At Woodthorpe C of E Primary School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our children are given opportunities in P.S.H.C.E. lessons to develop confidence, self-motiviation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
The P.S.H.C.E. curriculum is taught both discretely through the delivery of the S.E.A.L. (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) units of work and in a variety of other ways: through other subjects such as literacy or history, as part of RE, through ‘circle times’, science topics and outdoor educational visits and activities.
We have several initiatives in school to improve children’s self esteem and confidence. We provide 1:1 Positive Play sessions three afternoons per week and Nurturing sessions where appropriate.
We celebrate children’s achievements both inside and outside school, promote anti-bullying and have mini playleaders and peer mentors. The Community School Nurse also comes into school to develop PSHCE skills.
During KS1 children begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and people. In KS2 children learn how to take on more responsibilities in school and community activities.