R.E. AND P.S.H.E.

 

At Gilbrook School we aim to provide a stimulating education that provides children with the opportunities to discover and develop their own values and beliefs.

 

Personal Social Health and Economic Education

Our PSHE curriculum aims to inspire children to learn about themselves and form their own life views and opinions.

At Gilbrook we place a high priority on the physical and mental well being of each and every pupil. It is our belief thatif we can improve a child’s physical and mental wellbeing then the academic learning will improve naturally.

We have a positive relationship with the wider community and we regularly have visitors to discuss and enhance the children’s understanding of the wider world and life in modern Britain. British Values plays a significant role in our school and children have a fundamental understanding of what it is to be British.Using an imaginative and creative approach our pupils are encouraged to develop and use a range of social skills through a variety of activities and opportunities. It is our aim to encouragethe children to discuss moral and ethical issues, understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others.

Through weekly PSHE lessons, which are further supported by supported by individual interventions throughout the day, children have the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

Our PSHE curriculum covers the following topics for both KS1 and 2;

These are delivered through lessons and activities that are emotionally and appropriate way;

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Physical Health – Including healthy lifestyles and first aid.
  • Healthy Relationships – including understanding consent and online safety.
  • Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) – tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils.
  • The wider Community – Including Children understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
  • Families and friendships
  • Safe relationships
  • Respecting ourselves and others
  • Belonging to a community
  • Media literacy and
  • digital resilience
  • Money and work
  • Physical health
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Growing and changing
  • Keeping safe

Current KPI’s

  • I can explain how to be a positive member of my community.
  • I can call 999 and know what to say and do in an emergency.
  • I can express how I am feeling and why I behave in certain ways.
  • I can stay safe online.
  • I know the importance of personal hygiene.
  • I can discuss why it is important to exercise.
  • I can group foods that are healthy and unhealthy and explain the dangers of an unhealthy diet.
  • I can explain the changes my body makes during puberty. (Year 6)

Religious Education 

At Gilbrook we celebrate and accept our differences. Children engage with a range of opportunities to learn about and respect their own and other cultures and beliefs. We follow the Wirral Scheme of Work which allows the children to learn about a range of faiths (Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Islam and Humanism) as well as the wider world and global issues such as Fairtrade, our planet, Harvest, making choices in the community, helping others and learning about special people and places.

As well as delivering inspiring and creative lessons, children have the opportunity to engage with visitors from different faiths and identify with members of the community from different cultures and beliefs. These interactions develop the child’s understanding and how to show respect for different cultures, faiths, genders and disabilities, as well as the wider world and global issues such as Fairtrade. This helps the children in making choices in their community, how they can help others and learning about special people and places.

To ensure all children have the opportunity to engage with as much of the RE curriculum it is delivered on a three year rolling program;

 

Gilbrook School R.E. three year plan.

Key Stage 1
Christianity – One other religion
Every year –

  •   Making Sense of Life’s Experiences – Stories about Jesus’s life. A story about Jesus’s life not linked to a celebration. (Loaves and Fishes for example.)
  • Words and beyond – How do christians  celebrate – Christmas, Easter and one other from Baptism or Marriage.
1st Year The Big Picture Jesus is a special person and why?  Hinduism –

  • Words and Beyond – Diwali
  • A good Life – Respect for other people and living things. (Community)
2nd Year A Good Life – Explore why Christians believe everyone is important and equal. Islam

  • Continuity, Change and Diversity –  How do Muslims worship, Prayers, the Quran.
  • A good Life – Feeding the poor, respect for teachers, elders etc… (Community)
3rd Year Continuity, Change and Diversity  – How do Christians worship – Prayers, reading the Bible etc… Judaism

  • Words and Beyond – Hanukah.
  • Continuity, Change and Diversity –  How do Jews worship, Prayers, the Torah.

 

Key Stage 2
Christianity – One other religion
Every year –

  • Making Sense of Life’s Experiences – Stories about Jesus’s life. A story about Jesus’s life not linked to a celebration. (Loaves and Fishes for example.)
  • Words and beyond – How do christians  celebrate – Christmas, Easter and one other from Baptism or Marriage.
1st Year A Good Life  – The Ten Commandments. What are they and how do these effect a Christians life? Buddhism

  • Making Sense of Lifes  – Stories about Gotama Buddha (pick one of the choices.)
  • A Good Life – How do Buddhists help their community?
  • Continuity, Change and Diversity – Symbols of Buddhism – Monk’s Robes, Bald head, beads.
2nd Year The Big Picture – How did the World come in to existence? Compare Christian and Scientific views. Humanism.

  • The Big Picture – What do Humanists believe in? A God? Science?
  • A Good Life – Explore the Humanist belief that our actions effect others and what would happen if we all behaved the same way – Good or Bad.
  • Continuity, Change and Diversity – Why do Humanists think happinass is a worthwhile goal?
3rd Year Continuity, Change and Diversity – Personal events including; Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation. Sikhism

  • Making Sense of Lifes  – Experiences -Stories about Guru Nanak.
  • Community, Culture and Power – How people treat each other….
  • Continuity, Change and Diversity  -The Five K’s.

 

 

Current KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)

 

Key stage one

 

  • I can recall some key events in a story about Jesus.
  • I can describe why and how Christians celebrate Harvest.
  • I can investigate the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Christianity.
  • I can compare Christmas to the Hindu festival of Diwali

 

Key Stage two

  • I can recall a story about Jesus.
  • Can compare and identify similarities and differences between Christianity and Hinduism.
  • I can describe how and why a Christian is baptised.
  • I can explain the importance of the Ten Commandments.
  • What are they and how do these affect a Christian’s life?