Weaving a personal, social and emotional journey at Brooklands Farm
At Brooklands Farm Primary School we weave our personal, social and emotional learning journey throughout a broad and balanced curriculum. We understand the importance of children developing the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary in order for them to manage their lives now and in the future. PSHE education helps pupils achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need later in life,
RSE is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum through a well-known, highly regarded scheme called The PHSE Cambridgeshire scheme. This was approved and agreed with a national safeguarding lead, who worked alongside our Personal, Social and Emotional lead to ensure that the curriculum met both the statutory and school’s needs.
Teachers are sensitive to the needs of individual pupils and are happy to discuss and personalise this provision.
In both Key Stage 1 and 2 we use the Cambridgeshire scheme to deliver well planned and sequential discrete PSHE lessons. The scheme has been adapted in order to revisit topics 3 times throughout their journey at Brooklands Farm. The themes are taught in a spiral curriculum, meaning that each year similar themes are revisited and are made more complex. At each stage our lessons are age appropriate and grow and focus on developmental learning. The discrete lessons are discussion based with appropriate activities to support. The learning environment created during these lessons is one where children feel comfortable to talk openly. Boundaries and expectations are set at the start of each unit and lesson.
As part of the personal curriculum, we use the SMSC targets throughout aspects of the curriculum. In some cases, these are embedded into teaching within areas of the curriculum as well as using these in circles, through target cards and whole school projects.
At Brooklands Farm we are proud to have relationships with local businesses and charities that support the work that we do in school. At Brooklands Farm we celebrate the diversity of our school by having whole school projects such as: Mental health week, Anti-Bullying days, Brookmas, Brookfest and Sports week.
At Brooklands Farm we firmly believe in providing a broad and balanced RSE (Relationships, health and sex education) curriculum for our pupils. Our curriculum has been designed so that it is age appropriate for each year group, for example, in Foundation the focus is on daily routines, keeping clean and families. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.
The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.
Before the RSE curriculum is taught, parents and carers are fully informed about the contents and how the sessions will be delivered.
If you wish to withdraw your child from SRE lessons please put this in writing to your child’s class teacher.
PSHE/RSE at Brooklands Farm:
- PSHE policy
- RSE policy https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EDh3K0wlF14whp8mPJ4Xa2M6JMePPrJjQjiy5kbn6Hk/edit?usp=sharing
- Progression across Brooklands Farm https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h7A4RFDMW0iSMEjGPWphKQ3u11I8SSIBNhKPe_8LypA/edit
- Whole School PSHE/RSE Long Term Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OgI4Uc2KhnVaz2h9ujKJGu6jN-7SallPJQ3BlntHHOw/edit?usp=sharing
- RSE Coverage https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_hbWs4FK9F3uvlhCRrpld1wdcknOpHLF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113882731828217909221&rtpof=true&sd=true
Guide for parents
September 2021 – Letter to parents: