At Cross Farm Infant Academy we teach PSHE as an individual subject but it also underpins every we do across the Academy to support out ethos making the most of every day, being the best you and care for each other.
We aim to prepare children for life by teaching them about themselves, helping them to value who they truly are and to understand how they relate to others in our fast changing and sometimes challenging world. We endeavour to build our children’s resilience so that they can approach challenges with a positive mind set, deal with defeat or loss and try again if needs be.
We teach PSHE using ‘JIGSAW’ which brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills, mindfulness and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning
The ‘JIGSAW’ scheme is progressive and effective with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle piece) at the same time.
There are 6 puzzle pieces:
Term 1 – Being me in my world
Term 2 - Celebrating Difference (Including anti-bullying)
Term 3 – Dreams and Goals
Term 4 – Healthy Me
Term 5 – Relationships
Term 5 – Changing me (including Sex Education)
We follow our values through our collective worship and focus on emotional literacy through these sessions.
We have our own PRIDE (School Council) which meet regularly to discuss key issues in the Academy and develop our pupil voice in our decision making process.
We regularly participate in national and focused weeks such as anti-bullying week, Black History month as well as celebrating key festivals and celebrations within our community. We link this to our Marvellous Monday’s which help to promote learning across a range of diverse areas.
Progress in PSHE is monitored through discussions and responses. We fill in our tracker to highlight children who require further support in PSHE and embedding the required.
Children will leave our Academy able to:
• demonstrate their understanding of healthy lifestyles (both physical, mental and emotional health)
• manage risks and make informed choices to keep themselves safe
• manage change and transition
• develop , maintain and recognise a variety of healthy relationships by managing emotions and respecting equality and diversity
• know how to ask for help
• understand how to be a good friend and what makes a good friend
• work collaboratively
• demonstrate respect for self and others and understand the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
• recognise their rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
• respect diversity, equality and the environment and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
• demonstrate an understanding about where money comes from, how to manage it effectively and the part that it plays in people’s lives.