PHSE and Relationships
Personal, Social, Health Education and Relationships Education at Eaton Primary School
At Eaton Primary School we believe in nurturing the love of lifelong learning and, through our high expectations, we provide opportunities for pupils to build their own individual qualities and attributes to be successful learners. Our PHSE and RSE curriculum gives pupils the initial building blocks to help them to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain.
We engage our pupils by creating opportunities to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially. They are inspired to learn how to understand and respect diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
We aim for our pupils to be able to reflect on their own values, attitudes and feelings and making links and applying to other areas of the curriculum such as Science and RE. We promote a sense of wellbeing to give the pupils a solid foundation for all the opportunities that lie ahead enabling our pupils to achieve.
Section 2.5 of the national curriculum states that all schools should make provision for PHSE, based on good practice. At Eaton Primary School, we have developed our curriculum based on guidance from the PHSE Association coupled with best practice. We have created a curriculum using a thematic model allowing all classes to study the same theme, at the same time. This is as follows:
Core Theme 1: Relationships
Families and friendships
Respecting ourselves and others
Core Theme 2: Living in the wider world – Economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen
Belonging to a community
Media literacy and digital resilience
Money and work
Core Theme 3: Health and Wellbeing
Physical health and mental wellbeing
Growing and changing
We supplement our planning with sessions created by Kapow which has:
Full curriculum coverage
Created by RSE & PSHE specialists
Supports the PSHE Association's Programme of Study
Content mapped to Education for a Connected World framework
The No Outsiders programme promotes an ethos of inclusion and tolerance and aims to prepare children for life in modern Britain. This is taught through engaging books which cover a range of topics such as equality, social and cultural diversity that help to inspire our pupils. We link these, where possible, to our PHSE curriculum.
The No Outsiders is an ethos that promotes language, belonging and inclusion. The Vision: Inclusive education, promoting community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens.
My Happy Mind
My Happy Mind is a programme for teachers, parents and children to help to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world by building resilient, balances and happy minds at home, nursery and school. The programmes are underpinned by five key philosophies:
Enabled by the best technology
Grounded in positive psychology and neuroscience
A holistic approach
My Happy is taught weekly in each year group. There are five units taught each year:
Meet your brain
Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too
Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self-esteem.
Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!
Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We’re focussed on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.
Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience too.