Arundale Primary School is committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. Our curriculum defines and supports the whole ethos of our school.
At Arundale, our personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) curriculum brings together healthy relationships, social responsibility and personal well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values.
Although PSHE is taught through discreet lessons, it is also integrated into all activities, assemblies, educational visits and extra-curricular clubs. There are frequent opportunities provided in school which encompass PSHE education, including (but not limited to) sports tournaments, celebration assemblies, Year 6 attending Crucial Crew, our School and Eco councils, and our play ambassadors.
It is intended that we will offer an aspirational, cohesive whole-school approach which inspires our children to achieve their full potential, whilst empowering them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
PSHE is taught across the school continuously during lessons, assemblies, school clubs, school events and break times. Furthermore, PSHE is integrated into our curriculum through SMSC, our values and the principles underpinning our School Mission Statement:
Our PSHE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils preparing them for life in the wider world. At Arundale Primary School, our fundamental aims are:
We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work, in conjunction with the PSHE Association to inform our curriculum planning. Topics included in the programme of study are arranged into ‘puzzles’ which are: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. The Jigsaw programme meets all the outcomes in the PSHE Association Programmes of Study.
Sex Education – Year 6
In addition to the topics above, Sex Education will be taught to our pupils in Year 6. This teaching will be in addition to the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Science, which at key stages 1 and 2 includes teaching about the main external parts of the body and changes to the human body as it grows from birth to old age, including puberty. For further information, please see the Sex Education Policy on the school website.