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Pocklington Community Junior School

PSHCE

Intent

At Pocklington Junior School, we believe that PSHE education enables our pupils to develop knowledge, skills and attributes needed to manage balanced lives and to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.  Across school, we teach children about how society is organised and governed and we ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We want children to understand their rights and responsibilities as an individual and show empathy and understanding to others. In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth by encouraging them to play a positive role in school life and the wider community and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Implementation

At Pocklington Junior School, we offer pupils a carefully planned programme using the 1 Decision scheme to teach PSHE and RSE.

The core of the programme is a series of documentaries and videos with alternative endings, which enable children to explore various topics in a safe, educational environment. The 1decision videos feature within their collection of over 70 on-screen lesson guides.

Please see the Parent/Carer Zone below for an introduction to the 1decision resources and how they can support your child’s personal development.

https://www.1decision.co.uk/resources/parent-carer-zone


Impact

Children leave our school with positive and caring relationships with themselves and their family, friends and peers, as well as a strong feeling of belonging in life. They have excellent knowledge of the idea of a healthy and safe lifestyle, independence and responsibility.

At Pocklington Junior School, children learn to adapt and empathise  whilst developing self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline to reach the highest standards of which they are capable. They understand and accept change and are able to reflect on its impact. As they progress through the school, they learn to understand and communicate within our ever developing world.

Just as importantly, they leave our school with a love of themselves and a desire to make positive contributions towards the wider world as they progress into their KS3 education.


Knowledge Organisers

The 1descision knowledge organisers (see links below) provide an overview of the information and key vocabulary that will be taught in each unit from Year 3 to Year 6 during PSHE and RSE (information is also included for year 1 and 2 however, as a Junior School this is not covered). These knowledge organisers are introduced to the children at the beginning of each module and are referred to throughout their learning to embed and consolidate key learning.

We encourage parents and carers to view the knowledge organisers so that you are aware of the topics being taught, the key information covered within each module and to view the key vocabulary and phrases used in the lessons.

Years 1 – 3

https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/ko-1-3-seperate-years.pdf

Years 4-6
https://schools.1decision.co.uk/images/How-It-Works/ko-4-6-seperate-years.pdf