage 1 and 2. If you click on the tabs below, you will see the milestones for Early Years; Years 1 & 2; Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6.