Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
It deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities, and engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes.
The curriculum encourages childrens' personal, learning and thinking skills to enable all young people to become:
� successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
� confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
� responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
The PSHE curriculum comprises of 3 Core Themes of learning. These are followed in across all year groups and adapted accordingly:
Core Theme 1: Health and well-being
Pupils will be taught:
1. what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
2. how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
3. how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
4. ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
5. about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
6. how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
7. how to respond in an emergency
8. to identify different influences on health and wellbeing
Core Theme 2: Relationships
Pupils will be taught:
1. how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
2. how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
3. how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
4. how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
5. how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.
Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world – Economic well-being and being a responsible citizen
Pupils will be taught:
1. about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
2. about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
3. about different groups and communities
4. to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
5. about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
6. about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
7. how money plays an important part in people’s lives
8. a basic understanding of enterprise.
Our school’s Christian values, respect, honesty, friendship, tolerance, perseverance and enjoyment underpin all aspects of school life. We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils and so bullying of any kind is unacceptable. If bullying does occur, all pupils know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.
In November each year we focus on the theme of Anti-bullying. Children’s work and activities centre around this theme and we have a number of events, workshops and theatre groups visit Chorlton CofE to reinforce the message.
As part of our efforts to maintain our 'Healthy School' status, we started our first cooking club this term. We wanted to help develop our children’s knowledge of healthy foods by teaching them ways to cook healthily, so, along with our skilled cook, Sue, they had a busy 5 weeks of fun. From fruit salad to fajitas, the Year 6 children cooked up a storm!
The next club will begin after February half term,
Anti- Bullying Week 2016
Our school is taking part in Anti-Bullying Week this term between Monday 14th–Friday 18th November 2016. Anti-Bullying Week helps schools across England to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘Power for Good’. It is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and they have set the following key aims: • To support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible. • To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying. • To encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.
We had a busy week this year again with our Anti-Bullying campaign. The school council presented a fantastic workshop to parents on we can all work together to prevent it bullying. They worked with Manchester Healthy Schools to create their presentation and the audience were really impressed!
Everyone took part in blue Monday again this year, and the children spent the week doing great work in lessons on the 'Power For Good theme'.
Anti-Bullying Week 2015
We kicked off our campaign by holding 'Blue Monday'. Statistics show that children are more likely to experience bullying on a Monday, so all the children wore blue to raise awareness of this. We then held a number of exciting activities throughout the week, including an anti-bullying workshop and an assembly sketch performed by our Year 5 children. We focused on how we can build positive relationships too, and how to manage conflict using gentle methods of communication.