Personal, Social and Health Education
The PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum aims to:
• promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils;
• prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promote British Values.
The importance of PSHE
PSHE provides children with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. It enables pupils to develop the qualities and attributes needed to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
How PSHE is taught at Lakeside
Lakeside Primary Academy follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work. Jigsaw provides a whole school, mindful approach to teaching PSHE. The scheme aims to build children’s capacity to learn and equip them for life in an ever changing world. It covers the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education.
The Jigsaw scheme is structured to provide knowledge and skills development using a spiral curriculum. There are six units (one per half term): Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. The whole school completes the same unit at the same time.
There are seven main themes which run through all units of work:
- Mental Health
- Social Skills
- Safeguarding (including internet safety)
How do I find out more information about the PSHE curriulum?
If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher initially or to Miss Stocks (who can be contacted through the school office).