At Kingston Park we believe PSHE helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to make choices about how to live confident, healthy, safe and independent lives.
At Kingston Park we aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum which enables children to:
- Develop their self-esteem and promote a positive self image.
- Be able to identify and express a wide range of feelings.
- Develop an understanding of different kinds of friendships and relationships.
- Develop skills to enable children to make choices about health, safety and relationships.
- Develop an understanding of their own body, its function and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Prepare children to deal with the physical and emotional changes of growing up.
- Develop an understanding of sex, sexuality and conception through an age appropriate Sex and Relationship Education programme.
The PSHE curriculum plays a key role in the ethos and values of our school.
The PSHE curriculum is delivered in many ways through our Marvellous Me topics at the beginning of each year, through circle time activities or science lessons and elements of the curriculum such as personal hygiene, safety, relationships and healthy eating issues are included in the daily life and organisation of the school and promoted by all members of staff.
It was Anti Bullying week from Monday 13th until Friday 17th November 2017 and all of the pupils at Kingston Park took part in an Anti Bullying related activity or circle time discussion.
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 read stories to the children with a theme of ‘being different’. Some of these included Elmer by David McKee, Willy and Hugh by Anthony Browne and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreas. The children then took part in discussion about the stories and how the characters felt in different situations.
In Key Stage 2 the focus was on the effect of bullying on others. Years 3 and 4 took part in activities to show how words and actions can’t be taken back once they have been said. For example, Year 3 showed this by crumpling a piece of paper to show how the damage can’t be undone. Years 5 and 6 discussed various scenarios and thought about what they would do in different situations.
The whole school came together for an Anti Bullying assembly on Wednesday to think about the different forms of bullying and to inform the children of what to do if they ever experience or witness any form of bullying themselves.