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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

PSHE / SMSC / British Values



As a nurture accredited school we place a high value on the development of every child’s emotional literacy and social skills. To support us with this we use a scheme of work called Jigsaw which is designed as a whole school approach. Jigsaw enables children to acquire the skills required of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic education curriculum and each lesson contains explicit links to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The scheme of work focuses on each of the following themes in the form of a rolling programme so each year it revisits them, looking at a different aspect in an age appropriate way:


Being Me In My World:

A sense of belonging; Welcoming others; Building the positive and nurturing ethos of the class/school; Being part of a school community, a wider community, a global community


Celebrating Difference:

Similarities and differences – diversity; Appearance, disability, racism, power, friendships, conflict; Accepting everyone’s right to ‘difference’, regardless of their circumstances or choices; What is ‘normal’?; Bullying – what it is and what it isn’t, including cyber and homophobic bullying


Dreams and Goals:

Hopes and dreams; Learning and personal strengths; Challenges – team work skills and tasks; Overcoming obstacles; Experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; Dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries; Dreams for the world.


Healthy Me:

Emotional health; relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress and Physical health; Eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, using medicines safely, being safe, first aid.



Families; Friendships; Love and Loss; Memories; Grief cycle; Pets and animals; Safeguarding and keeping safe; Cyber safety; Roles and responsibilities in families; Stereotypes; Communities; Wider communities.


Changing Me: Accepting change; Looking ahead; Moving/transition


Our school ethos of Reach for the Stars along with our values of being self-believers, team players, adventurous, resilient and successful underpin all we do at St Anne's Infants' School. Through these, the use of Jigsaw, assemblies and our curriculum, we are able to develop children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural education in conjunction with British Values which we believe are human values.


British Values


Democracy: Our school value of being a 'self-believer' ties in to this British Value in that it supports children in understanding that who they are matters and they have the right to their own opinions and ideas. It is promoted through our PSHE curriculum and assemblies where children learn about what it means to live in a fair society. They are provided with opportunities throughout the year to take part in the democratic process of voting for various reasons including to elect peers to represent them e.g. on the school council and eco-team.


Mutual Respect: Our school value of being a 'team-player' links to this British Value and this is explored through assemblies and through our positive relationships and behaviour policy. All staff and children are expected to show respect for one another and everything in school through our school rules. The PSHE curriculum develops children's understanding of how we are all different yet all equal. They continue this learning by considering how their behaviour towards others can affect people’s feelings. Open-ended learning opportunities, circle times and learning strategies such as talk partners encourage children to respect each other, be co-operative, collaborative and supportive.


Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:  In PSHE children have the opportunity to learn about their own identity, what makes them special and unique and how others might be different to them. Their knowledge of different faiths and beliefs is developed and the diversity and variety of faiths and cultures that are represented within our community are celebrated through RE, assemblies, stories and events.


Individual Liberty: In PSHE and other aspects of classroom and school life, children learn the importance of

working together towards a goal, being 'resilient' (another school value) and how it feels to share success with others. Again our school value of being a 'self-believer' supports children in exercising their individual liberty. Through our safeguarding practices and education, children learn about personal freedoms and how to exercise these safely.


Rule of Law: In PSHE children learn what it means to be safe. Through this and our safeguarding practices, children consider how we can keep ourselves and each other safe. Each class adheres to the school rules and the school values that underpin our behaviour policy. Additionally, the rule of law is explored through the establishment of a class charter at the beginning of each year; children learn that they have rights but also responsibilities. A strong emphasis is placed on everyone in school being responsible for the choices they make and the consequences of these choices.

The document below shows how our PSHE curriculum supports in safeguarding our children.
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