Miss McLoughlin is the subject lead for PSHE at The Trinity
To develop children’s understanding of PSHE and provide them with a foundation of life skills that manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities now and in the future.
At the Trinity, we teach PSHE on a weekly basis using the PSHE association however our teachers understand this learning should not just be limited to this time and there may be occasions where staff may feel is necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in class or response to local and global issues. The scheme of work reflects the needs of our pupils alongside meeting the statutory guidance. The curriculum is split into the three core themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move up the school.
In KS1 children use floor books to record responses to PSHE sessions while in KS2 children record their responses in their individual books.
In EYFS, PSHE is not a discrete curriculum subject within the EYFS framework. However, EYFS is a great place where children begin exploring the foundations of PSHE education through the areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Understanding the World. The incorporates self-confidence and self-awareness, making relationships and feelings and behaviour. This is recorded through floor books and the children’s individual learning journeys.
As the children returned to school after lockdown, it was important to adapt our teaching to respond to this. As a school, we shared the theme of Brave New World during Autumn 1.