Curriculum Co-ordinator: Andrea Bright

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education is known as SHAPE at Saint Ronan’s. It is based on the ‘Primary National Strategy Excellence and Enjoyment: social and emotional aspects of learning’ and incorporates the five outcomes from ‘Every Child Matters’. Topics are introduced in assemblies to all year groups and during circle time in classes. Children have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings with their peers as teachers guide and support at a level appropriate and meaningful to the year group. The strong family atmosphere fostered within Saint Ronan’s is an ideal opportunity to investigate issues as they arise and become a concern to individuals and groups of children. It is important to revisit topics each year because, as children develop and mature, they have a greater understanding and ability to verbalise their emotions and thoughts.




Squirrels & Owls

New beginnings
Getting along together
Good food
Knowing myself
Recognising feelings
Looking after myself
Preparing for changes
Feeling safe

Otters & Badgers

New experiences
Thinking about others
Saying NO to bullying
Keeping fit
Getting motivated
Expressing feelings
Healthy eating
Working together
Managing changes
Keeping safe