PSHE NEWS 2020/2021
COMING SOON - 'Break the Mould' day - November 27th 2020.
We are thinking of all our families at this very challenging time for us all due to the spread of the coronavirus. We hope that you are all keeping well and following the Government advice on staying safe. The Government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus provides information on how you can protect yourselves from this virus and also useful guidance on financial matters and a range of other issues that may be of concern to you
Discussing Coronavirus in PSHE lessons.
Teaching about hygiene routines, how bacteria and viruses affect health and recognising illness is a part of the Health Education aspect of PSHE education at all key stages. At the beginning of this school year all classes have had a number of lessons and remote assemblies in this area. From what Corona virus is to how to wash our hands properly. We have all discussed how Corona virus and its affects can make us feel emotionally. Regardless of their age, this can be a difficult time for children. Some may react right away, while others may show signs of difficulty later on. How a child or young person reacts can vary according to their age, how they understand information and communicate, their previous experiences, and how they typically cope with stress.
From September 2020, the Health Education and Relationships Education aspects of PSHE education became compulsory in all schools. Prior to this, the Department of Education statutory guidance in this area was last released 20 years ago in 2000. In recognition that the world has moved on significantly during the intervening years, and in response to mounting pressure for change, the government agreed to revise the guidance and ensure the curriculum taught in all schools across England was fit for purpose and prepared pupils for life in the modern world.