At Brookland Infant and Nursery School, he intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child. We strive to enable independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society.
Our PSHE curriculum has been devised with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their mental, social and physical development.
Children will be able to develop the skills to tackle the social, moral and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our descreet lessons as well as wider cross-curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. Children will also understand the importance of maintaining positive and healthy relationships with their friends and family. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We have joined the Hertfordshire Healthy Schools programme and have an action plan in place.
We are in the process of setting up a School Council. In the Spring term we decided to introduce ‘Class Lunches’. Once a week, a team of children will be selected to eat lunch in the classroom with their teacher and teaching assistant. The children are very excited about the new tablecloths and having responsibility for setting the table. The feedback from the first round of lunches was very positive and the children thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to share their lunch in a small group. All children will have the chance to participate at some point each term.
The whole school recently took part in a Healthy Living Workshop delivered by A-Life.