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Stamford Bridge Primary School

Stamford Bridge Primary School Stamford Bridge Primary School

PSHE and RSE (personal, social, health and economic education and relationships and sex education)


"Preparing for life's challenges and opportunities"


Subject Leader: Miss A Greening


 

Stamford Bridge is commited to foster the growth of children who are joyful, resilient and confident and who possess a genuine desire to actively contribute positively and engage in constructive dialogue, ultimately evolving into exemplary citizens in our ever developing world. 

Intent


At Stamford Bridge Primary School, we believe that PSHE education enables our pupils to develop knowledge, skills and attributes needed to manage balanced lives and to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.  Across school, we teach children about how society is organised and governed and we ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We want children to understand their rights and responsibilities as an individual and show empathy and understanding to others. In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth by encouraging them to play a positive role in school life and the wider community and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


Implementation

At Stamford Bridge Primary School, we offer pupils a carefully planned programme using the 1 Decision scheme to teach PSHE and RSE.  

1decision provides 17 modules, which are recommended for the teaching of PSHE and RSE for students in years 1-6. The core of the programme is a series of documentaries and videos with alternative endings, which enable children to explore various topics in a safe, educational environment. The 1decision videos feature within their collection of over 70 on-screen lesson guides.

Please see the Parent/Carer Zone below for an introduction to the 1decision resources and how they can support your child's personal development.

https://www.1decision.co.uk/resources/parent-carer-zone


Impact

Children leave our school with positive and caring relationships with themselves and their family, friends and peers, as well as a strong feeling of belonging in life. They have excellent knowledge of the idea of a healthy and safe lifestyle, independence and responsibility.

At Stamford Bridge, children learn to adapt and empathise  whilst developing self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline to reach the highest standards of which they are capable. They understand and accept change and are able to reflect on its impact. As they progress through the school, they learn to understand and communicate within our ever developing world. 

Just as importantly, they leave our school with a love of themselves and a desire to make positive contributions towards the wider world as they progress into their KS3 education.  


Knowledge Organisers

The 1decision knowledge organisers (see links below) provide an overview of the information and key vocabulary that will be taught in each unit from Year 1 to Year 6 during PSHE and RSE. These knowledge organisers are introduced to the children at the beginning of each module and are referred to throughout their learning to embed and consolidate key learning.

We encourage parents and carers to view the knowledge organisers so that you are aware of the topics being taught, the key information covered within each module and to view the key vocabulary and phrases used in the lessons.

Years 1 – 3

https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/ko-1-3-seperate-years.pdf

Years 4-6
https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/ko-4-6-seperate-years.pdf


Relationships and Sex Education 


The importance of Relationships Education at Stamford Bridge

We believe that the teaching of relationships (and sex education within RSE) is important to provide children with a wealth of knowledge about healthy and happy relationships with themselves and others. We want children to be able to acknowledge, understand and communicate their own developments and feelings, using the correct vocabulary, while feeling positive and confident when doing so. It is important that children understand their own boundaries and recognise the boundaries of others; identify the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe contact; reach out for support and help when needed.


Delivery of RSE

Our RSE is embedded within our PSHE and wider curriculum. At Stamford Bridge Primary School, we offer pupils a carefully planned programme using the 1 Decision scheme to teach PSHE and RSE.  

From September 2020, Health Education and Relationships Education became statutory in all schools across the UK. Following this decision by the DfE, the 1decision team created a mapping document to support schools. This document looks at how the 1decision resources are mapped against the new statutory framework (see link below).

https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/1decision-mapping-document-rse-he-updated-2020-Version4.pdf

All of the RSE objectives are statutory.

National Curriculum Science is also statutory.

This includes:
Key Stage 1

· Identify name draw and label the basic parts of the body and say which part of the body is associated with each of the senses;

· Animals, including humans, have offspring that grow into adults.

Key Stage 2

· Describe the differences in the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian and insect and a bird

 · Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

· Describe the changes as humans develop to old age

· Recognise the impact of diet exercise drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

The 1decision knowledge organisers (see link below) provide an overview of the information and key vocabulary that will be taught in each unit from Year 1 to Year 6 during PSHE and RSE. These knowledge organisers are introduced to the children at the beginning of each module and are referred to throughout their learning to embed and consolidate key learning.

We encourage parents and carers to view the knowledge organisers so that you are aware of the topics being taught, the key information covered within each module and to view the key vocabulary and phrases used in the lessons.

Year 1 – 3

https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/ko-1-3-seperate-years.pdf

Year 4-6
https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/ko-4-6-seperate-years.pdf


Upper Key Stage 2 - Year 5 and 6

In years 5 and 6, children will learn about puberty. Across this module, the children will the cover the following objectives:

  • explain what puberty means, describe the changes that boys and girls may go through during puberty;
  • identify why our bodies’ go through puberty;
  • explain what will happen to their bodies during puberty;
  • develop coping strategies to help with the different stages of puberty;
  • identify who and what can help us during puberty.

Sex Education

Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools.  The Department for Education continues to recommend “…that all primary schools should have a sex education programme…it should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes of adolescence brings and how a baby is conceived and born.”

Using the 1descison programme, year 6 children will be cover the following key objectives:

  • explain the terms of ‘conception’ and ‘reproduction’;
  • describe the function of the female and male reproductive systems;
  • identify the various ways adults can have a child;
  • explain various different stages of pregnancy;
  • identify the laws around consent.

Parents/carers have a legal right to excuse their child(ren) from sex education within RSE (but not within National curriculum science and not from Relationships Education at primary).

If you wish to view the videos and resources that will be used during these lessons or have any concerns about the RSE provision, please get in contact with the class teacher who will take time to address any concerns or share the resources with you.


Parent / Carer Focus Group

Within the RSE letter (see copy below), parents and carers were invited to attend a parent / carer focus.

This focus group took place on Tuesday 9th January 2024. A huge thank you to those who attended - it was a successful meet.

Within this meeting, we discussed the PSHE and RSE provision at Stamford Bridge Primary School and it gave parents and carers the chance to voice their opinions and thoughts on their child's PSHE and RSE education. 

Stamford Bridge Primary School
Godwinsway, Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO41 1RA
01759 371430
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