At Wigton Moor everyone learns, everyone achieves and everyone matters! Our PSHE curriculum aims to equip children with essential skills for life; it intends to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. The PSHE curriculum supports the whole school ethos of respect for others and resilience in the face of challenges, underpinning the ethos of the Four C’s- care, courtesy, co-operation and common sense.
At Wigton Moor we follow the National Curriculum for PSHE. We support our teaching and learning through the use of You Me and PSHE. We believe a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum is an essential tool in preparing children for life in society now and in the future.The curriculum covers a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning, enabling children to develop their identity and self-esteem as confident, active members of society. The curriculum provides pupils with essential education on safeguarding issues, developing pupils awareness of how and when to ask for help and support. The themes are revisited across the Key Stages, enabling children to recall and build upon previous learning in an age appropriate manner. Key vocabulary is used and revisited across the year groups, ensuring pupils have the words to express their understanding and ask questions. Our no ceiling approach to differentiation ensures that more able and SEND pupils are supported and encouraged to develop their understanding in an appropriate way. Ground rules are revisited at the start of every lesson, allowing pupils to respond in a safe and supportive environment.
At Wigton Moor we measure impact across the PSHE curriculum. We use assessment for learning methods in every lesson to monitor understanding. Assessment opportunities ensure that children learn more and remember more. Pupil self assessment opportunities are a key part of our curriculum. We use the You, Me and PSHE pre-topic and self assessment activities to monitor understanding of the unit objectives, allowing teaching to meet the needs of the children. In Year 5 and 6 pupils are also given the opportunity to complete the My Health My School survey which informs future teaching.
Our pupils demonstrate a deeper understanding of the topics covered in a range of ways. Ultimately we measure the impact of the curriculum by our pupils' behaviour and attitudes towards themselves and others. Our assessment opportunities are continuous and ongoing! We take pride in our caring, supportive pupils who leave Wigton Moor informed about the world in which they live, prepared for the challenges and opportunities to come.
'We love this virtual collection of PSHE books to support our children's mental health and well being. These fantastic books support and enhance the PSHE learning in class. Many thanks to Parklands Primary School for sharing it with us!'
Please click on the link below to access the virtual library.