Interesting PSHE websites that can accessed while you can't come into school:
ThinkUknow is a website designed to help children protect themselves both on and offline. Lots of activities to try out
Newsround are providing daily video updates in language that is easily understandable while still giving all of the facts
The BBC's bitesize and class clips sites have resources, games and videos on a variety of subjects such as feelings, identity and healthy eating
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/pshe.shtml (archived material that is still relevant)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zqtnvcw (current PSHE materials, that will be updated in the coming weeks with live lessons and extra content)
https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring Join Cookie Monster and the gang as they explain ways of caring for each other during this time
For parents and carers
Common Sense Media is a US based website which features lots of advice and activities, including how to talk to children to help them understand news coverage of the Corona Crisis, suggestions for age appropriate games and movies, as well as ways to ensure yourself and the children stay calm during the next few months.
Tania Clarke, a Cambridge University PhD, has written a wonderful blog about how to meet the needs of children during the upcoming weeks and months.
A learning partnership between Reading and Oxford Universities has produced advice for parents and carers about caring for the emotion and educational needs of you and your children during this time. It is full of handy advice on keeping good habits, timetabling and more advice on how to talk about difficult issues.
Moving to Statutory Status
As you may already be aware, the teaching of Relationships and Health Education is to be mandatory across Primary and Secondary schools in September 2021. This has been altered from the original launch date of September 2020 due to the Corona Virus outbreak across the country.
At Linton Heights, we are in a much more favourable position than other schools. PSHE is embedded in our curriculum and we have been subscribers to the Cambridgeshire PSHE Service and have been following their scheme for over a decade. This means that we are already teaching between 80 and 85% of the new statutory curriculum in school, covering units on Managing Change, Anti-Bullying, Myself and My Relationships, Managing Risks and Sex Education. Details of the current PSHE content can be found in the next block.
The new government guidelines as well as an FAQ for parents can be found below..
Purpose of study
PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health Education. The purpose of PSHE lessons is to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, PSHE education should foster pupils’ keen awareness of how the United Kingdom is governed and how its laws are made and upheld. It should also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens by providing them with the skills and knowledge to manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.
The national curriculum for PSHE aims to ensure that all pupils:
acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
develop an interest in, and commitment to, volunteering that they will take with them into adulthood
are equipped with the financial skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs
Safer Internet week 2019
Following Miss Davies introduction on Monday, Mr Wilson's assembly focused on our digital footprint - the digital trail of breadcrumbs left behind every time we go online. With this year's theme being "Working together for a better Internet", our lessons covered such diverse topics as SPAM emails and messaging, sensible use of online platforms, privacy settings and password security.
The take home message for the week was that if you wouldn't want it posted on a billboard where all of your friends and family could see it, then to think carefully before posting or commenting with those words online.
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
This half term our PSHE lessons have centered around the theme of Anti-Bullying. To kickstart our week, we welcomed the Playwrite Theatre Company who performed an updated Pantomime of Cinderella. While we laughed at Buttons attempts to woo Cinderella and relished booing and hissing at the ugly sisters, the panto put forward a serious message on how to deal with various types of bullying in a memorable and enjoyable way.