What is RSHE like at Westglade?
Our RSHE curriculum fosters lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. At Westglade Primary School we aim to provide all out pupils with the initial building blocks necessary to embrace the challenges of a happy and successful adult life. We firmly believe the wellbeing of our children is paramount and we endeavour to equip all children with the skills to recognise and improve their wellbeing. Through RSHE children learn about relationships, diversity, respect, healthy lifestyles, safety and the body and how it changes, reproduction and birth in a sensitive and age-appropriate way.
How is RSHE Progressive?
The National Curriculum quotes 'To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.
At Westglade our curriculum has been designed collaboratively with teachers and the Nottingham City RSE Consultant and is based on latest research. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught in schools to give our children and young people a better understanding of healthy relationships, sex and diversity – as well as the knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and the confidence to seek help when needed.
To achieve this year group objectives have been planned linked to the Nottingham City Framework which was developed by the RSE consultant, from Reception to Year 6. To complement this an RSHE skills ladder has been developed to show progression in skills from Nursery to Year 6.
How do we teach RSHE at Westglade?
We teach RSHE as a stand alone lesson each week, although many of the objectives are discussed in all areas of the curriculum and within the classroom on a daily basis. Work is recorded in a class Big Book.