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PSHE and Citizenship

At The Vaynor First School Academy we believe that it is an important part of our responsibility, alongside parents, to develop young people as valued members of society. Part of our core role is to help children develop the skills and attitudes needed to achieve this so that as young people and adults they will achieve personal fulfilment in life.

All children will take part in exciting lessons which allow children to discuss, debate and be active members of the class. These lessons tackle topical issues in a safe, nurturing environment, which enable children to develop thinking and share their opinions with others. At The Vaynor First Academy school we also have themed weeks which the children take part in as a whole school studying PSHE themes such as Anti-bullying week,  Heathly eating week and Walk to School week. 

PSHE + C education at Vaynor First School Academy is embedded across the curriculum, making links with other relevant subjects to ensure consistency and continuity for our pupils.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, the teaching of Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship is based upon three ‘core themes’ within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility:

  1. Health and Wellbeing
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the Wider World

Foundation stage

In the Foundation stage there are 3 Prime Areas of Learning.  PSED (Physical, Social, Emotional Development) is one of those Prime Areas and is central to teaching and learning across the Early Years curriculum.  Physical Development is another Prime Area of Learning and incorporates Health and Self-Care.

The aims for teaching in the Foundation Stage come from the Development Matters Guidance and the Early Learning Goals.  The three Early Learning Goals for PSED are:

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour

The PSHE curriculum is very much embedded throughout all of the Foundation Stage activities (child led, adult led, or focus activities).

For greater details of the objectives and subject matter covered in each of our Year Groups, please click on the links below.