PSHE and SMSC are imperative at our school. At St Anne’s RC Primary School, we use PSHE and SMSC to teach children about citizenship, health and well-being, physical activity, mental and emotional health, drug education and relationships. The teaching of PSHE and SMSC has a vital role in helping to prepare our children for their futures and underpins our mission statement, ensuring that every child is given every chance to succeed.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
From the 1st February, we will be celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week. Especially at this time, looking after our children’s mental health is hugely important. There are lots of activities that you can take part in this week. Take a look at the Children’s Mental Health Week website here.
This year, the theme is ‘Express Yourself’. How will you express yourself? You could choose art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. The possibilities are endless! Take some photos and videos of you expressing yourself and email or tweet them to us.
Click here to watch a video message from HRH the Duchess of Cambridge to kickstart the week!
There are lots of simple things parents and carers can do to help support children with their mental health and wellbeing. Get some amazing advice from the blog here.
Click here to find some fantastic resources for children of all ages.
Click here for some ideas on activities and resources for Primary school aged children.
Don’t forget to tweet or email us!
Taking care of our health and wellbeing
During this unprecedented time, you may be worried about your family’s health and wellbeing. We are here to help! Alongside taking your daily exercise, there are plenty of things you can do at home.
Joe Wicks is holding his PE sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 9am. You can find it here. It’s fun for all of the family! Send us some photos and videos to your class email address, or tweet them to our school’s twitter page!
If you are looking for something a little less strenuous, why don’t you try Cosmic Yoga? There are lots of sessions available including some related to our favourite books, superheroes and princesses! You can find them here. We’d love to see how you’re getting on!
As part of the Change4Life campaign, Public Health England have created ‘Our Healthy Year’ Calendars, with lots of fun activities to try at home to keep you fit and healthy.
New RSE curriculum – Information letter for parents (click here)
New RSE curriculum – Leaflet for parents (click here)
Now that the clocks have changed and the nights are becoming darker, it’s even more important to educate our children and young people about staying safe on the roads.
Below are some useful links to help you speak to your children about staying safe when walking and cycling around our area, particularly during these darker nights.
Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents
Safety First – Cycling at Night
Road safety teaching resources for children
Be Bright, Be Seen Poster
If you have any questions, please see a member of staff and we will be happy to help in any way we can.