PSHE CURRICULUM STATEMENT
Curriculum Intent ‘Empowering Deep Learning in a Purposeful Context’.
At Meadow Green we follow a thematic and engaging curriculum to deliver, not only the statutory National Curriculum with regards to the majority of foundation subjects, but also our own School Curriculum. Each theme takes a main subject to drive the learning forward. We believe that choosing the right context to engage our children in their learning is vital in developing critical thinkers, problem solvers and fostering a love of learning whilst also maintaining our high standards.
ENQUIRY-BASED THEMATIC CURRICULUM
An effective enquiry based approach involves the careful framing of questions, problems or scenarios, (along with clearly identifying the key skills and concepts to be taught) to enable progression through the learning sequence. Enquiry based learning creates classroom environments where independence, thinking skills, collaboration and active learning are developed, at the same time as knowledge is acquired. Through explicitly identifying key skills and concepts as milestones in medium term plans and sharing these with the children, there is greater ownership and potential for children to become immersed in acquiring and deepening their knowledge.
PSHE CURRICULUM INTENT
At Meadow Green we believe that PSHE helps to provide the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. The PSHE curriculum at Meadow Green enables children to develop knowledge and life skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
PSHE - Relationships Education is compulsory in all primary schools in England. Health Education is compulsory in all state funded schools. At Meadow Green PSHE complements the national curriculum and is taught both explicitly and implicitly. Beginning in the Foundation Stage , pupils learn about aspects of their own health and wellbeing including diet, areas of risk, mental health, feelings, and resilience for the rest of their lives. This is complemeted by the development of personal attributes , financial education and British Values.
The subject represents a huge opportunity to help our pupils to develop, become successful and happy adults and make a meaningful contribution to society.
PEDAGOGY & PSHE ENQUIRY
PSHE at Meadow Green is taught both discretely and it is embedded in the everyday learning and life of our school.