Curriculum - PSHE
PSHE gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. PSHE is taught in dedicated lessons and also embedded in activities across the curriculum and assemblies.
Personal and Social Skills
Children are taught through role play, reflection and group discussion to develop self-awareness, empathy, self-management and social skills. Material is drawn from the primary national strategy for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL). Lessons are designed to help children manage changes at an age-appropriate level, deal with interpersonal issues such as falling out with friends and to set themselves aspirational goals.
Healthy eating is taught throughout school through PSHE, Science and Design Technology where children design and make their own healthy snack. Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables to school each day for breaktime.
Playtimes are designed to encourage healthy physical activity.
Relationships education is provided in Years 5 and 6 at an age-appropriate level. Girls and boys are taught separately through Walsall Health Services.
Children are given the chance to run their own fundraising sales at events such as the Summer Fayre. Children also help organise other events such as Macmillan coffee morning and Christmas Fayre.
This academic year, Pheasey Park Farm Primary School are once again proud to be participating in the A*STARS initiative that promotes sustainable travel and teaches children crucial Road Safety skills. In order to achieve the Bronze award, tasks will be completed by different year groups at various points throughout the school year.
During the Autumn term, all classes took part in a Travel Survey to establish how our pupils travel to school. 2CG also participated in an A*STARS campaign for 'Walk to School' Month in October. Congratulations to the Year 2 pupils who earned themselves a Bronze, Silver or Gold sticker for making active journeys to school!
In addition, pupils across the school participated in A*STARS lessons, focusing on themes 'Be Bright, Be Seen' and 'Cycling in the Curriculum'. Some great understanding was shown and children produced high-quality work.
Year 3 children also participated in 'Togo Nogo'. This programme consisted of classroom lessons and a practical outdoor session (led by Road Safety Tutors) based on crossing the road safely and being aware of hazards. Feedback from children and staff was extremely positive, and those who took part learned an invaluable life skill.
We will be organising more Road Safety Walks, quizzes, a 'Scooterbility' session, 'Bikeability' sessions and more throughout the year! Further information about these other A*STARS initiatives will be provided to parents/carers when relevant. If you have any queries, please speak to Miss N. Elsden or Miss K. Griffiths. Additional information about the initiatives is provided on the A*STARS website for Walsall - https://www.astarswalsall.co.uk/.