Dog, Duck and Cat
We work closely with the Dog, Duck and Cat Trust which provides educational resources that enable schools to address safeguarding, building resilience, promote harm reduction and the prevention of incidents and accidents.
We use them in school at times, but you are also encouraged to use them at home with your children.
if you go onto the website you can choose a topic to discuss. Please read additional notes before reading the book with your child / allowing your child to read alone. The resources are mainly aimed at EYFS/KS1/Lower KS2 children.
Please enjoy sharing these resources - enjoyable stories with a serious meaning behind them.
PSHE at Brickhouse
What is PSHE?
PSHE stands for personal, social, health and economic development. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in PSHE. Our PSHE leader is Mrs H Debney. Relatiobships education is also an integral part of this area of learning. This academic year, new statutory guidance for all Primary and Secondary schools is being implemented. We will be contacting you about this in the spring term.
PSHE at Brickhouse
This academic year we are beginning to deliver our PSHE/RSE curriculum through a scheme called "Jigsaw".
Jigsaw splits the coverage into 6 pieces of the puzzle. Each piece is covered by each class at the same time so we can be consistent across the whole school in our discussions. The coverage of the jigsaw pieces ensures a broad and balanced coverage of statutory statements for RSE.
Our Jigsaw pieces are as follows:
Autumn 1 Being Me in My World
Autumn 2 Celebrating Differences
Spring 1 Dreams and Goals
Spring 2 Healthy Me
Summer 1 Relationships
Summer 2 Changing Me
A content overview can be seen above.
Every class has its own character, this is a cuddly Jigsaw piece which is kept in the classroom and used to support learning. Ask your child about their character!
Schools are now required to teach children about the fundamental British values.
Here at Brickhouse, we teach our children British values through our SMSC lessons and curriculum.
But what are 'British values' - according to Ofsted, 'fundamental British values' are:
What must be taught?
The advice here is basically the same for maintained schools ('state' schools) and independent schools (private schools, academies and free schools):
For PSHE we also have a number of themed weeks/days to cover the curriculum in a number of others ways, these include;
Health and safety week
Best of British day
EYFS seaside day
Religious celebrations, eg Nativity, Chinese New Year, Diwali etc.
We also have a number of themed event days:
Children in Need
Jeans for Genes
World Book Day
Christmas Jumper Day
What is the purpose of Family PSHE?
For parents/carers and school to work together to help children achieve their potential and be happy.
The Government asked children and parents what was important to them.
The answer they received was that children and parents/carers wanted five outcomes for children:
These are all areas covered in school which overlap with activities you can do with your children at home.
Should you have any questions please contact Mrs H Debney, Deputy Headteacher.