Ravenstone's PSHE (personal, social and health education) and Growth books 

At Ravenstone we are preparing our children for the future.

We believe that providing the best possible education for our children includes activities, lessons, experiences, discussions and projects that will prepare pupils to be able to thrive when they are adults.

The growth books the children undertake at Ravenstone will enable our children to understand what is right and wrong, to teach them how to stay safe in the world, to be able to show kindness to others while challenging discrimination and inequality. The ultimate aim is to ensure our children grow up to be able to contribute to society while becoming good co workers, friends, partners and parents themselves. 

Ravenstone's PSHE curriculum

During Key Stages 1 and 2, learners gradually build on the skills, attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years/Foundation Stage. Ravenstone's PSHE education offers learning opportunities and experiences which reflect the increasing independence and physical and social awareness of learners as they move through the school. They learn skills to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe. Our PSHE curriculum assists pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities and in turn, prepares them to be able to succeed in the future.

The curriculum is broken into three core aims outlined below;

1) Health and wellbeingArticle Image

2) Relationships

3) Living in the wider world

Each area will be taught throughout the school year and will be tailored for the age of the pupils. Each area will provide the pupils with the following objectives

Health and Wellbeing

1. what is meant by a healthy lifestyle

2. how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing

3. how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing

4. ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe

5. about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss

6. how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this

7. how to respond in an emergency

8. to identify different influences on health and wellbeing

Relationships

1. how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts

2. how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

3. how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse

4. how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help

5. how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

Living in the wider world

1. about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions

2. about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens

3. about different groups and communities

4. to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community

5. about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment

6. about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively

7. how money plays an important part in people’s lives

8. a basic understanding of enterprise.

Growth books:

Every child will be given their growth book from year 1 and it will travel with them throughout their time at the school. The books will be decorated with pictures from the child's home life; this could include baby pictures, family trips, hobbies or experiences that have stuck with them. The books themselves will be used to store a range of different lessons that the child will experience throughout their time at Ravenstone. Some examples are as followed;

  • Any work that is recorded from the weekly PSHE lesson (taken from the PSHE association scheme of work)
  • Any reflection opportunities such a piece of work around a trip recently taken place or sports day etc
  • Anything the child is particularly proud of or has achieved outside of school
  • Any notes or achievements the teacher is proud of and wants to record as personal/social development of the child

Planning for each year group 

Year 1 

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5 

Year 6

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