The Canons

C.E Primary School

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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Curriculum and Home Learning

At The Canons C.E Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


We deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.


We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught regularly. Class teachers from all year groups have been provided with detailed planning from SCARF and PSHE Association to follow throughout the year. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of PSHE and RSE is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.


Children will become aware of how to stay safe and healthy. They will understand strategies to use when having negative thoughts and feelings or are feeling unsafe and know when to use these effectively. Children will understand how to be aware of theirs and their peers’ mental health and where they can go for support if this is necessary. Children will have a good understanding of how to stay safe online and what to do in situations where they feel unsafe. They will be aware of physical and mental changes throughout their lives. Taking a whole school approach to health and well-being is linked to pupils’ readiness to learn. Evidence obtained by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education can improve the physical and psychosocial well-being of pupils. A virtuous cycle can be achieved, whereby pupils with better health and well-being can achieve better academically, which in turn leads to greater success.


SEND Policy and Information Report

At The Canons CE Primary School all class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with support from the SENCo and Inclusion Team. We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.  Additional information on this can be found in in our SEND Policy and Information Report


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