Through the PSHE Curriculum at St Patrick's, pupils develop the skills, attributes and knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy and safe.
We are building a school ethos and climate that enables our pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence, to distinguish right from wrong, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
Learning is grouped into three core themes; health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.
' Come and See' teaching and weekly Collective Worship focuses on a range of themes which are linked to the Gospel Values and pupils have time to reflect on how different issues impact on our world and how we can go forth to make it better.
We aim to support pupils to be excited and aware about living in a community that is full of diversity and difference.
Here are some comments from our current pupils regarding PSHE:
"Our teachers help us to solve disagreements in a kind way." (Year 4 pupil)
"I understand the importance of showing respect to everyone and to treat others how I would like to be treated." (Year 3 pupil)
"It's great to know that we can talk about how we feel and that others listen." (Year 5 pupil)
"We are taught how to be responsible online." (Year 6 pupil)
"I am learning to share my ideas and opinions with the class and I feel more confident." (Year 2 pupil)
No Outsiders in our School
Since the start of this year, we introduced the resource,'No Outsiders in Our School' and have been spending time reading lovely books that send out important and powerful messages. These messages remind us of how to be fair, respectful and accepting of others.
We gathered as a school to share these messages through drama, Art work and poetry.
"We are not born with prejudice, we learn it. Our diversity is a gift- a wonderful blessing from God. Let us celebrate it"
A powerful message was shared today about the importance of being kind and true to yourself. Classes presented role play scenarios, shared friendship keys, a tapestry of friendship and poems/stories.
We talked about how words can hurt and leave someone feeling lonely, upset and weak.
It is very true to say that one kind word can brighten someone's day and as a school, that's what we intend to.