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Turvey Primary School

Turvey Primary School

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PSHCE

Personal and Social development is an important part of our curriculum.  The children learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

All pupils at Turvey Lower School take part in Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). As part of the SEAL programme, they learn about: New Beginnings; Getting on and Falling out; Going for Goals; Good to Be Me; Relationships and Changes.  They learn about friendships, how to treat others, keeping themselves safe, health and hygiene, bullying, (including cyber bullying as part of e-safety week), self-esteem, , learning to be assertive rather than aggressive or passive and healthy living.

In addition to the above, pupils in KS1 also learn about taking part in a simple debate about topical issues, what improves and harms local and natural environments and some of the ways people look after them. They also learn that money comes from different sources and can be used for different purposes, how to make simple choices that improve their health and well-being to maintain personal hygiene, how some diseases spread and can be controlled, names and part of the body, all household products including medicines, can be harmful if not used properly.

In KS2, pupils learn about democracy, voluntary, community and pressure groups, that resources can be allocated differently and these economic choices affect individual communities and environment, how the media presents information, healthy lifestyle – benefits of exercise, eating, mental health, bacteria, body changes and drugs.

As well as being a timetabled subject, PSHCE is taught across the curriculum, for example as part of Science, RE, Literacy and Maths (Money Week).

Values Education

At Turvey Lower School we follow the Values programme. It is not a subject that is ‘taught’ but underpins all we do. It is embedded in the curriculum and school life, eg showing respect, holding doors open, the way pupils and staff talk to each other, sharing equipment in Science lessons, working as a team in PE, looking after someone who is lonely or hurt on the playground, having the confidence to speak to the class and being able to listen to others. We focus on one value particularly for each half term as part of a 2 year rolling programme.

Programme 1

Autumn 1st half:

Autumn 2nd half:

Respect

Sharing

 

 

Spring 1st half:

Spring 2nd half:

Perseverance

Thankfulness

 

 

Summer 1st half:

Summer 2nd half:

Patience

Forgiveness

 

 

Programme 2

Autumn 1st half:

Autumn 2nd half:

Hospitality (making people feel welcome and being friendly)

Honesty

 

 

Spring 1st half:

Spring 2nd half:

Working together/team work

Thoughtfulness

 

 

Summer 1st half:

Summer 2nd half:

Perseverance

Bravery

 

 

Star of the Week

Children are also encouraged and praised for their efforts through ‘Star of the Week’. Each week, a pupil is chosen from each class to receive a special certificate. This may be for a particularly good piece of work or particularly good effort. These certificates are also given out in the weekly celebration assembly.

Both staff and pupils are encouraged to demonstrate these values and children are awarded ‘leaves’ to recognise when a value has been seen. These leaves are given out in the Friday celebration assembly and displayed on our Values tree in the hall. This is to help children to maintain a good standard of behaviour and to help the children develop as well rounded individuals, enabling them to be able to make positive contributions in society and be good role models.

Golden Time

In order to acknowledge good behaviour children are awarded with Golden Time each Friday afternoon, for 30 minutes. They are offered a choice of activities, which may be computer based, art/craft or learning a dance, for example. Each teacher leads an activity and children sign up for which one they would like to participate in. For those children who have not followed the good behaviour policy, they are first given a reminder/warning, then if the behaviour continues their name is written on the board, if they still continue, they lose 5 mins of Golden Time in steps of 5 minutes. This is called ‘Time Out’. They use this time to reflect on their behaviour, learn to make wiser choices next time and, where appropriate, write a letter of apology. When they have served their time, they then join in with the Golden Time activities.