PSHE

Welcome to the

Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Well-being page.

Your child will probably be feeling both excited and nervous about returning to school. At this time many people are feeling the same way about returning to their jobs and a semi- normal way of life.  Please talk with your child about how they are feeling.  A useful article about  'helping children to cope with anxiety' is attached below.

Helping-Children-Cope-with-Anxiety.pdf

If you have concerns about how well your child is sleeping at night please see the support session available. Parents-Sleep-Workshop-Sept-2020.pdf

 

Our Value this month is ........  Resilience

                                             resilience   

This week our Values Award go to:

Eagles  - Lily

Swans - Lucus and Nicole

Owls - Isobelle

Kingfishers - Freddie F

    Swifts - Pryor

Doves - Evie

Robins - Thomas

Well done to all of you!  

 trophy

 

 

Helping to develop Resilience

The following are tips to building resilience:

1. Make connections
Teach your child how to make friends, including the skill of empathy, or feeling another's pain. Encourage your child to be a friend in order to get friends. Build a strong family network to support your child through his or her inevitable disappointments and hurts. Connecting with people provides social support and strengthens resilience.
2. Help your child by having him or her help others
Children who may feel helpless can be empowered by helping others. Engage your child in age-appropriate volunteer work, or ask for assistance yourself with some task that he or she can master.
3. Maintain a daily routine
Sticking to a routine can be comforting to children, especially younger children who crave structure in their lives. Encourage your child to develop his or her own routines.
4. Take a break
While it is important to stick to routines, endlessly worrying can be counter-productive. Teach your child how to focus on something besides what's worrying him. Be aware of what your child is exposed to that can be troubling, whether it be news, the Internet or overheard conversations, and make sure your child takes a break from those things if they trouble her.
5. Teach your child self-care
Make yourself a good example, and teach your child the importance of making time to eat properly, exercise and rest. Make sure your child has time to have fun, and make sure that your child hasn't scheduled every moment of his or her life with no "down time" to relax. Caring for oneself and even having fun will help your child stay balanced and better deal with stressful times.
6. Move toward your goals
Teach your child to set reasonable goals and then to move toward them one step at a time. Moving toward that goal — even if it's a tiny step — and receiving praise for doing so will focus your child on what he or she has accomplished rather than on what hasn't been accomplished, and can help build the resilience to move forward in the face of challenges.
7. Nurture a positive self-view
Help your child remember ways that he or she has successfully handled hardships in the past and then help him understand that these past challenges help him build the strength to handle future challenges. Help your child learn to trust himself to solve problems and make appropriate decisions. Teach your child to see the humour in life, and the ability to laugh at one's self.
8. Keep things in perspective and maintain a hopeful outlook
Even when your child is facing very painful events, help him look at the situation in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective. Although your child may be too young to consider a long-term look on his own, help him or her see that there is a future beyond the current situation and that the future can be good. An optimistic and positive outlook enables your child to see the good things in life and keep going even in the hardest times.
9. Look for opportunities for self-discovery
Tough times are often the times when children learn the most about themselves. Help your child take a look at how whatever he is facing can teach him "what he is made of."
10. Accept that change is part of living
Change often can be scary for children and teens. Help your child see that change is part of life and new goals can replace goals that have become unattainable.

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 At Sharnbrook Primary we strive  to support children to become confident, self-efficient, resilient, motivated and compassionate. To be emotionally stable to be able to enjoy and embrace life, both now and in the future.

 

Lead teacher - Mrs Fensom

Our PSHE programme aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is a subject which teachers use to address class and community specific issues; staff hold a discrete circle time each week to discuss relevant topics. We follow the programme of study from the PSHE Association.

Our Values education supports PSHE throughout all subjects including assembly and play times. It is a key theme in assembly and at least one assembly a week is dedicated to it. There is a different Value chosen as a focus for each month.

Our Values this year are:

Resilience

Respect

Responsibility

Kindness

Accomplishment

Honesty

Hard working

Independence

Co-operation

Patience

Politeness.

 

Relationships Education is taught through our P.S.H.E lessons, during the school year with the focus on understanding relationships and how our body and feelings change as we get older. We endeavour to answer children’s questions as honestly as possible.

We follow the P.S.H.E Associations programme of study. Please see below:

Thematic-PSHE-Medium-plans.pdf  

 

Websites and activities. An activity to use at home to talk about feelings - feeling-faces.docx

First  Aid for feelings booklet - FirstAidForFeelings-booklet.pdf

 E-safety -

Here is a link from the NSPCC giving advice on how to talk to your children about esafety

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety

 

 For information on sleep-

https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/sleep/understanding-sleep/school-age-sleep

 

Growth Mindset and Well Being -
https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/ For free ideas to support your child to develop a Growth Mindset.
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More sites given below the  photographs.

PSHE -

PSHE 2 PSHE 3 PSHE 6 PSHE 5 PSHE 4 

Mental Well-being: 
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

British Psychological Society (BPS)
Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Children’s Commissioner
Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

MindEd
Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network
Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.
Registration: not required