Life Skills

PSHEE Staff

Mrs A Farnan

Life Skills Co-ordinator, Leader of Student Support Year 8 and 9

Mr K Moore

Life Skills, Assistant Headteacher

Key Stage 3 - Yrs 7 - 9

Year 7

Module 1 – Personal identity: My life now and in the future
September – November
Aims of the unit – for all students
2.1 Friendship
  • To understand what qualities are needed to be a good friend
2.2 Conflict
  • To understand how to be resolve conflict
  • To understand the importance of compromise
2.3 Self esteem
  • To understand and recognise high self esteem and low self esteem  
2.4 Bullying
  • To be aware of the different forms of bullying
  • To understand the motivation behind bullying
  • To know how to deal with bullying
2.5 My life now
  • To reflect on the positive elements of our lives
2.6 My life in the future
  • To be able to set goals for the future
  • To have an understanding of opportunities available to us after leaving school

Module 2 – Healthy Lifestyles
November - January
Aims of the unit – for all students
1.1. Healthy lifestyles
  • To understand what being healthy can mean
  • To understand the importance of healthy routines in life
1.2 Healthy diet
  • To understand the benefits of a balanced healthy diet
  • To understand how an unbalanced diet can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle
1.3 Exercise
  • To understand the benefits of regular exercise
1.4 Emotional, mental and social health
  • To know how a range of factors can lead to a healthy or an unhealthy lifestyle
1.5 Risk and staying safe
  • To understand how the ability to access and manage risk is important to our safety
1.6 Personal hygiene
  • To recognise how and why hygiene is important to a healthy lifestyle

Year 8

Module 1 –Money and finance
September - November
Aims of the unit – for all students
1.1 Functions of money
  •  To understand the functions and uses of money
1.2 How to be enterprising
  • To know what is meant by ‘enterprise’ and ‘employability’
  • To have an understanding of how the skills they have would be useful to employers
1.3 Financial decisions and risk
  • To understand dilemmas I may face with the use of money
  • To have learned how to manage money and finances effectively
  • To  understand how to manage risk
  • To understand how to prioritise my finances
1.4 Career choices
  • To understand the term ‘career’
1.5 Disposable income
  • To understand the term ‘disposable income’
1.6 Personal banking
  • To know how to write a cheque
  • To be able to read a bank statement effectively

Module 2 – Coping with change, puberty and sexual activity
November – January
Aims of the unit – for all students
1.1 Growing up
  • To understand the changes that occur as part of growing up
1.2 Boys and girls at puberty
  • To be aware of the changes that happen to both boys and girls during puberty
1.3 How to cope with change
  • To understand how to cope with change
1.4 Sexual activity
  • To be aware how factors can influence first time sex

Year 7 and Year 8 PSHE
Resources
Books
  • PSHE Education Book 1     Lesley de Meza    2008         Hodder Education
  • PSHE Education Book 2     Lesley de Meza    2009         Hodder Education
  • Inspirational ideas PSHE and Citizenship Molly Potter 2008 A and C Black
  • 4boys 4girls Talking with young people about sex and relationships fpa Comic Company 2009

Websites
Healthy lifestyles
  • www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
  • www.eatwell.gov.uk
  • www.nhs.uk/Livewell
  • www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_living/your_plan
  • www.teenagehealthfreak.com
  • www.nhs.uk/change4life
Money and finance
  • www.pfeg.org
  • www.moneymadeclear.org.uk
  • www.moneymatterstome.com
  • www.financialglossary.com

How you can help

  • Discuss PSHE lessons with students
  • Encourage students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in PSHE lessons at home
  • Check homework diary to see if any homework has been set
  • Ensure students have the appropriate equipment for the lesson

Equipment needed

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Ruler

Assessment

  • Students are not examined in PSHE and are not given a National Curriculum level
  • Assessment will take place through set tasks and challenges throughout each unit
  • Assessment will take place through self assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment
  • Assessment tasks will include group presentations, contributions to class discussions, small projects and written assignments
  • For each unit students will be assessed against set criteria using the following phrases ‘working towards’ ‘achieving’ ‘working beyond’ ‘outstanding performance’.

Year 9

During PSHE in year 9 students’ work towards an ASDAN qualification in Personal and Social Development (PSD), the qualification is completed in year 10.
The PSD qualification is delivered at two different levels –

ENTRY LEVEL 3 – (Year 9 Set 3)
LEVEL 2 – (Year 9 Sets 1, 2a and 2B)

Module 1 – Managing Social Relationships
Aims of the unit – for all students

  • To understand how to interact with others in social situations
  • To demonstrate how to interact with others in a range of social situations

Resources

  • PSD Student book
  • www.unicef.org.uk/tz/resources
  • www.thesite.org


Module 2 – Community Action
Aims of the unit – for all students to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role that community groups play
  • Demonstrate their involvement in community activities

Resources

  • PSD Student book
  • www.communtities.gov.uk
  • www.jrf.org.uk

Module 3 – Healthy Living
Aims of the unit – for all students

  • Understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Demonstrate the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Demonstrate how they contribute to their own healthy lifestyle
  • Review the activities undertaken to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Resources

  • PSD student book
  • www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
  • www.eatwell.gov.uk
  • www.nhs.uk/Livewell
  • www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_living/your_plan
  • www.teenagehealthfreak.com
  • www.nhs.uk/change4life
  • www.alcoholsupport.co.uk
  • www.homeoffice.gov.uk/drugs
  • www.handbag.com
  • www.talktofrank.com

Module 4 – Your money in the future
Aims of the unit – for all students to

  • Understand the benefits of saving
  • Understand the impact of major life decisions on finance
  • Understand how decisions about managing their money affects longer term financial security

Resources

  • PSD Student book
  • www.pfeg.org
  • www.moneymadeclear.org.uk
  • www.moneymatterstome.com
  • www.financialglossary.com


How you can help

  • Read through the PSD student book with students
  • Help students to keep their portfolio of evidence organised
  • Assist students to complete the challenges set
  • Discuss PSHE lessons with students
  • Encourage students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in PSHE lessons at home
  • Check homework diary to see if any homework has been set
  • Ensure students have the appropriate equipment for the lesson

Equipment needed

  • PSD student book
  • Portfolio of evidence folder (given out at school)
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Ruler

Assessment
Assessment for the PSD qualification will include the completion of set challenges to achieve a set assessment criteria
Evidence must be compiled and kept in a ‘portfolio of evidence’
Evidence may include the following –

  • Activity logs
  • Scripts for role plays
  • Diary entries
  • Spider diagrams
  • Posters
  • Action plans
  • Booklets
  • Interview question and answers
  • Power point slides
  • Witness statements

Key Stage 4