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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Nursery and Primary School

Live, Love, Learn.

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‘I like everything at Our Lady of Lourdes!’
Year 3 Pupil
‘We were extremely impressed with the school, the facilities and all of the staff.’
Parent
‘My son had a great time at the Christmas party today; he misses his teachers and friends so much that he wants to come into school tomorrow and it’s the holidays!’
Year 2 Pupil
'As always you go above and beyond.'
Parent
‘I love all my friends and the teachers at OLOL.’
Year 1 Pupil
‘We are all part of God’s family and need to be kind to each other.’
Year 2 Pupil

PSHE

PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH AND ECONOMIC (PSHE) EDUCATION

Our Mission
Live
Love
Learn

To enable all children to LIVE in and understand the ever changing world. To develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life effectively.

 

To LOVE themselves and others and to show respect for religious and moral values. To show an appreciation and tolerance of other groups, races, religions, ways of life and points of view, whatever their age, ability, background, gender or special need.

 

To strive to LEARN and be self-motivated to achieve their very best. To be independent and determined to reach their full potential.

 

Through the PSHE curriculum at OLOL, pupils develop the skills, attributes and knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life in modern Britain.

Pupils at OLOL are taught how to keep themselves safe. They participate in road safety workshops, cycling safety courses, drugs awareness workshops, e-safety week, Enterprise week and that is just to name a few.

Our weekly Collective Worship focuses on a range of topics which are linked to the Gospel Values. This ensures that the children at OLOL have time to think and reflect on how different issues impact on our world and how we can go forth to make it better.

 

The PSHE Curriculum

The PSHE curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes:

  • health and wellbeing,
  • relationships
  • living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

Curriculum Intent:

At OLOL the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our pupils will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future.

Our aim is to provide pupils with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. We aim to provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.  Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of TEAMWORK and seek leadership opportunities within the school gates and their local community.

Curriculum Implementation:

At OLOL, we teach PSHE through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum which is embedded across the school. We teach PSHE in a variety of ways;

  • All pupils learn PSHE through individually planned lessons, through cross-curricular links and through themed weeks.
  • Medium term planning is given to all staff which has been developed by PSHE lead in guidance with The PSHE Association to meet the needs of our pupils.
  • All year groups follow the ‘No Outsiders in our School’ Curriculum to teach them about equality and diversity at an age-appropriate level.
  • Visitors such as emergency services and the school nurse complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning.
  • Assemblies and themed weeks are planned to cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.

 

The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, SMSC and schools Key skills into the curriculum.

The spiral curriculum starts in our EYFS and follows the children through to Year 6. The distribution of the lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year such as Anti-bullying Week, Mental Health Awareness Week and World Environment Day just to name a few.
 

Our scheme of work uses open learning activities which suit the ethos of PSHE. All learning activities used allow opportunities for discussion and debate. Open learning activities provide an opportunity the children to develop their skills, knowledge and attitude. Never underestimate the impact of children debating or discussing- even practising using language or talking about feelings can help them develop key skills for the future.

 

Our PSHE lessons will involve class discussions and group activities.  Evidence of this work will be gathered into our class SMSC books and made available in class so children can look back and reflect on their learning. The focus of our PSHE lessons is based on the discussions and the children’s understanding of what is taught and not on the written aspects. 

Curriculum Impact:

We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults.

  • Children can approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.
  • From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.
  • From engagement with a variety of Educate and Celebrate texts, children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.
  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
  • Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
  • Children will become healthy and responsible members of society.
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Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

 

What Have We Been Up To....

Number Day ….

We all had a great time celebrating Number Day. We came in clothes with numbers on to support the NSPCC and had a super number assembly. Then completed lots of different number activities in our Year groups.

Road Safety Week...

This week we have been learning all about road safety. Mr Morris in and gave an assembly on how to stay safe crossing the roads and also in the car. We learnt a lot of things and now we know how to keep ourselves safe.

World Mental Health Day...

The PSHE Team would like to say a big thank you for all your support raising awareness of World Mental Health day. All the children enjoyed participating in discussions about our feelings and lots of relaxing activities.

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