Archived PSHE curriculum Content 2019-2020
The Fire Brigade visited to tell us about their role and how we can keep ourselves safe in our homes.
In Early Years this term we have continued to improve our self-help skills and perseverance. Allowing children time to ‘get it right’ and more importantly find a solution. We have used the ‘Learning Pit’ lots to promote resilience. We have continued to respect our ‘Class Charter’. We have continued to feedback from family groups in circle time and emphasise the importance of listening to others. We discussed the rights people in history and characters were denied or denying others of ie. The Three Little Pigs, Wolf. We have listened to what the children want within their class and changed several areas to reflect this. We discussed Brexit and talked about being part of a group.
Year 1 explored the theme of ‘Ourselves’ learning about what we need as babies, toddlers, children and adults.
In Year 2 this half term our topic was ‘’Street Detectives’ where we looked at the local area including our houses and homes. We thought about people in the local area who help us around the community including the Police, Fire Brigade and the school crossing patrol. We visited Horden Park and discussed who maintains the park and why. We talked about caring for our local area for all to enjoy.
As part of our Greek topic Year 3 looked at different battles in Ancient Greece and we worked on resolving conflicts. We held a class debate about the Trojan war and what they would do if they were a citizen of Troy. The children decided that they would not bring the wooden horse inside the city walls. We have looked at the rights of Ancient Greek soldiers and the origins of democracy. The children looked at democracy in Ancient Greece and compared it to democracy in our country today.
As part of our Viking and Anglo-Saxon topic, Year 4 looked at whether the Anglo-Saxon children had the same rights that they have. As we discussed the Topic, children became very aware that they didn’t have the same expectations as children do in 2020.
This term Year 6 have been learning about children’s rights globally and historically. Pupils recognised the effect World War two had on people’s rights, especially those of children. The children have compared the lives of Jewish children before and during World War two and researched the dramatic effect the German Occupation had on their lives. We have discussed in detail the words prejudice and discrimination, and explained these terms to each other.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 took place on 3-9 February.
Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the week shined a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme was Find your Brave. Our Project Worker Rebecca hosted an assembly and each of the classes drew pictures and wrote about their brave.
Improving self-help skills and perseverance has been a focus within classes. Children understand the importance of listening to others and many debates have been happening around school. In year 5 children debated whether animals should be kept in zoos. Year 3 designed posters during anti bullying week with the theme ‘Change Starts with Us’.
Several classes have explored the rights of various people through history, for example living in a castle, Guy Fawkes and soldiers during war. Reception children explored the rights of story characters i.e. The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Year 6 received a visit from the School Nurse and learned about the benefits of quitting smoking. They designed ‘Smoking Cessation’ posters entering a local competition which was won by Kira!
In December all classes discussed what they would like to make for the Winter Enterprise event. Chef Sarah McCallister worked with several classes to discuss expenses, profit margins followed by making several items i.e. bath bombs, chocolate lollipops and smoothies ready to sell. Other classes made reindeer dust, biscuits and sweet treats. As a school we raised £353.00 which, the children are going to decide which good causes the money goes to.