About this curriculum

We believe that PSHE is an essential part of the children’s education in that it develops character. We intend to deliver a flexible but high-quality curriculum, tailored to the needs of the children and considering all elements of the personal development of the children. We support it encompassing many areas of the curriculum and so integrated teaching is encouraged. In addition, the school meets the new statutory teaching of RSE, and further details of coverage can be found in the school policy.

PSHE and RE are organised into three Key strands, Relationships Education, Health Education and Living in the Wider World. The majority of units are sequential and built upon annually, thus the knowledge accumulated is linear. We use a scheme called Jigsaw to support our delivery of PSHE. There are some units with Health Education that are repeated, though not annually, allowing for an age specific focus on first aid and adolescence for instance.  In addition, elements of the fundamental British Values have been built into this framework.  Our delivery is further supported by the use of school visitors and assemblies, with a structured PSHE assembly and a values driven assembly delivered every week.

Sequential curriculum

PSHE strands with declarative and procedural knowledge that deepens and broadens progressively each year. PSHE and social and emotional development throughout the following Jigsaw units of study:

  • Being in my world
  • Celebrating difference
  • Dreams and goals
  • Healthy me
  • Relationships
  • Changing me

Protected Characteristics

Throughout the curriculum, children are taught about the protected characteristics.

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

At Cockington Primary School, we actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos.

Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:

  • When you are in the workplace
  • When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college)
  • When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
  • When you use transport
  • When you join a club or association (for example, your local rugby club)
  • When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments

You can find out more about where there are taught throughout the curriculum by looking at the subject ladder for PSHE.

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A child from each class was chosen to take part in an art afternoon, to complete a project for the RNLI’s 200-year anniversary. Each child had to paint a small square of an image given to them, using acrylic paint. Once all 200 squares have been completed by various schools and colleagues across the area, they will form a photograph which has been taken by a Torbay lifeboat crew member. The final collage will be displayed for 6 months outside the Torbay Lifeboat station once it has been unveiled at the start of June.
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Our amazing performers featured at last week's Devon County Show 🤩
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As well as doing a fantastic show, the performing arts club enjoyed many other experiences at Devon County Show. Lambing is not for the squeamish...
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Here is a video of Performing Arts club performing at the Devon County Show today. What complete super stars! We're so proud of them.
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Performing Arts club are having a phenomenal time at the Devon County Show today! Their performance was amazing and their behaviour is perfect.
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Year 5 Boys Football Cockington A 3-2 Warberry A POTM : Freddie Goals: Alfie K, Leon and Marek This week, we welcomed Warberry to the wonderful Torre Valley North. This game was an insight as to what we can expect next year as our team consisted of Year 5 pupils. It started well with Alfie K scoring within the first few minutes. The visitors countered with an equaliser just before half time when they scored the rebounder after a great save from Leo. The boys were very keen to try to get the win at half time. Warberry gained the next goal through a deflected free kick - this only spurred the boys on even more. It was only a matter of time for us to equalise ourselves, and we did through Leon. He picked his head up, saw the keeper off his line and hit a great shot over the keeper into the top corner. Minutes left in the game; we got the winner! Marek continued his fine form in front of goal with a great strike through bodies. Freddie was named player of the match, playing in an unfamiliar role in centre-back. He won every header, looked very comfortable back there and was very commanding. Well Done Boys.
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Year 5/6 Boys Football Cockington B 1 - 1 Warberry B POTM - Dragos Goal: Alfie C Despite the weather, the boys were positive and spirits remained high throughout the whole game. We started off strong and gained an early goal through Alfie C. The boys continued to press on but couldn’t get the breathing space and we were pegged back level just before half time. As rain continued, every boy on the pitch gave their all but were stopped every time by a determined defence and a brilliant goalkeeper. Our player of the match, Dragos, played in defence, worked hard and was key for getting the team forward.
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Year 2 had a visit from Sophie Pierre from Montel Civil Engineering, the company carrying out the works at Torquay harbour. She talked to the classes about constructing bridges, how health and safety has changed and then challenged them to make a bridge using only paper! It was lots of fun and the children have new ideas for their final bridges now.
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Don't forget Parent Café next Wednesday, all welcome!
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This free information guide addresses school avoidance and offers some top tips for helping children and young people to overcome their anxiety.
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Some amazing bravery this afternoon at Berry Head!
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Some brave abseilers in Brixham this morning!
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Year 5/6 Boys Football Cockington A 3-0 Shiphay A Goals: Finley Alfie C Jack POTM: Roman - Made some great saves and deserved his clean sheet, making sure we was still in the game. Last Thursday we hosted Shiphay in the first game of the new season. After defeating them 2-1 previously the boys looked to make it another win. The first half was very slow and the boys struggled, thanks to Roman making some great saves and some good blocks from Leo, we went into half time 0-0. We woke up second half and Finley grabbed another goal, coolly slotting between the keepers legs. Alfie grabbed the second in pretty much identical fashion. Finally Captain Jack scored a lovely solo goal. Good start to the season. Well done boys.
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