PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. It is an important and necessary part of a child’s education. The Department for Education recently developed a new curriculum which requires all primary schools (from September 2020) to teach Relationships and Health Education to their pupils.
At Herne Junior School, we use a scheme called ‘HeartSmart’ to deliver our lessons. Its aim is to build character, emotional heath and resilience in children, and its core principle is the importance of loving and accepting ourselves as well as loving and responding well to others. The scheme is split into 6 units which focus on different aspects of the curriculum:
(Term 1) Get HeartSmart: Learn what it is to be HeartSmart and how we can Power On to love ourselves and others well.
(Term 2) Don’t Forget to Let Love In: Learning how important, valued and loved we are
(Term 3) Too much Selfie Isn’t Healthy: Exploring the importance of others and how to love them well.
(Term 4) Don’t Rub It In, Rub It Out: Understanding how to process negative emotion and choose forgiveness to restore relationships.
(Term 5) Fake Is A Mistake: Unpacking how to bravely communicate truth and be proud of who we are.
(Term 6) ‘No Way Through,’ Isn’t True!: Knowing there is a way through every situation, no matter how impossible it may seem.