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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Learning for Life

Curriculum Intent

In Learning for Life lessons, children will be given the opportunity to develop life skills and personal qualities such as: resilience, empathy, negotiation, decision making, and critical thinking skills.

Curriculum Implementation

The curriculum is based on three core themes which are outlined by the PSHE Association: Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. 

Within these topic areas, children will learn about the importance of building positive relationships with others and how to look after both their bodies and their minds as they grow older. They will also deepen their understanding of different emotions that they may experience and explore appropriate ways to manage and express these. As part of Living in the Wider World, pupils will discuss how to recognise and manage potential dangers and risks they might encounter in life, how to save and look after their money, and where to go for help if needed.

Developing pupils' understanding of many aspects of life, these lessons will involve age-appropriate discussion, debate, role play and collaborative working.

Page last updated: 11/06/21