PSHCE Curriculum Mapplewell Primary

Intent - Knowledge, skills and the National Curriculum

Challenging, Exciting, Enjoyable and Relevant

Our approach to the PSHCE curriculum ensures that it is most often taught discretely outside of topic time to ensure depth and rigour, however there are times where PSHCE is taught through the wider curriculum as some topics often touch upon PSHCE themes. The PSHCE curriculum has been developed from the National Curriculum, which ensures it supports pupils' spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. We feel it is important that it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

The HCAT progressive documents support the progression of knowledge and skills a child should learn and how these are built upon over time.

Implementation - Accelerated Learning
Building Progressively on Skills Taught

The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.

A customised curriculum which meets both the academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils is fundamental to our school ethos and vision, particularly PSHCE.

Impact - Summative and Formative Assessment

Knowing More and Remembering More

Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables teachers to make flexible adaptions to their planned teaching. Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities, adult support, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils and questioning skills.

As a school, we believe that reflection time is an important step in pupil learning and progress. We ensure that our pupils are given time to reflect upon their learning. Reflection helps us to recognise what and how we have learned and what we need to focus on in the future. Reflection should be about valuing and encouraging pupil involvement – getting them to share ideas, listen to each other and develop the confidence to join in.

Our Progressive Skills Curriculum


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