Learning & Curriculum

PSHE and RSE Curriculum

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum

Why do we teach PSHE/RSE?

Here at Bluecoat Primary Academy our PSHE/RSE curriculum reflects the pride we take in keeping our children’s personal and moral development at the heart of all we do. Through our PSHE/RSE. curriculum we provide the knowledge and environment for our children to thrive as healthy, respectful, independent and responsible individuals. Our school values are at its core to cultivate children’s knowledge and abilities to recognise and maintain healthy relationships, to value and respect differences and to develop the confidence and understandings to stand up for what is right.

Throughout our curriculum here at BPA we seek to nurture enquiring, questioning attitudes and critical thinking in our children. PSHE/RSE harnesses this to instil the knowledge and skills for children to question life in our ever changing and increasingly digital world.

How do we teach PSHE/RSE?

We use weekly teaching time and tailored quality assured resources (SCALF) which are organised around our whole school values and themes. Here, we have carefully selected the specialist external agencies, SCALF,  to allow us to compliment this and create a buzz around healthy lifestyles. This is carefully mapped to build up each year through our spiral curriculum and quality ensured resources, ensuring there is substance alongside the excitement.

Here at BPA we tailor our PSHE/RSE content and resources carefully for the needs of our children and ensure their existing understandings and misconceptions are incorporated into our PSHE/RSE teaching time. Teaching of each topic area begins with a discussion based assessment for learning session, combining each teacher’s knowledge of the needs of their class with a specific focus addressing key objectives from our spiral curriculum to inform planning

What do we teach in PSHE/RSE?

As with other areas of our curriculum, in PSHE/RSHE, children revisit themes for learning as they progress through school in order to be able to access them at a deeper level each time.

Click on the icon above to see the progression of content taught throughout each year group.

For further information regarding our PSHE/RSE curriculum, please contact our PSHE/RSE Subject Leader, Miss Laid.

Relationship and Sex Education

Following the updated statutory guidance on RSE in 2021, we have ensured that our curriculum is specifically tailored to give the children the skills that they need to make informed decisions on their wellbeing, health and relationships later on in life. By offering children real-world scenarios they are given the opportunity to make decisions around facing risks and taking on a challenge. Here at BPA we tailor our PSHE content and resources carefully for the needs of our children and ensure their existing understandings and misconceptions are incorporated into our PSHE teaching time. Each unit is taught at the same time across school to ensure that there is consistency in what the children are being taught. Furthermore, we select and combine the resources and schemes to suit our children and families. To ensure the best coverage of RSE to suit our children we continue to make use of the SCARF scheme of learning, which has not only covers the RSE statutory requirements, but also offers coverage of the non-statutory topics through the ‘Growing and Changing’ unit.

PSHE, RSE and SMSC Statement

The curriculum comprises not just of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) but also includes resilience, mental health, emotional literacy, social and Employability skills, British values, and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social, cultural development), as well as an inclusive philosophy.

  • RSE – All aspects of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) are covered within the PSHE curriculum and are interwoven throughout the year. Term 5 and 6 (Being My Best and Growing and Changing) focus specifically on elements of Sex Education such as body parts and changes through puberty, including non-statutory sexual intercourse education for Year 6. As this element is non-statutory, parental consent is required.
  • SMSC – All areas relating to Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural development are covered within the PSHE curriculum, particularly in the Being My Best unit. As a school, we also highlight this throughout the year through our theme days such as Children’s Mental Health Day, RSE Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Internet Safety Day, Black History Month and International Women’s Day. Our RE curriculum also ensures that children are given insights into a wide range of religions and their spiritual views, allowing them to better understand and respect one another.

Unit 6: Summer 2 – Growing and Changing

In Summer Term 2, the children at Bluecoat Primary Academy study the unit ‘Growing and Changing’. Here, the children develop an understanding of how the body changes through puberty, recognising basic body parts and discussing how to keep privates private. For further information regarding this unit, please click on your child’s year group below. By selecting your child’s year group below, you will be able to explore the lessons that will be taught and the materials that teachers will be using with your child through this unit.

Please see our Primary RSHE Policy and the documentation Valuing all God’s Children that supports out teaching of RSHE.

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Bluecoat Academy Primary
Harvey Road
Bilborough
Nottingham
NG8 3BB

E-mail: primary@bluecoat.uk.com
Tel: 0115 900 7200

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