(Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE))
Built upon a strong foundation of personal well-being, our ethos of a safe and nurturing environment is created by a wealth of Personal, Social and Emotional aspects to learning which interweaves throughout Woodside. We focus on empathy to help our children to connect and ethics to instil a sense of social responsibility, in order for them to thrive as adults.
At the start of each week, Mindful Mondays draw on the five ways to well-being (Connect, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give and Be Active) so the children are emotionally prepared to engage in their learning. Picture News is shared with the children to raise awareness of current matters nationally and globally. Each week, news articles are linked to British Values and the UN Conventions of the Rights of a Child. Our Woodside Journalists from Year 6 also gather and report on local, national and global news.
Our PSHE curriculum (3D Dimensions) supports the teaching and learning of PSHE at Woodside. With the three core themes: Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. In addition to this, there are KS1 and KS2 lessons which age-appropriately address Extremism and Radicalisation (E&R) and in Upper KS2, there are lessons for Relationships and Sex Education and Substance Related Abuse.
At Woodside, we follow the Dudley SACRE 2013 RE Agreed syllabus for Religious Education. This enables children to explore a range of beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values and enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.