World Mental Health Day

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day. We regularly remind our children about ways to help yourself to relax, and tomorrow we are giving all of the children a reminder through 10 minute creative activity and 10 minute reading slots. These will be led by real life authors online and a new friend for our school from The National Literary Trust. Mrs Colquhoun and our reading buddies have got the library looking ghoulish for the sessions. We hope that the children will come home feeling relaxed, inspired and ready to read! Ask them how their day has gone when they get back.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year always falls on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, which begins the day after the first new moon appears between 21 January and 20 February each year. Celebrations often last over two weeks in China, and the festivities are marked by Chinese people and others from East Asia all across the globe. It is now mainly a non-religious (secular) festival, but it includes rituals and traditions from Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism as well as from ancient myths and folk stories.

Super Seven Stories

Four girls from y3 and Y4 managed to achieve their gold certificates for completing all three levels of our super learning power challenges for their year groups.

Well done Katelyn, Louisa, Klea and Macie. To do this, they have managed to be recognised three times over ( Bronze, Silver and Gold) for being Cooperative Cats, Brave Bears, Positive Penguins, Progress Pigs, Imaginative Iguanas, Curious Camels, Concentrating Clownfish and Perseverant Pugs. This really isn’t easy to do!

Buddy Bench Competition

Both class 7 and Reception took part in a competition a while ago. They had to think carefully about what it meant to be a good friends and then had to create a display to show what they thought.

Well, the people at Vision Education must have thought that our staff and children had some great ideas because they were awarded FIRST PLACE and will be given a fabulous buddy bench to put into their outside area. It will be a place for friends to sit together and talk and to listen to one another.

Congratulations to you all!!

Children’s Mental Health Week

We did a lot of thinking during Children’s Mental Health Week about being brave enough to express yourself as who you really are and not feeling pressured by other people. We talked about how people can look, speak, act differently to us, but that we should always be respectful to people and to feel proud of who we are ourselves. We were reminded that our behaviour, words and actions can really affect how someone feels about themselves.

On Friday, we held a Dress to Express Day, where everyone came to school in clothes that make them feel happy. Some people dressed up in costumes, some wore colours they like, others wore comfy pyjamas or joggers and someone even came dressed as a chocolate bar!

Being happy being you is so important. If someone makes you feel bad about yourself in any way, tell an adult you trust immediately so that they can help you sort it out.

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”



There are three core themes of primary school PSHE:

1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World: economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen.

Core theme: Health and Wellbeing

This area of PSHE teaches children:

  • What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • How to manage change, including puberty, transition and loss
  • How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing, and where to get help with this
  • How to respond in an emergency
  • To identify different influences on health and wellbeing

Pupils will learn things like the importance of personal hygiene; the physical differences between boys and girls; road safety, cycle safety and online safety; people who help us; how to talk about their feelings; and the benefits of physical activity.

This is just a snapshot of the many elements that the Health and Wellbeing core theme covers.

Core theme: Relationships

This theme includes:

  • How to develop and maintain a variety of relationships, within a range of social and cultural contexts
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within relationships
  • How to respond to risky or negative relationships, including bullying and abuse
  • How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • How to respect equality and diversity in relationships

Among other things, children will learn to recognise that their behaviour can affect other people; to listen to other people and work and play cooperatively; to identify special people in their lives (parents, siblings, friends) and how they should care for each other; what physical contact is acceptable; and what to do if they’re being bullied.

Core theme: Living in the Wider World

Through this theme, children learn:

  • About respect for themselves and others, and the importance of responsible actions and behaviour
  • About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and citizens
  • About different groups and communities
  • To respect equality and diversity, and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • About where money comes from, keeping it safe, and the importance of managing it effectively
  • The part that money plays in people’s lives
  • A basic understanding of enterprise

Some of the things your child will learn include how to make and follow group, class and school rules; what protects and harms the environment; how to make choices about spending or saving money; ways in which we are all unique and the things we have in common; about basic human rights; and to respect national, regional, religious and ethnic identities.

PSHE Curriculum

PSHE Curriculum Info…

PSHE Curriculum in Nursery