PSHE at St. Thomas’ CE Primary School
Each year group will cover PSHE topics which include Anti-Bullying, E-Safety, Relationships/Sex Education and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education. This is delivered throughout the year on a spiral basis, allowing the children to build on their prior understanding and learning.
We participate in Anti-Bullying week activities during November, and an E-Safety week in February.
Each PSHE/ SEAL theme aims to develop the children’s vocabulary and self-knowledge throughout a range of learning opportunities.
St. Thomas’ CE Primary School also works to promote the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through a range of experiences, whilst encouraging and discussing local and global citizenship within a framework of British values.
At St. Thomas’ SEAL topics are embedded throughout the curriculum and modelled within the ethos of the school. However, SEAL has its natural “home” within the PSHE area of the curriculum.
The six SEAL themes that we follow throughout the year comprise of:
Getting on and Falling Out
Going for Goals
Good to be Me!
SEAL lessons may be discrete, cross-curricular or delivered in circle times. All help children to develop their skills as independent learners, acquiring skills to overcome and solve problems. They are encouraged to talk about and manage their feelings and emotional responses to situations they encounter at school and to work together co-operatively throughout all aspects of the curriculum. SEAL activities aim to develop self-confidence and team work. They encourage children to set themselves a goal and know how to achieve it in small steps.
Guidance about teaching personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) in England: