This area of learning runs through our curriculum and everyday school life.
These are the aspects we will focus on in each term:
- Understanding the feelings of others – I know how others may be feeling when they are in an unfamiliar situation and can help them to feel valued and welcomed.
- Making choices – I can explain how I go about solving a problem and can give you an example of a problem I have solved.
- Belonging – I know that I am valued at school.
- Understanding my feelings – I understand how it feels to do or start something new, and why.
- Social skills – I can work well in a group and can tell you what helps my group to work well together.
- Understanding rights and responsibilities – I understand my rights and responsibilities in the school. I know some of the things that help us in school to learn and play well together. I understand the need for rules in society and why we have the rules we do in school. If I don’t agree with something in school, I know how to go about trying to change things.
- Take pride in their own bodies
- Explore how the media creates stereotypes and images
- Understand that health refers to emotional as well as physical well being
Understand what is meant by the term ‘drug addiction.’
- Express opinions and explain their views about drug use
- Know facts about different drugs.
Sex education (letters to be sent out to parents):
•Learn about the stages of conception, development in the womb and birth.
•Appreciate the responsibilities involved in becoming a parent.
•Learn the diversity of relationships.
Healthy futures (linked to transition in to high schools and more):
- Appreciate how changes occur in school
- Reflect on people or events that have influenced and shaped their lives
- Visualise their lives in the future; including how other people may play a part in it and their feelings about it.