RE & PHSCE
At Monkhouse Primary School, we celebrate and embrace individual faiths and all religions as a way of broadening our children’s cultural understanding and supporting the promotion of equality and individuality.
We teach Religious Education across school in line with the guidance from the North Tyneside RE syllabus, to ensure our children receive a varied and rich RE curriculum.
Through our RE curriculum, we aim to:
- Promote and encourage children to engage with their own and others beliefs and values in order develop respectful and positive attitudes towards diversity.
- Teach children to engage with life’s more complex questions and understand that different religions have different beliefs about the answers to these questions.
Within our RE curriculum, we aim to develop and nurture individuality, a sense of self worth and belief and a sense of belonging to a community of care.
PSHE is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education, linking very closely with our SMSC aims in which we strive to develop life long skills that the children can use to forge positive relationships with others, raise self esteem and enables our children to be proud of who they are.
Our Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking, thereby preparing pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.
Please look at our PSHE&C Topic Plan see what issues we discuss with our children across their school journey.