PSHE

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Our school is committed to providing all students with a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes good behaviour  and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The provision of a comprehensive, developmental PSHE education programme is central to our school’s approach.

Our PSHE education programme recognises that children will bring prior learning and real life experiences to their learning. We provide PSHE education through a spiral programme that gradually expands and enriches key concepts, increases knowledge, deepens understanding and rehearses and develops key skills through a thematic approach.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our PSHE programme for the Early Years is delivered in accordance with Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Personal, Social and Emotional Development is a prime area of learning and comprises three aspects: Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour.

Key Stage 1 & 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

Children do not pass or fail within this area, but have the opportunity to reflect on their own learning and personal experiences and to set personal goals and agree strategies to reach them. The process of assessment 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 fulfil their potential. In addition to the timetabled lesson, class teachers are free to dedicate more curriculum time to a specific issue or area. The whole school takes part in anti-bullying week each year, we have a School Council that informs our whole school approach to PSHE and the whole 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.