PSHE Schemes of Work
Spring Term 1
During the first half of the Spring Term, our PSHE focus in school will be Dreams and Goals. This is one of the units from the Jigsaw scheme which we now use to deliver PSHE, including the statutory elements of the RSHE curriculum. Children in all year groups will be learning about: the importance of a positive attitude; how to stay motivated when facing challenges; working well as part of a group and how and why it's important to work hard to achieve our goals and to help others achieve theirs.
Spring Term 2
During the second half of the Spring term, our PSHE focus in school will be Healthy Me. Children will be looking at the things we can do to ensure we are healthy and continue to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes both physical health and mental health. They will be learning about what makes up a balanced diet and how and when to exercise. Children will learn about personal hygiene and the importance of looking after our teeth and visiting the dentist. They will also learn about some of the things which are bad for our healthy, such as smoking and the harmful effects it has on our bodies. Older children will be learning a little bit about different drugs including those which are prescribed by a doctor and are good for us, and those which are illegal which can harm our bodies.
During the first half of the Summer term, our PSHE focus in school will be Relationships. This starts with building a respectful relationship with oneself and covers topics including families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this topic is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to online safety and social networking. Children learn how to deal with conflict, build assertiveness skills, and identify their own strengths and strategies for building self-esteem and resilience. They explore roles and responsibilities in families and friendship groups, and consider stereotypes.
We hope you find time to look through the resources below and perhaps discuss some of it with your child as necessary. It goes without saying, we are always here on hand to provide extra resources and offer any advice you may need and answer any questions you may have.
Mr S Mark
Monday 10th July 2022
Y5/6 Puberty - Changing Me
At HPS we are not teaching sex education and so we will not be teaching the Jigsaw Changing Me unit as part of our PSHE curriculum. However, we have created links below to the Jigsaw lesson material, just in case you feel it's appropriate to cover some of it with your child. This is totally at your discretion.
We have also provided links to the resources which we will be using for the puberty lessons with Y5&6 girls and Y6 boys. These will take place in the Summer Term (dates TBC), but you have the right to withdraw your child from these lessons if you so wish. We will only be covering the physical changes which take place in boys and girls (including menstruation). We will not be covering anything around sexual intercourse or making babies, even though the puberty pdf booklet contains a section on this.