St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

PSHE

PSHE Vision Statement 

 

PSHE underpins life at St Edmund’s RC Primary School.

At St Edmund’s, we believe that nurturing happy and healthy children is central to all aspects of their learning and development.

We believe that our children should acquire the ability to make informed, healthy and moral choices in their lives and recognise that they should play a positive role in the school and their wider community.

We endeavour that our PSHE curriculum will help enable our children to become confident, independent members of society with an awareness of their rights and responsibilities as individuals and as part of a diverse society.

Our school were accredited with the Emotionally Friendly School award in May 2018 and we are extremely proud of achieving this award. 

If you would like to know more about the PSHE curriculum at St Edmund's, please arrange an appointment with your child's teacher or Mrs Hartley. 

Alternatively, statutory information is available by clicking on the links below. 

EYFS

In Nursery and Reception the children are constantly exploring the theme 'Being a good friend' during weekly circle time sessions. The children are learning lots of new vocabulary such as sharing, taking turns, being kind etc and then they are demonstrating these skills within our school environment. 

Key Stage 1 

Year 1 and 2 have been taking part in weekly circle time sessions. During this session they were discussing how it feels when someone does not listen to you. How we can show we are being a good listener and how we can improve on this, even when it is very difficult

Key Stage 2 

In Years 3 and 4 the children have explored the theme 'Free to be Me' During circle time sessions and teaching sessions they discussed what makes them all individuals. They then represented their ideas within their own individual books.  

 

Peer Massage 

At St Edmund's we are dedicated to devoting more time to children’s emotional well-being. As we are sure you’ll agree this is a huge part of making sure that all children are happy and healthy. Peer Massage is an inclusive programme of positive touch activities.

Children are shown very simple massages to follow. The clothed massage is extremely relaxing and enjoyable and children can choose if they take part or not. The children listen to relaxing music whilst taking part and the sessions are completed in each class at 1pm everyday. 

Weekly Circle Time

At St Edmund's we have a weekly 'Statement to Live By' which is our main PSHE focus for the week. This is introduced in our Monday morning assembly and displayed across the whole school and in each classroom. Each class takes part in a weekly circle time session and this session focuses on the statement to live by.  

Lego Therapy Club 

This is an intervention which is conducted across both key stage 1 and 2, three times a week for 30 minutes.  

This small group intervention helps to develop team building, self esteem, confidence as well as speaking and listening skills. 

The children have to take on a role, either as the builder, engineer or supplier to complete the model as a team. 

 

 

 

Happy To be Me Club 

Children from across the whole school were selected to attend a programme called ‘Happy to be me’ by Happy Secrets. The programme has been specifically designed to help children build and maintain their own self-esteem.

During the sessions the children made a new friend called ‘Cog’ who, just like all children, he sometimes found things difficult and could sometimes make silly mistakes.

Mrs Hartley and Mrs Yardley used stories, games, exercises, songs and most of all lots of FUN to help the children feel good about themselves. 

Bikeability 

Our key stage 2 children take part in Bikeabilty each year. This is a level 2 on-road cycle training course which is offered to Year 5 pupils. The course is designed to improve cycle control and the child are therefore encouraged to practise beforehand and continue to practise these skills after completing. 

The course includes skills and exercises firstly on the playground. This is then followed by basic manoeuvres on local roads for those who have reached the required standard of cycle control.