PSHCE, SRE and Challenge Friday!

At Wilsden, we would like to provide our children with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face now and in the future.

Our SRE statement and objectives can be found below.

PSHCE Lessons

Years 1-6 have a discrete PSHCE lesson every week which lasts between 30mins and 1 hour.

In school we follow the SCARF curriculum. We believe that this ensures deep coverage of different aspects, it ties up to the PSHE Assocuation curriculum and provides a spiral curriculum. For true consistency, this curriculum is followed from Reception to Year 6. This also incorporates SRE.

In addition, Reception the children are demonstrating their PSED skills every day through play. Every week there is a ‘celebration circle’. This is where the children can share something or a ‘wow’ (something they are proud of) with the rest of the class.

Throughout the year the children will be learning to:

  • Try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They will be confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They will say when they do or don’t need help.
  • Talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.
  • Play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They will learn how to take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They will show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.


Challenge Fridays

Every child is allocated to a Challenge Time! group (mixed group of children from their key stage) which they will remain with throughout their key stage. The groups are linked to the House that the child is in. During the session, the children will each share their weekly challenge colours and be given the opportunity to support each other by providing advice and encouragement and also celebrate each other’s successes. There will also be a weekly challenge linked to a given aspect of school life or current affairs. The challenges are intended to provide a basis for discussion amongst the children and be very much child-led.

Challenge Time also links to our behaviour policy and any child who doesn’t reach “purple” in a half-term will be given a collectors badge. Five children who receive their badge will also win a prize. At the end of the year one child will win a bike!


Letter to parents 23rd January 2020

SRE Document