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 PSHE in Our School

PSHE is most effectively taught through a 'spiral programme'.  This involves us organising our learning into a series of recurring themes each lasting half a term, which pupils experience every year.  This enables our pupils to expand key concepts and the key transferable skills are rehearsed and developed by our pupils.  The themes are listed below:

Term

SEAL Theme

PSHE Topic

1

New Beginnings

Safety

2

Getting on and Falling Out

Anti Bullying

3

Going for Goals

Healthy Lifestyles

4

Good to be Me

Economic well-being and being a responsible citizen of Britain.

5

Relationships

Drug and Tobacco Education.

6

Changes

Sex and Relationships Education.

 

Our Annual Anti-bullying and Friendship Week

 

As part of our work to develop all children’s social, emotional and behavioral skills, we hold special lessons and Worships during this week, when we think about how to make sure that no one gets bullied in our school and how we can all be a good friend to each other.  The work we have been doing goes hand in hand with our Friendship Gospel value for this half term and National Anti-Bullying Month which is in November. 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Look at our Health Week 2016...

Health Week 2016 Powerpoint 

Year 1 Health Week 

Year 5 Health Week 

How can we eat healthily?

Eat Well Plate 2016 

PSHE and SEAL lessons during the week will have a focus on helping children to develop the skills, understanding and confidence to recognise and act when they see or experience bullying. The lessons will be varied and involve the children in many fun activities linked to the anti-bullying theme and focusing on how to be a good friend. 

 

How to help your child if you are worried:

• Make time when your child is feeling relaxed and happy to talk about their school friendships, what they like to do in outdoor play, at lunchtime and so on.

• Watch out for signs of not wanting to go to school/setting, frequent headaches or tummy aches, and unexpected and unusual anger or tears.

• If your child tells you they are unhappy because someone is being unkind to them, listen carefully and make sure they understand that you care how they feel and take it seriously.

• Make sure that your child understands that there is nothing wrong with them and that you respect them for being brave enough to tell someone.

• Try not to suggest that your child becomes different from how they are, for example by being more assertive, or fighting back. They may feel that they are not good enough ‘as they are’ but this is not true. They need to know that it is the children doing the bullying who have to change their behaviour.

• Make an appointment to visit school. We will take your concerns seriously, listen to what you have to say, support and help your child and act within our anti-bullying policy. When we have found out about what has happened, we will tell you what we have found out and what we have done to help your child.

 

 

If you would like further advice, the following organisations offer a range of support:

 

Anti-bullying Network

Information sheets for young people, parents and school staff as well as information and links to relevant organisations.

www.antibullying.netBullying at School

Information for children and young people, advice for sisters, brothers, friends and families, school resources, links and research section, from SCRE (Scottish Centre for Research in Education).

www.scre.ac.uk/bully/

Bullying Online

Sections on advice for parents, pupils, teachers and youth workers, legal advice, school projects, problem page for children and young people, mobile

phone bullying, racist bullying, safety in cyberspace, help for bullies, tips, links, sample letters, anti-bullying policies, outside-school issues, advice from a governor, guidelines from National Association of Head Teachers and DfES.

Tel: 020 7378 1446

www.bullying.co.uk

Childline

24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Also teachers’ packs, quizzes, stories, information sheets, policy and campaign information.

Tel: 0800 1111

www.childline.org.uk

Don’t suffer in silence

DfES site on bullying with sections for pupils, teachers, parents and families; includes case studies, anti-bullying packs for schools, links to other sites.

www.dfes.gov.uk/bullying

Kidscape

Frequently asked questions on bullying for children and young people, information and training for parents and professionals, anti-bullying policies and related guidelines, peer support schemes, publications and links.

Tel: 0845 120 5204

W: www.kidscape.org.uk

Parentlineplus

Support for anyone parenting a child and for professionals, wide range of topics, training, information for children (7–11) and for young people (11–16), quiz, factsheets, leaflets, other publications, news.

www.parentlineplus.org.uk    

In this school we believe that bullying is unkind behaviour. It can include physical hurting and leaving people out as well as damaging people’s things and making fun of people.

We don’t allow unkind or cruel behaviour in our school. But not all unkind behaviour is bullying. The key characteristics that turn unkindness into bullying are:

• that it is repeated and goes on over time;

• that it is deliberate and not accidental;

• that it involves the person doing the bullying having some sort of power over the person experiencing the bullying – usually at your child’s age this power will come from being bigger, having a ‘gang’ of friends or having a toy or something that everybody wants to play with.

Children will often fall out with friends or say unkind things when they are angry.

We will be explaining to children that this is different from bullying.

We believe that most children both use and experience bullying behaviour at one time or another, and that all children can change their behaviour, with appropriate support.

Anti Bullying and Friendship Week 

 

The School Council reminded all the children in our school this week how to be good friends and that we are an Anti Bullying school because we must tell a trusted adult if we are feeling like we are being bullied. Everyone in our school is aiming to help each other to be good friends and Stars of the Week are being awarded all the time to children who demonstrate exceptional friendship skills.

 

 

Health Week Worship 2015 

 

Health Week:

Our annual Health Week in school, is always filled with lots of exciting workshops for the children all about keeping healthy, which enhances our on – going PSHE curriculum.   In 2015 the PTA kindly funded St John’s Ambulance to come into school to teach all the children in school different aspects of first aid, appropriate to their year group.  Year 6, were lucky enough to embark on a full day of first aid training where they learnt and practised many core skills for life.

Healthy Eating in Our School

Take a look at our powerpoint, which explains our healthy snack policy and how we encourage our children to make food choices based on the ‘Eatwell’ Plate.

Healthy Snacks Powerpoint

Other events planned were:

  •       Visits from the School Nurses, to teach us about various health related topics.
  •       Visits from the Dental Nurse to teach use about good oral hygiene.
  •       Sports Day to celebrate how fit and healthy we are and compete for our house teams.
  •       Parents First Aid Courses
  •       Sports Day for everyone.
  •       School Council Worship and competition about healthy snacks in school.

Fruit Kebab Sale by the School Council