Category Archives: PSHE

Staying the same or time for a change?

In PSHE we had various discussions.

1.What things do we do the same every day?

Responses included:

Make friends
Brush teeth
Go to bed
Wash hands
Get dressed
Wash face

2. Why do we do the same things every day?

They are fun to do
Essential to life
If you don’t get dressed, how can you go to school?
Clean away germs
Good hygiene
Don’t want to be lazy
Get into routine

3.What would it be like if the World stayed the same?
Everyone will be like you
Feel hollow
Nothing to do

No new things (buildings, toys, food, music, etc)
No learning at school

4.What do the following words make you think of?
Variety- choice of food and drink, lots of things to do, options
Freshness- new, clear, clean, good hygiene
Challenge- learn new things, facing something hard
Opportunity- to correct something, try something new

Share and tell – circle time

During circle time Max shared a letter he wrote about the importance of the environment.(persuasive letter) He also shared a poster (Information text).  Both have made use of skills learnt in English.




As Part of PHSE and circle time- Mr Lo gave Robins a challenge to prove they could work together. Many thought it would be easy but found it more difficult.  The task was to think of a move in your group and then perform the move in-sync with the others in your group. This presented many challenges including

  1. What to do when you all come up with different moves?
  2. Who should we follow? Can we follow them? How can we ensure our move is also synchronised to the music?
  3. Can we work together to synchronise without conflict?

Take a sneak peak below!


Not to my taste!

In PHSE we discussed how we are all connected.

Firstly, we talked to our partners to find out similarities. Then we talked about respecting differences.

Next, we talked about the importance of tolerating differences. Mr Lo also showed how we should respect different opinions and how to politely express something you don’t like. In the activity we explored food from around the world and then commented on it.

Finally, we explored how technology helps us all stay connected.


Do adverts show harmful gender stereotypes?

Continuing our Personal, Social , Health and Economic education (P.S.H.E)  on understanding the possible dangers of stereotyping, today, Robins analysed different adverts.

First Mr Lo discussed how new laws have been put in place.

On 14 June 2019, a new rule was introduced into the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) and UK Code of Broadcast Advertising (BCAP Code), banning harmful gender stereotypes in advertisements.

We looked at some old adverts and discussed why the adverts could be harmful.

Weetabix advert

  • George –> The girls were just playing with diaries and dolls whilst boys were just superheroes (stereotyping)
  • Daisy W –>  The girl was shaming the boy because she said that he was too small for chocolate Weetabix.
  • Max –>  The girl said that cos she’s older she gets to have more stuff than him. (unequal)
  • Daisy C –>  The boy was reading her diary and messing up her room.
  • Imogen –>  Girls were just wearing pink and the boys wearing blue.

Lego Friends Advert

  • Naz –> The problem was that there were no boys, it seems the toy was only aimed at girls. That makes it dangerous as we will believe only girls can play with these toys.
  • Scarlett –>  The advert is stereotyping that the Lego is only for girls  and the price is unreasonable.
  • Abdullahi –>  Most of the colours are just pink, yellow and orange.
  • Hollie –>  It also shows lack of diversity not a lot of ethnic minority support.


Asda Advert

  • Krista-->  The mum does everything and the husband does very little.
  • Jason -> She only got to relax once on Christmas day on all the other days she had to do everything.
  • Andrew –>  She’s the one who takes care of all the troubles and the children.
  • Firas –> Kids are quite badly behaved.
  • Max –> It looks like only mums go shopping and they are the ones that get very stressed.
  • Daisy W –>  It suggests that only Mums are important. Not everyone has a mum.






Challenging Stereotypes

Children were shown outlines of different people and had to think about what they might look like, how old they could be and what skills or talents they would need.
Here are some of their responses:
Footballer – Tall, Short Hair, Male, 32, Good at Art.
Childminder – Short Hair Female, 20, Able to get the baby to sleep.
Ballet Dancer – Long hair, Wears a Tutu, Female, 27, Flexibility, Good at Gymnastics.
Builder – Wears a hard hat, Wears a yellow bib, 28, Accuracy, Able to lift lots of bricks, Building sturdy walls.
Photographs were then shown for each matching outline.
They showed:
A female footballer.
A male childminder.
A male ballet dancer.
A female dancer.
This challenged the class to consider whether we make assumptions on a person’s job role based on gender.