PSHE gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. At Uplands PSHE is taught in dedicated lessons and also embedded in activities across the curriculum and assemblies.
Personal and social skills
Children are taught through role play, reflection and group discussion to develop self-awareness, empathy, self-management and social skills. Material is drawn from the primary national strategy for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL). Lessons are designed to help children manage changes at an age-appropriate level, deal with interpersonal issues such as falling out with friends and to set themselves aspirational goals.
Healthy eating is taught throughout school through PSHE, Science and Design technology where children design and make their own healthy snack. Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables to school each day for breaktime.
Playtimes are designed to encourage healthy physical activity using "Huff and Puff", "Play Nicely" and the newly installed Trim Trail.
Relationships education is provided in Years 5 and 6 at an age-appropriate level. Girls and boys watch seperate DVD's with at least two familiar adults present to answer questions. Parents are given the opportunity to view the DVD's in advance.
Children in Years 4 and 6 are given the chance to run their own charity fundraising sale and coffee afternoon. Year 4 children choose groups to work in and come up with ideas for a fundraising stand, which they set up and run on the day of the event. Year 6 children organise a Macmillan coffee afternoon for parents and carers.