Healthy Minds/PSHE (RSE)
"A healthy mind observes and questions itself. This is the path to inner peace and happiness. Don't believe everything you think"
- Vironika Tugaleva
At Bedgrove Junior School, our Healthy Minds curriculum is at the core of our PSHE curriculum which in turn enables us to inspire our children to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of society. We want to challenge and develop the ‘whole child’ intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually. Our Healthy Minds curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional well-being, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Weaving through the heart of Healthy Minds, are many principles of keeping safe and close links to SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural) and our British Values. We are all aware of the importance of Healthy Minds to ensure that Bedgrove Junior School is implementing the protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them to succeed as a positive role model in contributing to the school and the wider community.
Healthy Minds across Bedgrove:
Other useful documents for Healthy Minds:
Action For Happiness
Please follow the link to watch a video presentation on how the RSE curriculum is delivered at Bedgrove Junior School.
RSE Parent Presentation
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Dates for RSE lessons
LO = Learning objective
17th of June - LO:to explore the differences between males and females and to name the body parts
24th of June - LO: To consider touch and to know that a person has the right to say what they like and dislike
1st of July - LO: to explore different types of families and who to go to for help and support
10th of June - LO: Describe the main stages of the human lifecycle. Describe the body changes that happen when a child grows up. To identify some basic facts about puberty.
16th of June - LO: to explore how puberty is linked to reproduction.
23rd of June - To explore respect in a range of relationships and to discuss the characteristics of healthy relationships.
Week commencing the 27th of June - LO: to explore the emotional and physical changes occurring in puberty
Week commencing the 4th of July - LO: to understand male and female puberty changes in more detail
Week commencing the 11th of July - LO: to explore ways to get support during puberty.
13th of June
23rd of June
27th of June
28th of June
29th of June
We have RSE lessons from year 3 up to year 6 and follow the Christopher Winter Project (CWP) resource ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’. This programme reflects the recent developments in RSE and the Science National Curriculum and has been quality assured by the PSHE Association.
PSHE Association Training and Development Lead Jenny Barksfield says:
“We awarded the Christopher Winter Project’s ‘Teaching SRE with confidence in Primary Schools’ our quality mark as it achieves exactly what it says on the tin: it provides everything a Primary practitioner would need to be confident that the SRE they’re providing is comprehensive, balanced, developmental and in line with best practice in PSHE teaching and learning. The lessons incorporate a wide variety of learning activities and a range of assessment opportunities. The teacher’s guide is thorough and supportive.”
Within the resource there is an increased focus on safeguarding/keeping children safe. The resource also encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends. The resources in this scheme are age and developmentally appropriate, for example, in year 3, the importance of friendship relationships is discussed and how to have safe relationships.
The RSE programme is delivered during the summer term and we communicate with parents before the start date to fully inform parents and carers how the scheme will be delivered.
Need Extra Support?
If you would like extra support in speaking to your child about anything covered in our policy, please contact Mrs Makepeace (email@example.com) or Miss Gore (firstname.lastname@example.org).