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. It is intended that we will offer a cohesive whole-school approach which empowers our children 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.
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.