At Chopwell Primary School, we believe that PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to be confident, healthy, accepting and independent citizens. Pupils’ personal, social and emotional development can be encouraged by a supportive school ethos, where all are valued and encouraged, positive relationships are seen as important and there is a safe and secure school environment which is conducive to learning. Themed days and continuous high quality teaching will promote and enrich the experiences children have in PSHE.
Please see our equality page for equality information and some of the great equality work we do in PSHCE and the wider curriculum.
For World Mental Health Day, we took Year 6 to Gibside to learn about what Mental Health is and how we can ensure we take care of our mental health just like our physical health. We took part in meditation, mood and drawing workshops.
The Anti Bullying Ambassadors have started running a friendship club each Wednesday lunchtime. The Ambassadors felt it was important for all children to have the opportunity to make new friends from different classes.
Our mini police are role models for the younger children- we're very lucky to take part in such a brilliant initiative.
Thank you for all the generous donations for Operation Christmas Child and a special mention to our school councillors who have spent their lunchtimes sorting and labelling boxes.
Our Mini Police squad received their uniforms and Lanyards today - I'm sure you'll agree they looked so smart. We also had a couple of special visitors from the dogs section.
The children have been looking at feelings this half term in PSHE. This week they looked at their worries. They were encouraged to write down their worry, say it out loud, think about how they could solve their worry, scrumple the worry up and throw it in the bin. The children said they felt much better!
Y3 have been looking at caring for the environment in PSHE. They went for a walk in their local community to look at some of the flowers they planted just after Christmas. They were very proud to have contributed to making their environment look even more pretty.
The School Council have been working hard this half term to reduce the amount of litter in our environment by taking part in a litter pick. The children have managed to achieve the bronze award for our 'Green Tree School' by doing this.
Here our some pictures of our balloon launch to celebrate our anti-bullying message of 'All Different, All Equal.'
The children in Y3 and 4 were visited by the dentist to link with our hygiene focus. The children learnt about the importance of keeping our teeth and mouth clean.