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Greenleaf Primary School

Greenleaf Primary

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PSHE

SEAL,  P4C and Circle Time

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives successfully. At Greenleaf, we use the Social, Emotional and Aspects of Learning programme, (SEAL).

PSHE (like Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural [SMSC] learning) is embedded throughout daily life at Greenleaf. We emphasise the 5Rs; readiness, responsibility, resilience, resourcefulness and reflectiveness. Through weekly sessions, children learn about themselves and each other, recognising and understanding feelings and managing relationships.  

The SEAL. curriculum is taught through six whole-school themes. Depending on the age of the children and tasks, classes may use a Circle Time approach or a P4C approach.

 The themes are:

Through exploring these concepts in a safe space, the children are able to learn together, explore ideas and develop skills which will they will carry with them for life!

PSHE is supplemented by our teaching of Philosophy 4 Children (P4C).

P4C is a way to open up children’s learning through enquiry and the exploration of ideas.  Children realise that they don’t always have to be right, have the opportunity to develop their thinking skills and gives all children value.  Children will: 

  • Learn to think before they speak and give reasons for what they say.
  • Value their views and the views of others.
  • Learn respect and negotiation.
  • Learn not to be fearful.

P4C is embedded throughout the curriculum, providing lots of ideas for creative writing, and creating an enquiring classroom, particular in subjects such as Science.  P4C impacts on personal skills, and behaviour in the playground, develops skills necessary for positions of responsibility (school council, yellow bibs etc), supports listening and reasoning skills and fosters independence.

For further information on our expectations for all children in PSHE by the time they leave Greenleaf, please click here.