aim to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded individuals and lead confident, healthy and independent lives. Children will develop the confidence to ask questions, challenge the information they are offered, draw on their own experience, express their views and opinions in a healthy manner and put into practice what they have learnt in their own lives. We believe PSHE should be an area of learning where self-esteem, positive attitudes and a child-centred approach are fostered and nurtured.
Curriculum / Progress Map
To deliver this curriculum we will be using the Coram Scarf scheme, the PSHE assosiation guidelines and materials and delivering both class and whole school assemblies. Please also see our Mental Health and Wellbeing webpage which shows the numerous ways we raise awareness and support our children emotionally and mentally.
Relationship and Sex Education at St James
Although we have chosen to teach PSHE for many years at St James it is now a compulsory part of children’s education in line with the statutory requirements for Relationship and Health Education. All children will receive a weekly PSHE lesson delivered by either the class teacher or a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. During these lessons, children will learn about a range of concepts, equipping them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to make healthy, safe and responsible choices in their lives. Please see the table above for topics that will be covered for each year group.
PSHE and RSE lessons at St James will not go beyond the requirements of the Science National curriculum currently. There will be an online workshop, at the beginning of Summer 1, offered to parents of year 5. This will be led by the school nurse service. This will look at ways of supporting your child through puberty and how to discuss the changes they are going through. The DFE have produced “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents” . Please see the document below for this information: