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.