PSHE / PARSHA
Our intention is that, when children leave Brodetsky Primary School, they do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active role in today’s society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. Brodetsky Primary School wants the children to become healthy, independent and responsible and to feel able to address many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Underpinning these values are Tzedek – Integrity and respect, Chessed – Kindness, Mishpat – Respect and Rachamim – compassion and forgiveness.
PSHE is taught in partnership with our Parashah Curriculum on a weekly basis, specific to each year group. Each week the LK teacher will introduce the children in their class to the mitzvah (commandment) of the week through telling the story of the weekly Parashah. The Parashah is found in the Torah and is the section of the Torah that is read that week in Shul (Synagogue). The PSHE curriculum has been carefully considered and connected to that week’s mitzvah, bringing the PSHE and Parashah lessons together seamlessly. The focus of these will take place every Friday afternoon for the whole school and will be taught by the class teacher.
There are some areas of the PSHE curriculum which require stand-alone lessons or themed weeks due to their nature. These will be covered through the following focuses (specific aims for these will be sent out at appropriate times), examples of these include: Internet Safety Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Black History Month, Inside Out Day and Mental Health Awareness Week.
PSHE will be monitored by the PSHE leads deep diving into the subject via:
- Learning walks
- Checking planning
- Lesson observations
- Monitoring work on SEESAW, displays and books
- Completing pupil voice surveys
- Monitoring Critter coins and Pupil of the Week awards
We will also see the impact through the daily, weekly and Jewish festival assemblies.
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