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Cranmere Primary and Nursery School

Life Skills

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Franklin D. Roosevelt

At Cranmere we believe that Lifeskills (PSHE) is a curriculum for life in modern Britain, equipping our children with the knowledge, understanding and skills to live healthy, informed, safe, productive and fulfilled lives in the world in which they find themselves. Adopting a whole school approach, we follow the Coram Scarf Scheme of Work, which has full and up to date coverage of the statutory DFE Relationships and Sex Education guidance and the Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing Guidance. The work we do in Lifeskills flows through all other curriculum areas and links directly with our core values. Through use of a spiral curriculum, we revisit objectives regularly both within an academic year and as a progression across year groups in an age appropriate manner, developing and embedding our children’s understanding and allowing them to build on their knowledge and understanding of themselves, their community and the wider world.

Through discreet Lifeskills lessons as well as through a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, our children are able to develop the building blocks that will help them to manage their lives both now and in the future. They are encouraged to develop their self-belief, to work collaboratively with others, to build relationships through kindness, respect and the valuing of differences and diversity, and to become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.