Personal, Social and Health Education [PSHE]
We believe that PSHE should enable children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, we hope to develop their sense of self-worth.
At Ellwood, we are developing our mental and physical health through promoting the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’:
Connect: It’s pretty clear that we need to feel close to other people to get on well in the world – connecting with others could be said to be an essential human need.
Be Active: Exercising helps to keep our bodies healthy - this is pretty obvious. But it also makes us feel good, by releasing chemicals called ‘endorphins’, and gives us energy to help us cope with life’s challenges.
Take Notice: Taking notice of how we’re feeling and the world around us can help us feel more positive and able to cope with life’s ups and downs.
Give: Giving through volunteering not only helps others, but can help us feel more confident, positive and connected
Keep Learning: Choosing to learn something we enjoy can help us feel positive and inspired, improving our mood and wellbeing.
The Year 6 children have 'buddied up' with a member of staff to discuss how they can improve their wellbeing by discussing ways that we can work towards improving the outcomes set out within the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'.
At Ellwood Community Primary School we ensure that pupils experience and learn about the fundamental 'British Values'. We teach children both about their rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.
Democracy: We aim to ensure that pupils understand how citizens can influence decision making through the democratic process.
Rule of Law: We aim to ensure that pupils appreciate that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens wellbeing and safety.
Individual Liberty: We aim to ensure that pupils understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
Mutual Respect: We aim to ensure that pupils treat people and the environment with respect and understand that we don't all hold the same beliefs.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs: We aim to ensure that pupils understand that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
The Year 1 children have been helping to settle the new reception children into school. They were sitting on the friendship bench together at playtime.
During their ‘Discrimination’ unit, children in Beech class have explored the different jobs and roles that men and women can do. They sorted jobs into ones that men, women and both men and women can do. Following this, they had a discussion and came to the conclusion that men and women can do any job they want, so long as they work hard, and no one should let gender discrimination hold them back.
Lots of the pupils explained that their reasoning for sorting the jobs into the different categories was based on their personal experiences from watching television, going to the doctors and shops. To help break the stereotypical gender roles that lots of children experience we would love to have some family members into school to talk about their jobs. If you think you could spare some time please get in contact with Miss Peart.
Autumn Term 18 - Healthy Cooking
This term all classes have taken part in some healthy cooking.
Healthy Breakfast 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined us for healthy breakfast this week! We’ve had an amazing number of visitors to ‘Cafe Ellwood’! There was a wonderful selection of cereals, porridge, beans, toast, crumpets, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fruit juices and home-made smoothies. We loved seeing everyone enjoy a healthy start to the day and would love to hear about the different healthy breakfast choices you tuck into at home.