Purpose of study
PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health Education. The purpose of PSHE lessons is to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, PSHE education should foster pupils’ keen awareness of how the United Kingdom is governed and how its laws are made and upheld. It should also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens by providing them with the skills and knowledge to manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.
The national curriculum for PSHE aims to ensure that all pupils:
acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
develop an interest in, and commitment to, volunteering that they will take with them into adulthood
are equipped with the financial skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.
The National Curriculum in England 2014
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
This half term our PSHE lessons have centered around the theme of Anti-Bullying. To kickstart our week, we welcomed the Playwrite Theatre Company who performed an updated Pantomime of Cinderella. While we laughed at Buttons attempts to woo Cinderella and relished booing and hissing at the ugly sisters, the panto put forward a serious message on how to deal with various types of bullying in a memorable and enjoyable way.