At Smithdown Primary School, through our ethos of ‘Together We Grow’, we aim to develop the whole child to prepare them for the future. Through the teaching of PSHE, we believe in modelling key skills of sharing, turn taking and caring about and respecting others. The children learn the skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving well. They have opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. The children begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people. We also teach SRE in an age appropriate way that prepares children for the future. As members of a class and school community, they learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and behave in a supportive way. They begin to take an active part in the life of their school and its neighbourhood. As the children move into key stage two, they learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment. They also learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. This is achieved both indoors and in the outdoor environment through Forest School activities and placing high value on the role of parents in their children’s learning.
Pleas click on the links below to find out more about our PHSE curriculum.
We are currently consulting parents/carers on our Relationships, Health and Sex Education policy. This is in draft form at the moment whilst we consult with all members of the school community.
Please click here to read the draft policy.
Please click here to read the letter to parents/carers about the consultation.
We have been looking at nature for mental health awareness. Today we did a meditation on appreciating nature from @Headspace and then we wrote down how nature makes us feel and where our favourite places of nature are. Then we sketched them. #smithdownextra #smithdownpshe
For mental health week we introduced Yoga into our day. We learnt about our breathing & how it can help us feel calm #smithdowneyfs #smithdownextra #smithdownpshe
At lunch time we went into our edible garden to be in nature. We found some mushrooms growing and spoke about all the different ways to eat rhubarb. Great way to start our break. #smithdownpshe #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #mentalhealth
Today in our Milo’s Money @LifeSavers_edu lesson we thought about spending and saving. We decided through voting what we would buy now or save for from the list and then we talked to our partners about we would like to save for #smithdownpshe #smithdownmaths
We tried to identify what emotions different characters felt during different scenes of films. We held up our blue, green, yellow or red tiles depending on what zone we thought they were in. #smithdownpshe
We explored our @ZonesOfReg emotions a little more closely today. We sorted some of the emotion cards onto the right coloured zone and then we practised making those emotions using facial expressions #smithdownpshe
Milo’s Money has really helped us to give meaning to our learning. We loved reading the story of Milo and the choices he has with his pocket money. We can’t wait to see how he spends his money at the end of the story #smithdownmaths #smithdownpshe @SmithdownPrimY1
To remember the incredible work that Captain Tom did, we created our own ‘100’ things to do. We thought about how we can make an impact upon the people or environment around us. #captaintom100 #smithdownpshe
This week We played Zones of Regulation bingo today. It helped us to understand the different facial expressions we use to show all of our different emotions. This helped us identify the zones the different emotions belonged to #smithdownpshe