At Larkrise Primary School we help all children to develop an understanding of the place that they hold in society and in groups within society such as families, school, clubs etc. We aim to enable children to understand their own bodies and how to keep safe and healthy and to encourage a growing sense of self-worth and self-responsibility towards keeping themselves safe and healthy and to build meaningful and happy relationships with others within these groups.
We use The Jigsaw scheme of work and we make meaningful links with other subjects of the curriculum.
We teach children about their rights and responsibilities. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community through participation in clubs, sporting activities, school council and other activities within and outside the school. Through this, they learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.
Our objectives in the teaching of PSHE and citizenship are;
• to know and understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle and to make healthy choices relating to food choices, exercise and screen time.
• to be increasingly aware of potential dangers and risks they may encounter and how to keep themselves safe.
• to understand how to build and maintain good relationships with others and how to resolve conflict where it may arise.
• to have and show respect for others.
• to be thoughtful and responsible members of their community and their school.
• to become active members of our democratic society.
• to develop self-confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
• to make informed and responsible choices regarding personal and social issues.
• to develop good relationships with other members of the community.