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A nature and nurture approach to active learning

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

To help foster a child's PSED we provide children with the experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and of others; respect for others; social skills; and a positive disposition to learn as well as supporting a child's emotional well-being to help them to know themselves and what they can do.

 

These are the developmental aspects of PSED 

 

Self-confidence and self-awareness: children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

Managing feelings and behaviour: children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

Making relationships: children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

 

 

Picture 1 Playing cooperatively
Picture 2 Sharing a good story
Picture 3 Pouring out their own drinks for snack
Picture 4 Celebrating a birthday
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