PSHE

IMG_4026-2 RRWhilst we value academic learning, our PSHE lessons provide pupils with a broad curriculum that helps them as they mature into young adults.

The programme promotes good behaviour and moral, social and cultural development. Its thematic approach gradually expands to enrich key concepts, increase knowledge, deepen understanding and develop key skills.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our PSHE programme for the Early Years is delivered in accordance with Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We focus on the Personal, Social and Emotional Development guidance which comprises three aspects: Making relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness and Managing feelings and behaviour.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Our PSHE programme for the rest of the school follows the PSHE Association’s Education Programme of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2 and is based on three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

Sex and Relationships Education forms part of the PSHE programme and the Science programme. In Years 5 and 6, lessons relating to puberty, sex and relationships are taught. In the event that a parent objects to the content of a specific lesson, alternative work is provided for the relevant pupil.

Assessment

There is no pass or fail for this part of the curriculum, but it gives pupils the chance to reflect on their own learning and personal experiences and to set personal goals with strategies to reach them. This process has a positive impact on young people’s self-awareness and self-esteem and there are opportunities to record learning and progress in different ways, including self-assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment.

Enrichment

Our PSHE curriculum is just one part of what the school does to help students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding they need to fulfill their potential. In addition to the timetabled lessons, class teachers are free to dedicate more curriculum time to a specific issue. The whole school takes part in anti-bullying week each year, ideas raised by the School Council guide how we approach PSHE and the school meets for assembly twice a week.

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STEM Week – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at The Roche School

The week commencing 3rd October will be STEM Week at The Roche School, based around the theme of Water. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, so the week will involve many exciting experiments, challenges and construction activities. On  Monday 3rd October, STEM Week will be kicked off by a special whole school assembly centred on the theme of ‘Water’, led by a special guest…Science Man. Throughout the day every class will have a workshop looking at the importance of water, uses of water and water experiments. On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding a whole school ‘Times Tables Challenge’, where every child will compete (with differentiated tables) to gain as many points for their house as possible. Good luck! On Thursday 6th October, The STEM team at school will lead an interactive assembly and award prizes won during the weeks’ challenges.