PSHE/RSE/British Values/Education in Virtue
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and its RSHE curriculum, aim to build on and complement the learning that has already started at home, in relation to moral values and attitudes, and awareness of society. We work in partnership with parents and carers, in developing children personally and emotionally and as young citizens. The skills knowledge and attitudes developed through a broad and holistic curriculum will enable young people to lead healthy, fulfilling, and meaningful lives, in which they grow and develop to their full potential.
At St. Josephs, we follow the Catholic Curriculum for stages EYFS through to KS2. This has been produced by the Catholic Education Service and has been recognised as a work of good practice by the Department of Education. It is structured around three core themes:
Created and loved by God
This theme explores the individual
Created to Love Others
This theme explores the individual’s relationship with others
Created to live in Community
This theme explores the individual relationships with the wider world
Within each theme there are the strands of:
Education in Virtue
In Theme 1- Created and Loved by God, the RSHE content topics are:
Me, My Body, and My Health
Emotional Well-Being and Attitudes
Life Cycles and Fertility
In Theme 2 – Created to Love Others, the RSHE content topics are:
Keeping Safe and People Who Can Help Me
In Theme 3 – Created to Live in Community, the RSHE content topics are:
Living in the Wider World
The curriculum is delivered in the form of half termly, whole school RSHE days, theme weeks, religious education lessons, whole school/KS/class collective worships, and through the delivery of the National Curriculum. We promote pupil voice through our School Council and encourage our young people to participate in society through volunteering, fundraising and Minnie Vinnies.
Children are encouraged to assess evidence, negotiate, make decisions, solve problems, work independently and in groups, and learn from each other.