Welcome to our PSHE page!
Our PSHE Leader is Miss Hilton
“Hi, My name is Miss Hilton and I am the leader for PSHE. When I was told that I was going to lead PSHE about three years ago, I felt incredibly excited to be leading a brand new scheme of work in such an important subject. I love how PSHE helps you to feel calm, stay focused, helps you to reflect on thoughts and feelings and also helps you to grow a more positive mindset. It is a vital tool for life”
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
Just like we look after our physical health we also must look after our minds and our mental health especially during this time of being in lock-down.
This week at St Peter’s we will be talking about mental health in our class bubbles and finding out about ways that we can care for our minds and notice and share how we are feeling. This year the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself” so we are going to be expressing ourselves in creative ways that make us feel good. This might be baking, sports, writing stories or poems, gardening, building a reading den, building a Lego city, singing, dancing or artwork.
Start having a think now about the things you like to do that make you feel good and expresses the kind of person that you are and that you were called to be.
Please click on the link below to join in this week’s prayer time all about Children’s Mental Health.
PSHE is taught at St Peter’s using a scheme of work called Jigsaw. It brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. It is designed that all year groups will be learning about the same puzzle piece at any given time. There are 6 puzzle pieces for the children to complete all of which start with a whole school assembly that introduces the theme of the puzzle in an engaging and interactive way.
Mindfulness is developed through a ‘Calm Me’ time in each piece. This consists of breathing techniques and visualisations which the children all really enjoy. A safe, open and positive learning environment is created based on trusting relationships between all members of the class. At the beginning of the first puzzle a set of ground rules are agreed and then reinforced at the beginning of every piece. We use the Jigsaw Charter as a basis for this and include the aspects below:
The Jigsaw Charter
- We take turns to speak
- We use kind and positive words
- We listen to each other
- We have the right to pass
- We only use names when giving compliments or when being positive
- We respect each other’s privacy
Our Jigsaw Friends
Each class has a Jigsaw friend that can used in the main lesson as ‘the talking object’ or used as a tool to help children talk about issues without having to refer to themselves.
Each Jigsaw friend has a different name, come and meet our Jigsaw friends….
The Six Puzzles
Autumn 1 – Being Me in My World
Autumn 2 – Celebrating Differences
Spring 1 – Dreams and Goals
Spring 2 – Healthy Me
Summer 1 – Relationships
Summer 2 – Changing Me
Our Jigsaw Journals
In order for the children to feel a sense of pride in their work and for the class teachers to have evidence in relation to the children’s progress, each class has a Jigsaw Journal. In Years 1, 2, 3 and 4, they have a large A3 floor book while the older children in Years 5 & 6 have their own individual book. Within each of the puzzles teachers will collect photos of group activities, reflection notes and tasks relating the puzzles and anything else that is meaningful throughout their Jigsaw Journey. The Journal is a portfolio of the children’s work and is a way for the children to celebrate their learning journey and their self-development.
Whole School Assemblies
As well as starting each Jigsaw puzzle with a whole school assembly we also deliver information on Children’s Mental Health and the children take an active part during Children’s Mental Health Week and Anti-bullying Week every year.