Curriculum – PSHE
At Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School we believe that the skills learned through our PSHE (Personal, Social and Heath Education) curriculum will enable our children to be kind, caring and respectful members of our community, who demonstrate awareness, tolerance and understanding of themselves and those around them.
Our PSHE curriculum links closely with our Learning Powers and aims to encourage resilience, teamwork, resourcefulness and reflection in all learners in our school.
Nursery and Reception
In Nursery and Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile where Personal, Social and Emotional Development makes up one third of the Prime Areas of Learning. Our PSED curriculum is interwoven across all seven areas of learning in addition to being taught in discrete sessions.
PSED is broken down into three main areas of learning:
- Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
- Managing Feeling and Behaviour
- Making Relationships
Year 1 & 2
In Key Stage One we follow the ‘Jigsaw’ programme of PSHE which is divided into six topics of learning:
- Being me in my World
- Celebrating Differences
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
Examples of how we are supporting our PSHE Curriculum
Discovery Focus Week
We were visted by Veolia who talked to the children about recycling and how this could be done at home. We completed a recycling challenge to find out which team could recycle all of their items correctly and in the fastest time.
We really enjoyed taking part in a Fruit Workshop. We thought about healthy and not health foods, tried new fruits and then cycled on specially adapted bikes to blend our fruit into smoothies!
PSHE and Art Focus Week
During Focus Week, the children had a lot of fun doing different art activities that were linked with PSHCE.
Throughout the week, we had a behaviour for learning focus which was to work as a team in a cooperative and supportive manner. The children were encouraged to use positive phrases with each other when commenting on different art works or when working as a team.
We introduced the children to the concept of peer massage. They really enjoyed getting involved and taking time out to just relax, focus and concentrate.