PSHE & HRE
At Hapton CE/Methodist Primary School we are using the Kapow scheme of work that aims to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to effectively navigate the complexities of the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationship and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society. Our Christian values will be taught alongside our PSHE to enable the children to be the best they can be.
Kapow’s primary RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health Education’s statutory guidance (as set out by the DfE).
The scheme also covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirement of the National Curriculum (2014) that schools ‘should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).’
Children’s learning through this scheme will significantly contribute to their personal development as set out in the Ofsted Inspection Framework and promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty.
This scheme provides a broad and balanced curriculum for our children.
We at Hapton, aim to ensure that the children in the EYFS;
- Are confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions
- Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities
- Understand that own actions affect other people, for example, becomes upset or tries to comfort another child when they realise they have upset them.
- Are aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting
- Are beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression
We at Hapton, aim to ensure that the children in KS1 and KS2;
- Understand British Values
- Make healthy choices about lifestyle and themselves
- Have positive relationships
- Support their own well-being
The Kapow Primary scheme is a whole school approach that consists of five areas of learning:
- Families and relationships
- Health and Wellbeing
- Safety and the changing body
- Economic wellbeing
Each area is revisited every year to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme.
The lessons are based upon the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health education, but where our lessons go beyond these requirements they refer to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study which is recommended by the DfE.
We will achieve the above through following our PSHE curriculum which focuses on the above strands and develops them more accordingly with the age range of children. Children are taught PSHE as a stand-alone subject and also discreetly through other subjects too, for example; healthy eating in Science, yoga in PE and computing through e-safety. At Hapton we have had e-safety evenings where we invite parents in to discuss their children’s safety and well-being whilst online at home. Our Family Learning Mentor is aware of our children’s individual needs and therefore addresses any concerns we may have about a child’s personal, social and emotional well-being.
Each lesson within Kapow Primary’s scheme features assessment guidance, helping teachers to identify whether pupils have met, exceeded, or failed to meet the desired learning intentions for that lesson.
Each unit of lessons comes with an assessment quiz and knowledge catcher, these will help teachers to identify any gaps in learning and also help measure the progress that has been made.
Our children at Hapton will be well rounded individuals with positive well-being and mental health. They will have instilled a love and passion to help others and care for their world around them. Making positive relationships will be second nature through a love of wanting to care for and help others. Growing up in Britain, children will have an understanding of their British values and what it means to be British but also having the tolerance for all cultures, race and beliefs. Children in Hapton in particular will understand what it means to grow up in a small village in Lancashire and how to compare their lives to others in the wider world.