PSHE and Citizenship
We at Morningside Primary strive for excellence in education by providing a safe, secure, caring family environment, where all are valued and respected as individuals, enabling them to reach their full potential.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship, promotes pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and well-being. It supports pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels. It helps them become informed, thoughtful and responsible individuals who are aware of their duties and rights. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen, which enables them to play an active and healthy part in the life of our school, their community and the world.
We follow the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHE, which has an integrated whole school approach. Each half term begins with a whole school assembly to introduce the theme. This is then reflected in each week’s focus value. Each class has a weekly PSHE session to explore these themes.This subject is taught mainly with various hands on activities, discussions, debates and circle time.
Autumn 1: Being me in my world
Autumn 2: Celebrating difference
Spring 1: Dream and goals
Spring 2: Healthy me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing me
Click on the link below to see an overview of the PSHE curriculum.
You can find out more about the JIGSAW PSHE scheme here: JIGSAW
We at Morningside aim to provide experiences that will have maximum impact on learning through developing confidence, encouraging an active role and developing good, respectful relationships. Teaching methods are designed to encourage sharing ideas as part of a group and listening and respecting the views of others.