PHSCE

What pupils are learning about in PHSCE.
  Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Settling in. Sustainable Development Goals. Crime.
Autumn 2 Human Rights and Bullying. How are we the same and different? Your Shout – What interests you? The criminal justice system.
Spring 1 Look Good, Feel good (including a lesson on puberty). Drugs and Alcohol, and Sex and Relationships Education. Drugs Education.
Spring 2 Climate Change. Politics. E-twinning. Sex and Relationships Education.
Summer 1 Thinking of others. Money Matters. Global issues. Global Citizen.
Summer 2 Send my friend. Send My Friend. Money Matters. Send My Friend.

Learn about our e-Twinning project.

Campaigns we're involved with.

Send My Friend to School Campaign.

Each year in PHSCE pupils get involved in the ‘send my friend to school’ campaign. This engages pupils in a political campaign to encourage them to engage with world leaders and keep the message alive that all pupils in the world deserve the chance to be educated.
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World’s Largest Lesson.

Our pupils have been given the opportunity to participate in the World’s largest lesson which gave them the opportunity to learn about Sustainable Development Goals.
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Pupils were given the opportunity to vote on what is debated in a debate in the House of Commons.

This year a total of 978,216 young people from every corner of the country took part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot. The ballot decided what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on to be their campaign for in 2017. 

Citizenship Progression Grid.
  Emerging Developing Secure Advanced Mastery
Year 7 Pupil Describe how things might be improved through actions taken. Begin to recognise that all people have needs and wants and can identify the difference between the two. Begin to explore what is fair and unfair in different situations. Investigate issues and find answers to questions using different sources of information provided. Present ideas to others. Identify different kinds of rights and understand that rights can conflict. Begin to recognise some features of democracy and know that people have a say in what happens locally and nationally. Take part in decision-making activities with others on citizenship issues in ways that are familiar to you. Explore a range of sources to engage with topical and controversial issues. Identify different and opposing views and explain about what is fair and unfair in different situations. Explore issues and problems and begin to assess the impact of these for individuals and communities. Use what they find out to make informed contributions to debates. Begin to explain different ways in which people can participate in democracy through individual and collective actions and how change can be enacted in communities and wider society. Make informed contributions in debates. Discuss and debate topical and controversial issues including those where rights are in conflict and need to be balanced. Consider what is fair and unfair to different groups, and make reference to relevant national, European and international dimensions or issues. Use different methods of enquiry and sources of information to investigate issues and explore a range of viewpoints, drawing some conclusions. Communicate arguments clearly and give reasons. Show some knowledge of the way the political and justice systems in the UK work. Discuss and debate recent issues including those where rights are in conflict and need to be balanced. Show an awareness of the diversity of opinions on topical and controversial issues and describes some of the influences that shape those opinions. Explore and interpret different sources of information and begin to assess these for validity and bias. Develop informed arguments, taking account of diverse viewpoints and challenge assumptions or ideas. Use findings to present a persuasive case for a particular course of action and give reasons. Consider a range of scenarios (from local to global) where there are inequalities and explain how different kinds of rights need to be protected, supported and balanced. Work with other people by planning a course of action and negotiating roles.
Year 8 Pupil Describe how things might be improved through the actions that are taken. Begin to recognise that all people have needs and wants and can identify the difference between the two. Begin to explore what is fair and unfair in different situations. Investigate issues and find answers to questions using different sources of information provided. Present ideas to others. Identify different kinds of rights and understand that rights can conflict. Begin to recognise some features of democracy and know that people have a say in what happens locally and nationally. Take part in decision-making activities with others on citizenship issues in ways that are familiar to you. Explore a range of sources of information to engage with topical and controversial issues. Identify different and opposing views and explain about what is fair and unfair in different situations. Explore issues and problems and begin to assess the impact of these for individuals and communities. Use what they find out to make informed contributions to debates. Begin to explain different ways in which people can participate in democracy individually or collectively. Make informed contributions in debates. Work with others to plan and undertake a course of action to address significant citizenship issues. Discuss and debate topical and controversial issues including those where rights are in conflict and need to be balanced. Consider what is fair and unfair to different groups, and make reference to relevant national, European and international dimensions or issues. Use different methods of enquiry and sources of information to investigate issues and explore a range of viewpoints, drawing some conclusions. Communicate arguments clearly and give reasons. Show some knowledge of the operation of the political and justice systems in the UK. Discuss and debate recent issues including those where rights are in conflict and need to be balanced. Show an awareness of the diversity of opinions on topical and controversial issues and describes some of the influences that shape those opinions. Decide on appropriate research strategies and develop questions to investigate issues. Explore and interpret different sources of information and begin to assess these for validity and bias. Develop informed arguments, taking account of diverse viewpoints and challenge assumptions or ideas. Use findings to present a persuasive case for a particular course of action and give reasons. Consider a range of scenarios (from local to global) where there are inequalities and explain how different kinds of rights need to be protected, supported and balanced. Work with other people by planning a course of action and negotiating roles. Explore the origins of a range of opinions on topical and controversial issues. Question assumptions and own views as a result of informed debate and examination of relevant evidence. Argue persuasively and represent the views of others including those who disagree. Weigh up and assess the implications of situations where an individual’s or group’s rights and obligations are contested. Use a range of research strategies and sources of information with confidence.

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