ST PETER’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
At St. Peters, we believe that quality teaching of PSHE enables children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe as well as preparing them for life and work. The PSHE curriculum is explored through a range of activities. Every day, pupils take part in assemblies where we explore issues such as respect, diversity, tolerance and relationships which also helps pupils learn about British Values. Through lessons, we aim to educate and support children in making informed choices about healthy eating, fitness and their emotional and mental well-being. Children have an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and are taught about how to manage risk and stay safe. Our programme of study also supports the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development of the children.
Every term, we hold a ‘PSHE Day’ where we focus on:
- Relationships (Autumn)
- Living in the Wider World (Spring)
- Health and Wellbeing (Summer)
We follow a programme of study by Coram Education (SCARF), which facilitates the development of self-control, emotional awareness and interpersonal problem-solving skills for children. Children also take part in workshops throughout the year, for example, ‘Environmental Day, ‘Mental Health Day and ‘Safer Internet Day’, amongst others.
Towards the end of the year, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils take part in Sex and Relationships Education which is delivered by the LA Health Education Advisor. In the summer term, Year 6 pupils also have the opportunity to participate in workshops focused upon supporting their emotional well-being and their transition to secondary school.
Each year in summer term, we organise a ‘Health and Wellbeing Week’, where children take part in a number of workshops and classroom based activities to promote mental health and leading a healthy lifestyle. We invite many outside organisations to lead workshops, such as yoga and dance, as well as drama based activities based upon Health and Wellbeing.
In each year group, two children are selected to be part of the ‘School Council’. Regular meetings are held, where whole school concerns are discussed and initiatives to make St. Peters a better place are suggested by pupils. The school council also organises fundraising and whole school events.