At Tywardreath School, we want children to leave with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active and positive role in today’s society.

We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.

We have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, and promoting respect for our environment. Our core values of respect, resilience, compassion, curiosity, ambition and community drive our clear expectations for behaviour and foster personal development and character. We have an engaging and relevant PSHE programme which aims to nurture mental and physical health.

At Tywardreath school we have mapped out a well-planned VRE (values, relationships and the environment) curriculum.

When children leave Tywardreath, they will be able to:

• have confidence and respect in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others.

• have the skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe, in body and mind.

• have an attitude of a responsible global citizen.

• show tolerance of others beliefs, religions and life choices.

• build positive, respectful relationships with other people.

  • Appreciate the beauty and the diversity of the world and their duty to protect it.

Our RSE teaching benefits from the use of the Lifewise programme and the NSPCC. This curriculum has a focus on relationships, physical health, mental health well-being and safeguarding/keeping children safe with additional units on Sex education, drugs education and British values and FGM. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

In Reception we focus on families and friendships. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.

The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.

We aim to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, to provide them with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.

PSHE Overview Y1-6 Sequence of knowledge, skills and lessons (Year A)

PSHE Overview Y1-6 Sequence of knowledge, skills and lessons (Year B)