PSHE Overview

How do we teach PSHE?
  • PSHE lessons provide opportunities to deepen the key British Value themes: Democracy, Rule of law, Individual Liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
  • We are a HeartSmart School - See LTP and MTP HeartSmart Overviews for more detail.
  • We have implemented a Zones of Regulation’ curriculum to teach our children to identify emotions in themselves and others and provide them with a bank of strategies to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing.
  • Important days/events/ assemblies are highlighted in green for whole school participation & increased awareness.
  • We use ‘Growing up with Yasmine and Tom’ to support the delivery of statutory Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSE) at Emscote.
  • We have recently introduced ‘Milo’s Money’ programme for KS1 to support teaching financial literacy as a curriculum focus.
  • Learning opportunities are categorised into the three Core themes taken from the PSHE Association PoS: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, Living in the Wider World.
At Emscote we use the HeartSmart Toolkit resource to build character, emotional health and resilience in our children. It is a creative way of enabling children to adopt a growth mind-set whilst learning about loving and accepting themselves as well as loving and responding well to others.
Boris, HeartSmart’s very own purpose-built Robot, provides a fun and interactive way for children to explore their hearts, the very thing that makes them unique.
Each half term the children learn about another principle which helps build upon their previous learning: 
Don’t Forget to Let Love In helps us grow in self compassion.
Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy is about working well with others, about being a good listener and understanding that life is more about we than me.
Don’t Rub it in, Rub it Out means choosing to forgive, everyone makes mistakes. Don’t demand perfection, instead celebrate progress, that’s what love does.
Fake is a Mistake is about having the courage to tell the truth when we need to but it’s also about knowing that we don’t have to pretend to be something or someone that we’re not because we’re enough as we are.
‘No Way Through’ isn’t True! Is understanding that there’s always a solution and if you believe that, you’ll find it, you’ll know what you need to do. That’s why hope is so important.