At Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy, we believe each child can develop and reach their full potential in the diverse and nurturing environment our school has to offer.
The teaching and learning of PSCHE aims to support and uphold the school’s vision that ‘Together We Succeed Through Challenge and Enjoyment’, underpinning the school’s values and 4 Rs- resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflectiveness.
The PSCHE curriculum is combined of 3 core themes:
- Health and Well-being
- Living in the Wider World
With the aim to provide children with:
- accurate and relevant knowledge
- opportunities to create personal understanding
- opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
- a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.
These themes broadly overlap, reflect the rapidly changing world in which our pupils live and learn and fundamentally fulfils the schools responsibility to support pupil’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) development.
To meet the needs of our pupils and to ensure provision is up-to-date as well as of the highest quality, our PSCHE programme is reviewed and evaluated regularly.
As a school, we equip pupils with the necessary skills to apply their learning within the curriculum and beyond through enrichment opportunities that naturally shapes their character muscles and prepares our pupils to play active roles as citizens now and in the future.
We believe that all children are individuals therefore; we aim to encourage our pupils to act responsibly with high expectations of attitudes and behaviour where individual successes are rewarded and celebrated.
Mrs A Snell
Dragon’s Den Competition
Years 2-5 enjoyed taking part in the Dragon’s Den competition. Each class created a product that aimed to fit a purpose for school. Classes worked collaboratively to complete market research, create and brand the product and present a pitch. Outcomes included a deeper understanding of basic enterprise skills with the opportunity to learn about the role money plays in businesses.
Odd Socks Day
Pupils across school wore ‘Odd Socks’ to celebrate difference and diversity. Children understood what makes them and others special and how to respect and value people with differences.
Lunch Time Mediation
Trained KS2 mediators support pupils to resolve disputes at lunchtimes. Everyday mediators encourage pupils to listen, raise concerns, challenge viewpoints and develop strategies to overcome conflicts. Pupils also have the opportunity to negotiate and use appropriate compromise- where mediators facilitate pupils to give rich and constructive feedback to one and other.
Our Academy Council Members monitor pupil’s packed lunches during lunchtime. Lunch monitors recognise examples of healthy lunches by rewarding pupils with a sticker and certificate. An information leaflet with top tips/ advice is given to pupils who demonstrate poor lunches. This encourages children to understand the benefits of a balanced diet as well as make healthier choices about food.
Foundation pupils demonstrate how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by understanding the importance of dental hygiene. Our pupils get the opportunity to brush their teeth daily. We aim to ingrain these healthy habits to reduce tooth decay.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Opportunities for meditation and mindfulness are time tabled daily. Pupils can choose to participate in activities such as mindfulness colouring, guided meditation and yoga. The purpose of this time is to encourage pupils to relax their minds, reflect on/regulate their emotions, and improve engagement by relieving stress and distractions.
Anti-bullying Week 2018
Children wore blue to support Anti-bullying Week 2018. Children took part in whole school activities linked to themes of anti-bullying to raise awareness.