The intention of the PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum at Kilmorie is to equip our children with essential life skills and develop the whole child through quality first teaching and carefully planned and resourced lessons. These lessons will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes the children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing and to succeed at school and in the wider world. The lessons will cover a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning and the children will learn how to stay safe and healthy, how to build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them.
Kilmorie's PSHE Vision
Our vision is that children will leave Kilmorie knowing that positive mental and physical health is key to them becoming confident, happy and resilient citizens and to improving life chances. They will be prepared for life in society now and in the future by learning key life skills such as saving money and dealing with social media and will have the skills to overcome any barriers they face.
The PSHE curriculum is delivered through 3 main topics:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Understanding the World
The mental wellbeing of our children is a priority for us. Alongside our discrete PSHE lessons, we support our children’s mental wellbeing through mindfulness, circle time discussions, shared stories and weekly ‘Time to Talk’ sessions, where we discuss specific topics or issues as they arise, in a safe and supportive environment. We use the ‘Zones of Regulation’ approach to teach our pupils how to, from a young age, identify emotions in themselves and others and give them strategies to help them regulate their emotions. We want children to be able to openly talk about their mental health and wellbeing and give them the tools they need to regulate their emotions and behaviour.
At Kilmorie, we also celebrate events, such as Anti-Bullying Week, Children’s Mental Health Week and Show Racism the Red Card Day, to deliver key messages to our children and our community about ourselves and the world around us.