Our food caterers came to talk to us about the amount of sugar in our food and how we can eat a balanced diet.
Each class talked about small changes they could make each day to help reduce the amount of sugar we eat.
We came up with lots of ideas to help develop our whole school food policy.
Personal, Social and Health Education :
Although PSHE is a subject in it's own right, we at St. Nicholas teach many aspects of the PSHE curriculum throughout the school day. As teachers we model how we expect the children to behave and how we expect them to treat others.
We follow the Wiltshire scheme of work, "Learn For Life." It covers the following areas:
-Our World of Feelings and Relationships
-Our World of a Healthy Lifestyle
-Our World of Money
-Our World of Risk
These areas are broken down into child-friendly titles such as "Our Happy School," Friends and Family" and "Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies." The World of Money is mainly taught in KS2 but will be touched on in KS1 through other areas of school life such as Worships when visitors may come into school to fundraise or make the children aware that not everyone in our world has enough money to live on. ( The Trusell Trust is a good example as we support the charity during Harvest and Christmas time. )
Our Cyberworld is taught through ICT and we have dedicated Internet Safety days at least once a year.
Our World of Risk is taught throughout the year through themes such as "Stranger Danger" and the hazards that may cause a fire in the home. Upper KS2 will also cover the risks associated with peer pressure such as smoking and other drugs. We invite visitors such as the Fire Brigade and the local Police to talk to the children.
We as a school value ourselves highly when it comes to nurturing the children in our care. For those who are having difficulties with friendships or managing their feelings then interventions are set up to support the child. These usually involve a member of staff and a "Circle of Friends" meeting to talk to and support a particular child.
Learn for Life is mainly taught through reflective talk and circle time. Any written work produced by the class is put into a whole class "PSHE" file that is kept in the classrooms for the children to refer to it should they feel the need to do so. It is also used as a reference point to refer back to throughout the year when areas are revisited or touched on through other subjects.
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