Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)

Our school curriculum is underpinned by the core values that we hold dear at Newchurch and which are the golden thread that runs through our daily life in school and our behaviour management.. This is known as the R curriculum. As a school we promote the values of respect, resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness, reflection and responsibility.

 

At Newchurch, we believe that PSHE enables our Newchurch robins to become healthy (physically and mentally), independent and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.  Our PSHE curriculum aims to help our Newchurch robins to understand how they develop personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

 

We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to belong to a diverse society.  Our Newchurch robins are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by planning a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

 

Our bespoke curriculum, which utilises a number of different schemes and resources e.g. PSHE Association, St John’s Ambulance, Stonewall etc. and incorporates the statutory Relationships and Sex education reflects the needs of our pupils to enable them to contribute positively to society.

 

At Newchurch, we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly; although there will also be opportunity to make cross curricular links and these opportunities should not be missed. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of the PSHE scheme of work. There are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class.

 

We expect teachers to use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.

 

The curriculum is split into three core themes of:  Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing.  This is a spiral curriculum where children meet these themes throughout the course of the year and knowledge, skills and understanding are reviewed and built upon as they progress through Newchurch.

 

Floor books are used to capture the children’s responses and progress in PSHE lessons.  Baseline assessments are completed at the start of the lesson and new learning at the end of the lesson to show progress.

 

PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

Newchurch Primary School Paints the Village Blue.

 

On the 17th November (to mark the end of National Anti-Bullying week), Newchurch Primary School decided to make a lasting impression on their pupils and the village that they live in. For many years Newchurch has been recognised for their excellent work on Anti-Bullying and has achieved gold award in the ‘Warrington Wise up Awards’ for 2 consecutive years. This year the school decided that they wanted to spread their message further so contacted local businesses, schools and places of interest to join with them in making a ‘Zero Tolerance to Bullying Pledge’. The pledge showed a full commitment to:

  • Educating all stakeholders on what constitutes bullying

  • Ensuring we are developing a culture where whistle blowing and disclosing bullying incidents are seen as everyone’s responsibility

  • Dealing with any incidents of bullying and making every attempt to ensure this is stopped and does not reoccur

 

The children at Newchurch were delighted with the response and each class visited a different partner. We would like to thank: The Culcheth Arms, Sainsbury’s, Glazebury Primary School, Newchurch Parish Church, Culcheth High School and Culcheth High School for taking part in this pledge. We congratulate you in committing to making our village a happier and safer place to live, work and thrive in. 

 

To raise the profile of this message Newchurch dressed the village in blue bows this included post boxes, lamp posts, railings as well as the doors of the business, schools and places of interest taking part in the pledge. The children and parents also wore blue ribbons on the 17th November. 

 

We hope this pledge will be a full village pledge next year so if anyone is interested in joining us please contact the school office for more details. 

Healthy Snack Ideas

 

 

Fancy eating a tasty snack without feeling guilty about the calories? Below are a few quick and easy snack ideas for you and your children to try at home.  If you have any recipes you'd like to share, please get in touch with Mr Singleton and we can add them to the list.