Relationship, Sex and Health Education at Homerswood Primary School enables pupils to learn about personal, social, moral and emotional development. It equips children and young people with the information, skills and values they need to have safe, respectful and enjoyable relationships and encourages mutually respectful relationships and empathy for others. It empowers them to take responsibility for their physical and mental wellbeing.
Our intent for the RSHE curriculum is for our pupils to grow up healthy, happy, safe and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. RSHE at Homerswood is a whole school approach and is inclusive of all pupils. Our curriculum aims to respond to the diversity of children’s cultures, faiths and family backgrounds. We have a commitment to ensure that our curriculum is relevant to all pupils and is taught in a way that is age appropriate.
At Homerswood School we follow a mindful and sequential RSHE scheme of work called Jigsaw, which is compliant with the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education for September 2020. It is structured into 6 half-termly puzzles (units), with the whole school studying different aspects of the unit at the same time.
The units are:
This half term, across the school, we will be covering the Being Me in My World unit. During RSHE lessons, children will think about being part of a class, their rights and responsibilities and understanding their feelings. After half term, we will cover the Celebrating Difference unit which includes celebrating similarities and differences, bullying and enjoying and respecting other cultures.