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PSHE Subject Page

Welcome to the PHSE subject page for Bedgrove Infant School! Our PSHE curriculum is based on a deep understanding of these areas of learning:
Families and relationships, Health and wellbeing, Safety and the changing body, Citizenship, Economic wellbeing and Transition. We take a dive into these areas of learning through the Kapow PSHE Curriculum in relation to our children as individuals and as part of the different communities in and outside of our school environment.

Bedgrove Enhancements

Talk and Toast – Talk and Toast is accessed by all children in F1 and specific groups within F2, Y1 and Y2. It allows the opportunity for a calm and gentle start to the day where children can sit with an adult and their peers which having a drink and some toast. During the session the adult will check in with the children to see how they are feeling, how their morning has been. Talk and toast provides a quiet and safe space for children to talk, sometimes they may read a story or complete an activity to support their emotional literacy.

Calming Cats – Calming cats is a programme that will run through EYFS, the children will receive whole class sessions and some children will attend small group sessions too. It helps to facilitate conversations with children about their feelings, thoughts and behaviours, as well as offering coping strategies.

Calming Cats.pdf

ELSA – Within school, we have two Emotional Literacy Support Assistant who run weekly small group sessions. The ELSA develop and deliver individualised support programmes to meet the emotional needs of children within school.

Feelings board/ chart – Within EYFS each class will have either a feelings board or chart based on the calming cats check in thermometer. Children to have either their photo or name on a peg which they can move throughout the day to show how they are feeling. Adults to have a peg or photo too. Adults to check this and talk to the children about their feelings throughout the day. Both books within EYFS use colours that link to zones of regulation that the children will use in Y1 and Y2.

Key feelings text – Within EYFS each year group will have a key focus text that they regular use throughout the year to support and develop the children emotional literacy.

Play therapy – A trained therapist works with individual children during 1:1 and uses playtime to observe and gain insights into a child’s area of needs. The therapist can then help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. Some of the potential benefits of play therapy are: taking more responsibility for certain behaviours, developing coping strategies and creative problem-solving skills, self-respect, empathy and respect for others, alleviation of anxiety, learning to fully experience and express feelings, stronger social skills, stronger family relationships, Play therapy can also encourage use of language or improve fine and gross motor skills.

Six bricks therapy (EYFS) / Lego therapy (Y1&Y2) – Across the year groups small groups of children will participate in Brick therapy. Brick therapy is an intervention that supports students to engage in positive interactions with peers and adults. It is designed to excite and motivate children in the classroom to attain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in later life.

Zones of regulation – All Y1 and Y2 classes have a Zones of Regulation lesson where they explore what emotions put us in the blue, green, yellow and red zone. During these lessons the children will learn strategies to bring themselves back into the green zone.

Outdoor learning – Children across the school will access weekly outdoor learning session during these session the children will develop many skills to support their PSHE learning and development , such as building positive relationships, improving communication skills, encouraging emotional wellbeing as well as improving their capacity of learning.