PSHE and Citizenship
We aim to provide a strong and caring atmosphere where moral and spiritual values are developed throughout the whole curriculum. We believe that by developing the ‘whole person’ we will enable individuals to lead a rewarding, satisfying and fulfilling life. Personal, Social ,Health and Economic Education and Citizenship, provides the opportunity for all members of the school community to explore and understand their relationship to themselves, others and to the world we live in.
At Holme Church of England Primary Academy we teach PSHE and Citizenship through 3 strands of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Through All 3 key stages, the areas for study are:
- Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities.
- Preparing to play an active role as citizens.
- Developing a healthy safe lifestyle
- Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.
Our teaching follows the Cambridgeshire PSHE and Citizenship Scheme of Work (CPDP), which reflects the above strands.
Due to our mixed age classes we run a 2- year rolling program covering topics such as:
-Sex and relationships education
-Personal safety including e-safety and bullying
In addition to these weekly sessions we also plan in enrichment activities to raise the profile of key areas we feel our pupils need to develop.
These have included;
-An e-safety theatre workshop.
-A visit from the Life Education Bus -focussing on Drug Education.
-Celebrating girl’s friendships sessions for all KS2 girls.
-Dealing with strong emotions/ anger management sessions for all KS2 boys
-Class 4- safer cycling course
-Lunchtime clubs to develop confidence and friendships.
Our eldest pupils go on residential visits to Holt Hall in Norfolk/ The Frontier Centre in Irthingborough. These visits are always chosen for their personal development opportunities as well as educational experiences. These are often where we see the biggest leaps of confidence!