Our big idea
is to promote kindness as a standard way of communicating and caring for each other’s mental and emotional health and to value one other, our community and our planet.
Leaders - Rebecca Kearney and Rachel Calvert
Statement of Intent
What is taught?
In primary schools, PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. There are three main aspects which include: Health and Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
What specific skills and knowledge are taught?
Health and Well-being teaches children:
How do we teach?
PSHE is taught weekly and can be taught in a variety of ways. We use different methods of recording, artwork, debate, discussion, acting and working outdoors as well as the use of technology. We also provide opportunities to develop new sensations and experiences for example, children get to teach a new skill; grow some food to eat; help improve the environment and volunteer in the community.
Why do we teach?
A good PSHE education will provide children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, nurturing and independent lives. Children are living through unique and often stressful times. PSHE lessons help to ensure children have a variety of familiar ways to care for themselves and others now and in the future. On top of this, they will explore a sense of identity in the wider world by learning about their role within and connection to it. Exploring issues of the environment, money, diversity will give the pupils greater stability when it comes to preparing for the next stages of their lives.
Since September 2020, primary schools have taught Relationships Education as part of the statutory curriculum. The children are taught to recognise different kinds of families and relationships, learn how to recognise prejudice and develop respect for themselves, their peers and their communities and well as how to be healthy.
We aim, at Poppy Road, to develop, maintain and promote a culture of kindness and support for our pupils, enabling them to feel valued in the world they find themselves living in. Through regular and good quality teaching of this subject, with lessons delivered in creative ways which include responding to children’s needs and interests, Poppy Road aims to promote kindness, a sense of belonging, valuing commitment to the community and our planet.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
SMSC Books at Poppy Road
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of pupils needs to be embedded throughout all lessons and every aspect of school life. At Poppleton Road we gather all our evidence in the form of photos and produce a termly photo book which are available to view in the school reception area and in our school library.