The PSHE (Physical, Social, Health Education) curriculum at Telferscot is broad and varied. We have made sure that our curriculum fits around the children and their needs; it covers a range of topics which will enable children to build on their learning year after year.
PSHE is taught every week in class through lessons and circle time. At Telferscot we also subscribe to Votes for Schools which is an online platform where children can access current topics and discuss them as a class. PSHE accounts for at least an hour a week and more if the class teacher feels it is necessary.
All year groups start the school year in September with a Rights and Responsibilities topic which links to UNICEF children’s rights, this then feeds into learning about how to look after our environment. We finish the Autumn term with a unit on Money which teaches children where it comes from and how to manage it.
In the Spring and Summer terms children begin to focus on themselves, their health and wellbeing and positive relationships. There is a separate unit for Relationships and Sex Education which is taught in the Summer term.
We are a silver UNICEF Rights Respecting School which means children’s rights are taught through every topic, children are aware of their rights through classroom and whole school displays and we encourage them to become citizens of the world. Telferscot’s curriculum and it’s PSHE curriculum reflects this explicitly.
Votes for Schools
Every week, children in Key Stage 1 and 2 have a "Votes for Schools" lesson. In each lesson a different issue is discussed based on local, national or international current events. Children listen to different points of view and give their opinions in a vote at the end of the lesson. More information about Votes for Schools can be found at https://www.votesforschools.com/