Personal Social and Health Education
Subject Leader - Mrs Smith
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) holds a precious place within the schools ethos and is a subject that is delivered carefully in each class every week. PSHE begins straight away in the Early Years and is a prime area of learning. It is fundamental which supports the development of learning across all other areas.
PSHE provides the children with lots of opportunities for discussion, asking questions and working with each other. The children are very much encouraged and helped to develop the skills necessary to listen to and value the views of others. PSHE encourages the children to be independent learners by encouraging them to think and reflect about their own circumstances.
PSHE has a crucial role in supporting the children with everyday issues that the children may come across. Through careful planning and teaching we educate and support children which will help them make different decisions and choices in life.
At East Bergholt we are keen for the children to work with and get involved with people in the community. We invite different professionals from different backgrounds to come and talk to the children about their role and experiences.
As the children progress through the school more sensitive issues are addressed, in a way that meets the needs of the children in the East Bergholt area. Policies are in place for the teaching of drug and sex education.
We follow the Suffolk scheme for PSHE as a basis for our curriculum.
Sex and Relationships Education
Discreet units of sex and relationship education are taught to Years 5 and 6 building upon the earlier PSHE programme which deals with friendship, conflicts and family life. Issues and questions are dealt with in a sensitive and appropriate way. The lessons within years 5 and 6 are carefully planned and delivered using a range of approved resources, such as videos and books which are based on relationships and puberty. Some aspects are taught within the science curriculum. Parents of Year 5 children are invited to attend a parent information evening where the resources can be viewed. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the discrete units in Years 5 and 6 and this should be done in writing to the Headteacher.
Safer Internet Day- February 2020
As a School we spent the day learning about how to keep safe online with a particular focus on apps and online games. Each class took part in different activities to help illustrate their learning which were then shared, in a 'Safer Internet Day' assembly. Some classes had general peer discussions, made posters, drama based activities and one class even learnt a song, to help remind them how to keep safe online.
Anti-Bullying Week- November 2019
To raise awareness of anti-bullying week, each class spent some time talking about bullying and what bullying might look like. We also looked at different forms of bullying and the different contexts of bullying. Online bullying was explored and the importance of keeping safe, whilst playing different games and using different apps. At the end of the week, we held an anti-bullying week assembly which gave each class the opportunity to share what they had learnt with each other. A few examples of some of the activities that the children had completed included: Posters, drama and mind maps.
Year 5: How to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts- January 2019
Anti-Bullying Week- November 2018
PSHE EY and KS1- October 2018
Reception have been learning about how it is good to be different and how everyone is unique in different ways. They created themselves on a gingerbread man, followed by a circle time discussion.
Year one have been busy learning about 'People who help us' as part of their PSHE topic this term on 'Accidents and Illness'. They drew pictures about the different people they could think of that helps us.
Year 2 have also started off the year by thinking about how they are all unique and wrote sentences about what makes them unique. Their work formed a fantastic display in the KS1 corridor, feel free to have a look!
PSHE- KS2 October 2018
Today PC Porter came to visit KS1 to talk to them about road safety. Whilst she was here she also discussed what the Police do to help us and how they can help keep us safe. PC Porter showed the children all the equipment that she carries and what it is used for. The children had the opportunity to ask lots off questions and enjoyed dressing Mr Goddard up as a Policeman!