At Horley Infant School, the PSHE curriculum is designed to provide our children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within our community. We encourage pupils to contribute fully to the life of their school and communities and to ensure our school values (pictured left) are “lived” and not just “laminated”. By doing this, they will learn to recognise their own worth, collaborate with others and become increasingly responsible for their own actions and learning. We want children to be able to reflect on their own experiences to understand how they are developing personally and socially.
We encourage and promote a culture where the children respect humanity, diversity and differences and that by doing so they can go on to form effective and fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. It is also important to us that children develop the skills needed for learning, achieving, managing change and looking after their health.
How is PSHE taught at our school? (Implementation)
At Horley Infant School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We incorporate the Jigsaw Programme which offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work that brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.
There are six puzzle pieces within JIGSAW, one for each half term, that are designed to progress in sequence from the beginning to the end of the academic year.
Autumn 1: Being me in my world
Autumn 2: Celebrating differences (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme. To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to your children’s needs.
Parents are able to withdraw from some or all of the Sex Education that we teach in Year 2 at Horley Infant School. Please note that we teach children in Year 1 & 2 the proper biological names for body parts as part of our commitment to safeguarding and this ties in to our Science curriculum which is statutory and cannot be withdrawn from.
In Year 2, we teach children that humans produce babies but do not go into detail about the conception process. More information about these sex education lessons can be found in the letter that we send to parents below. You are able to withdraw your child from this lesson.
Before making this decision, we ask that parents read through the Department For Education (DfE) guide for parents about the statutory programme for Relationships & Sex Education as well as looking at the Jigsaw RSE update before completing the request to withdraw form. Please note, we will be alerted that you have requested to withdraw and someone from school may be in touch to understand your reasons in more detail.
Year 2 Letter
Request to Withdraw
Philosophy 4 Children
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