Life Skills (PSHE)
At Westbury Infants, we aim for every child to have high self-esteem and be equipped to make a valuable contribution in later life.
Our PSHE curriculum, which we call Life Skills for our young children, brings together Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy and social skills in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
PSHE is taught and embedded through whole school assemblies, cross-curricular application and a weekly session in class. We use SCARF as our PSHE/RSE curriculum. The children enjoy regular visits from Harold the Giraffe and the Life Education Bus.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural) development opportunities are included across the PSHE curriculum where appropriate.
Class teachers also cover the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) content for their year group throughout the PSHE sessions, with the aim of ensuring that children understand the boundaries of healthy relationships.
Useful PSHE websites
It is really important to take some time to care for our mental health and wellbeing. These sites offer lots of opportunities to let off steam, take time out and have fun!
Cosmic Kids – Yoga, mindfulness and more! https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmpfb9q
These site offer lots of video clips and activities to help children cover all of our PSHE areas:
Health and Safety https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrttyrd
Global Citizenship. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbbkqt
PSHE Unplugged - activities to do without the internet