Our PSHE curriculum is based on our three Golden Rules which are woven into everything we learn, share and do at Catherington Infant School.
Every week, one child from each class who shows our school values of LOVE, RESPECT and COURAGE is celebrated as the 'Star of the Week'.
The children learn about keeping happy and healthy with Harold the SCARF giraffe who features in many of their lessons throughout the year.
Remembrance Week is a chance for our children to learn about the sacrifices made by many to create a safe, happy world for us all to live in. We usually create a display of our learning for All Saints Church. Our children learn about the Lych-Gate Memorial and the lives of the Catherington men who died in WW1. This learning is reinforced through our history curriculum.
Every year we support Children in Need and teach the children the important difference between WANTING something and NEEDING it.
Children at Catherington receive statutory Relationships Education as part of our PSHE curriculum. Children are taught the correct anatomical names for body parts in an age and developmentally appropriate way. This is part of our Child Safeguarding responsibility and gives children the vocabulary to protect themselves and seek help if needed. Pantosaurus is a fun, engaging way to teach children that 'Privates are Private'. The NSPCC website has activities and games to play at home.
We use the NSPCC 'PANTOSAURUS' programme to teach children that 'PANTS are Private and how to say NO!
At Catherington Infant School, we teach the children about keeping themselves safe at home.
Dolphins class learn about hot irons, overloaded sockets and boiling pan handles with Fireman Sam. Turtles learn how to STOP, COVER, DROP and ROLL; Seahorses learn how dangerous wet hands and electricity can be.
Every term we teach the children the potential hazards of being online. We cover issues such as cyber-bullying, keeping personal information safe and using age-appropriate sites. Throughout our curriculum we reinforce how to get help if you feel that ‘butterflies in your tummy’ feeling when online.
For more information on how you can help at home, visit the “Think You Know” website.
We teach children how to keep themselves safe around water. This includes staying close to an adult, what the different flags mean and what to do if they get in difficulties on the beach.