PSHE is taught at least once a week using the Inside Out Five Keys to Happiness Scheme and resources. Lessons can be linked to the dilemma-based curriculum where appropriate but may need to be stand alone for the objectives to all be covered. Staff can use ideas from the 5 Keys planning resources to tailor sessions to suit their classes. Staff should address any class issues that have happened using their PSHE time or by adding an extra circle time into their week. The areas of the PSHE curriculum that are not covered by the Inside Out planning, are covered during specifically planned days and weeks throughout the year. These include, Internet safety day, Health week, Anti-bullying week and NSPCC Speak out to Stay Safe Day. These events are whole school so allow there to be a great buzz throughout school, getting children of all year groups discussing the topics. Willowcroft is currently taking part in the KiVa anti-bullying programme. Teachers in Key Stage 2 deliver a KiVa lesson once a month. These lessons focus on the prevention of bullying and teaches children ways to be kind to each other. Links will also be made between PSHE plans and the 4Rs (Amethyst Learning). Teachers will be discussing these and awarding Dojo points for this during lessons.
In PSHE at Willowcroft, we provide children with many experiences to support their social development, well-being, and health. These experiences include:
Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness, Resilience and Reciprocity are all skills that children need to develop to be able to thrive as individuals. PSHE and Amethyst Learning go hand in hand with each other. PSHE lessons and topics encourage children to be using the 4Rs.
This is how children can earn amethysts in the 4 different skills:
Power to change the world
In PSHE lessons, especially those under the topic of ‘Living in the Wider World’, children will read stories and learn about individuals who have changed our world as we know it today. They will learn about money and by Year 6 they will have developed a basic understanding of enterprise. In PSHE, children will develop the power to change their actions to make a difference to the world.
Impact will be measured through pupil and parent voice and through teacher observations of the children and lessons.
QCA behaviour assessments are carried out twice a year of all SEN and PP children. They are kept in profiles, used to monitor children, and kept as regular evidence of changes in children’s behaviour. Play therapists or outside agencies will use the QCA scores.