St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School

PSHE (Personal and Social Health Education)

Subject Coordinator: Mrs Worley

Our PSHE curriculum and associated whole school initiatives aim to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas. They learn how to adhere to the school rules and develop the skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe.

As members of a class and school community, they learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. They begin to learn about their own and other people's feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people. They go on to learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it.

As they progress through the school, they develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions.

Support, reassurance  and encouragement is given as the older children experience the changes associated with puberty. We aim to help the children to prepare for transition to their secondary school as seamlessly as possible.