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PSHE in Action

At Brookland Infant and Nursery School, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) weaves its way into everything we do.

Our school motto is:


Be Kind, Grow Together, Learn Forever


This summarises our whole school ethos and underpins everything that we do at Brookland Infant School. This is enhanced by our 6 Brookland Values: Courage, Respect, Friendship, Tolerance, Honesty and Responsibility.


At Brookland Infant and Nursery school, we provide children with the knowledge and skills to ensure appropriate development of their emotional literacy and social skills. We create a positive culture around difference and diversity, equipping children with the vocabulary necessary to express and describe themselves (physically and emotionally) and their bodies, knowing the correct names for body parts and the importance of personal hygiene.


We want to ensure that children develop a sense of who they are and belonging within the community and own families. We encourage children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings as they happen, supporting them in finding strategies to manage their own thoughts and feelings so they can become more independent in regulating their emotions and building emotional resilience. Children leave our school as respectful citizens with the skills required to successfully live in today’s ever-changing world, enabling them to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.


Effective PSHE at Brookland Infant and Nursery School is essential to safeguard and equip children to deal with situations they might encounter throughout their lives and is the building block to the next steps in their school journey.


We teach PSHE in KS1 weekly using Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE.  It is a progressive and spiral scheme of learning which ensures that learning from previous years is revisited and extended, adding new concepts, knowledge and skills, year on year as appropriate. Lessons are taught sensitively and inclusively, respecting the backgrounds and beliefs of the children, families and staff members that make up our school community. PHSE is taught using a variety of active learning techniques including; drama, puppets, stories, circle time, debates, drawings/posters and songs.


In addition to the discrete teaching of PSHE in KS1, children across the whole school use the Zones of Regulations to help them to understand and explain how they are feeling and are encouraged to use a variety of tools to self-regulate themselves.


Our 6 Brookland Values: Courage, Respect, Friendship, Tolerance, Honesty and Responsibility are focused on each half term across the whole school and underpin the Assembly program. We believe these core values ensure children can make the most out of all experiences and are developed, demonstrated and celebrated in a variety of ways across the school.