Curriculum Intent

At Carden Nursery and Primary School we recognize the importance of equipping our children with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their own lives now and in the future.  Our curriculum is designed to explicitly teach children about the importance of positive relationships and how to foster and maintain them, how to better understand and plan for our mental and physical welfare and to equip ourselves with a range of skills to support us both now and in the future.  We teach respect and support children to gain a positive sense of self, to value diversity and promote equality.  Our aim is to empower children; giving them the confidence to make positive, informed decisions about their own personal well-being.  Together we identify ways to support ourselves, our peers and work together to generate a collective understanding of what it means to be a responsible, proactive member of a community.

Our PSHE 'life skills' lessons are purposeful, interactive and inclusive; designed to teach the fundamental building blocks and characteristics which cultivate positive personal attributes and virtues in our students.  Learning is tailored to ensure all pupils are able to access the curriculum in a way pertinent to their individual needs and understanding.  Each child’s stage of development, level of understanding, protected characteristics and family circumstances are considered when planning to ensure an inclusive curriculum is provided to all.   

We underpin our taught curriculum in our daily practice through our whole school Core Values, Learning Journey skills, our weekly PSHE and celebration assemblies and our consistent expectation of respectful, considerate behaviour from staff and children alike. 

 Please click on the link below to see  our curriculum overview for each year group.  Key themes are built upon year on year, giving the children many opportunities to  revisit prior knowledge and understanding and to develop links across the different subject areas.  

Carden PSHE Curriculum Map