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Key Stage 2 PSHE

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), no longer a core subject to the English National Curriculum, is taught as part of a carousel of activities which form the curriculum enrichment opportunities at KS2 and through which we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society who can safely be said to fulfil our school aims to SCORE (!) highly. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our children are given opportunities in PSHE lessons to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society and to become effective learners.  The PSHE curriculum is taught both discretely including the delivery of the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) units of work, emotional literacy and in a variety of other ways: through other subjects such as English or History, as part of assembly, through ‘circle times’, in School Council, science topics and outdoor educational visits and activities.

In addition, under the enrichment umbrella children undertake a number of other opportunities to extend and develop their learning. Food is an integral part of the English National Curriculum at Primary level now and so children are able to use the well resourced Food Technology rooms learning about healthy eating and focusing on the cooking of healthy option meals as well as learning basic knife and cooking skills.

Extra English opportunities are also afforded where further time can be given in support of EAL candidates and their needs as well as a new element to our curriculum which is the Creative Thinking strand when children are challenged to use higher order thinking and questioning and develop their critical thinking skills. Parents often enjoy trying the lateral thinking puzzles presented to their childen!