PSHE and Citizenship

KS3 – Years 7 and 8

Year 7 Curriculum

3rd September 2019 – New Beginnings

Students will be given essential information about the year, including important dates and times, and a reminder of the school rules. They will reflect on what they are looking forward to about high school and get to know their Emmaus group.

10th October 2019 – The Law and Staying Safe

This session will focus on being respectful within the community. In particular, students will explore fire safety and anti-social behaviour.

8th November 2019 – Remembrance, Memories and Respect

Year seven will look at the story of Anne Frank and explore why it is important to remember the Holocaust. They will look at the importance of tolerance and respecting the beliefs and religions of others.

7th January 2020 – Personal Finances and Careers

Students will look at setting up bank accounts and explore the importance of keeping money safe, particularly online. This will include using contactless payments and in-game purchases.

11th February 2020 – E-safety

This will cover the basics of staying safe online, building on knowledge gained at Key Stage 2. This will cover the importance of protecting digital data and controlling your digital footprint.

5th March 2020 – Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience

Year seven will develop their emotional literacy skills to ensure the language they use is kind and respectful. They will also develop skills in self-awareness and self-esteem.

2nd April 2020 – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Students look at the importance of personal hygiene including protecting themselves from illnesses. This will include looking at dental and menstrual hygiene.

22nd May 2020 – Healthy Relationships

This will cover what a healthy relationship is and will look at different types of committed relationships. The session will be delivered through the Catholic ethos of the school and will support what students have learnt within RE lessons.

2nd July 2020 – Safety Day

The session will begin with a road safety talk from a Staffordshire County Council Road Safety Education Officer about the importance of being safe when travelling to and from school. Students will then explore this further in their Emmaus groups and will look at how to stay safe over the summer.

 

Year 8 Curriculum

3rd September 2019 – New Beginnings

Students will be given essential information about the year including important dates and times and a reminder of the school rules. They will reflect on what went well last year and how they will develop this year, with particular emphasis placed on the idea of respect.

10th October 2019 – The Law and Staying Safe

This session will focus on knife crime and gang related crimes. Resources for this are created with guidance from the police and the government.

8th November 2019 – Remembrance, Memories and Respect

Year eight will develop on the idea of stories from the Anne Frank session last year. In this session they will look at the importance of remembering veterans and look into caring for those in the community. This involves sending letters to local care homes.

7th January 2020 – Personal Finances and Careers

Students will look at the idea of fake news and what it means to be a savvy consumer. By the end of the sessions, students should have developed skills in being able to discern what information is trustworthy and what is biased in the media.

11th February 2020 – E-safety

This will develop on the knowledge of E-safety from last year’s session as well as work undertaken in ICT. Students will explore the power of online images, cyberbullying and what is considered correct behaviour online.

5th March 2020 – Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience

Year eight will look at what it means to be resilient. This will develop on the E-safety session from February to look at how online images affect body image and health.

2nd April 2020 – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Students look at what it means to have a healthy lifestyle. This includes exploring a healthy diet, the impact of exercise, and the importance of sleep. Students will also be encouraged to pursue extra-curricular interests as part of creating a healthy work/life balance.

22nd May 2020 – Healthy Relationships

This will build upon the year 7 session to enable students to spot the signs of an unhealthy or coercive relationship. This should support students to understand what bullying is and help them to find support if needed.

2nd July 2020 – Safety Day

The session will include a road safety talk from a Staffordshire County Council Road Safety Education Officer about the importance of safety in cars. This includes wearing a seatbelt and behaving appropriately. Linking to this, students will also develop understanding of basic first aid skills such as CPR and the recovery position.