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. 
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. 
British Values 
We ensure that pupils experience the process of democracy through participation in the School Council. 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.
At Ellwood, we are following the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.        
Everyone’s well being is really important and these simple tricks can help improve it. 
What have you done this week to improve your well being? What could you do next week? 
Sharing our Accomplishments 
Beech and Chestnut class have been working really hard to write their own stories, based on ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children were very excited to share their stories with each other. It was wonderful to hear how proud they were of their work and to listen to the thoughtful compliments they gave each other. 
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 Chisman. 
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.