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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

The PSHCE Curriculum

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

“PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.” The PSHE Association

In September 2014, the DfE published a new National Curriculum. Whilst PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:

‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’
PSHE (like SMSC) is embedded throughout daily life at Easterside Academy. We model positive relationships, self image and communication skills with others in all our day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching skills explicitly in Circle Time and in P.S.H.E. lessons.
As part of our PSHE curriculum at Easterside Academy we use SEAL.

SEAL is a teaching programme (social and emotional aspects of learning), which helps the children in their personal, social and emotional development. It brings together work we have been teaching in our PSHE curriculum and each term we teach a topic across the whole school. These topics are:

  • New Beginnings- Sept/ Oct
  • Getting on and Falling out- Nov/ Dec
  • Going for Goals – Jan/ Feb
  • Good to be Me – Feb/Mar
  • Relationships -Apr/ May
  • Changes – June/ July

SEAL will help children to develop self-awareness, motivation, social skills and managing their feelings. These skills will help our children to become better learners, get on better with other people and be responsible citizens. They are part of every area of life.

Coverage of these areas, and our PSHE curriculum, alongside our ‘Life Skills’ already embedded here at Easterside Academy, aim to ensure that we produce well-rounded, happy and healthy children – ready for the wider world!

Latest News

Learning Outside the Classroom is Fun!

Last week Mr Elliott our Vice Chair of Governors came into school to speak to children from Reception to Year 6 about their learning outside the classroom at Easterside Academy. ...

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KS1 Open Morning – Moon Zoom!

On Tuesday this week nearly forty parents and family members came to work with their children for the morning in our hall.


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KS1 Open Morning

This morning we have had the second open morning of the week! This time for our Key Stage 1 parents and families. It has been so nice to see so ...

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Upcoming Events

Feb
19
Mon
Start Back – 2nd half of the Spring Term
Feb 19 @ 8:45 am
Feb
22
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
Feb 22 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

Yoga Bugs @ Easterside Academy
Feb 22 all-day

Reception children will take part in Yoga Bugs every Thursday. Please ensure they have their PE kit with them on these days and earrings are taken out if they have them.

Feb
23
Fri
KS1 Cultural Day – France @ Easterside Academy
Feb 23 all-day

Children in Year 1 and 2 will learn about the French culture today.

Year 3 and 4 Culture Day
Feb 23 all-day

Children in Year 3 and 4 will learn about the Norwegian Culture.

Year 5 and 6 Cultural day – Mexico
Feb 23 all-day

Children in Year 5 and 6 will learn about the Mexican Culture.