The subject lead for PHSE at Darwen St James is Mrs Corbally.
PSHE Work Across School
Wellbeing week- 08.03.2021
All the children returned to school this week and as a whole school we took part in a health and wellbeing week to support our pupils.
In Reception class the children have enjoyed seeing their friends again. Learning to be together and sharing experiences, taking turns and listening to each other. The children took part in different challenges with lego, play dough and P.E activities.
In Year 1 the children took part in a Growth mindset challenge with a ‘I can’ mind set.
A STEM activity helped the children engage with sharing, taking turns and building on their communication skills.
At the end of the week the children made wellbeing cards to send to others.
In Year 2 we had an Art day which we looked at the 3 primary colours – red, yellow and blue then mixed these together to create a colour wheel with 3 secondary colours too – green, orange and purple. After that we looked at complementary colours which are opposite each other on a colour wheel and warm / cool colours, the children then designed their own hot, cool or complementary pictures.
In Year 3 the children looked at feelings. Using an interactive powerpoint the children explored how people might be feeling and challenges these people may have. The children had to think about the actions of others and working together in groups to think about why they might be feeling like this.
For Growth mind set the children enjoyed making games and playing them once they were finished, taking turns and sharing the experience together.
Towards the end of the week the children took part in P.E challenges in the hall.
In Year 5 the children explored feelings. The children made their own positive feelings book personal to them and their emotions.
The children created a heart and wrote in positive things about themselves and positive feelings .
PSHE Mental Health Week 1-7 February 2021
Year 3 discussed the meaning of the words ‘Mental Health.’
After some discussion we fed back what we thought and then watched a video clip of some primary school children looking after a girl called Jan.
After this we discussed how we could express ourselves through positive means to help keep our minds a happy place. We talked about drawing, dancing and even singing in the shower!
We completed our activity on how we are feeling today.
Supporting the children’s mental health throughout lockdown has been very important. The children have been able to express themselves through painting and drawing activities, playing games with each other, developing listening skills and talking to each other. We have developed a calming environment listening to relaxation music to help calm our feelings.
Year 1 children have been discussing friendships in class. Looking at the similarities and differences with their families and people they live with. The children discussed and completed a activity to see if this was different to their friend.
In Reception class the children have been developing their relationships with their peers. Engaging in games and learning to take turns and sharing. Building on communication skills and learning from one another. The children are learning to be respectful of other children’s feelings and work together.
In Nursery we have been developing our understanding of our feelings. Using the emotion monsters we expressed how we feel and discussed why we may feel that way.
Year 6 PSHE task
In Year 6 the children have been discussing their feelings regarding the news. The children looked at positive and negative comments and how they can make you feel.