We promote a secure understanding of social, personal and health education. We provide learning experiences that enable children to develop the necessary skills to participate in their local community and within the wider society. This involves holding a jobs fair for KS2 to inform them about different carer options and how to achieve this. For more information on how we promote British Values as a school please see our British Values website tab.
"Circle Time" is used for discussing themes and issues. Through this children are taught how to seek resolutions to problems and issues. We also explore themes related to PSHE in our daily assemblies.
Our school follows the Jigsaw Scheme of work, for more information on this scheme please follow the link below:
Please find our PSHE Overview for the academic year 2017-2018 attached below. Each of the core themes are covered through "puzzle pieces" in each unit of work. Children are able to discuss their ideas and reason in a friendly environment. We have been following this scheme of work since Term four and we are regularly reviewing its success. From September 2018, we will start with Term One and progress steadily through the range of core themes with each class
This is a very important part of our community here at Riverside. Every term one class goes out into our local community and has the opportunity to participate in activities beyond the classroom. Activities can include: presenting gifts to our neighbours such as daffodil bulbs, litter collecting, bag packing at Tesco, visiting a home for the elderly and much much more. Here at Riverside we love to interact with our wider community and show how we develop our children to become well rounded members of society. Photos of our Riverside Rangers outings are available on class pages and on our display board located inside school.
This part of the PSHE curriculum is taught to Year 5 and 6, with certain elements taught separately to boys and girls. It is taught using video programmes and children's questions are answered frankly and honestly with due consideration to the children's age and maturity. At all times the emphasis is on good morals and the value of family life. Parents can discuss any concerns with the Year 5 and 6 teachers if they wish.