Category Archives: PSHE

Monday check in

Year 4 had their usual Monday check in today. Lots of great adjectives used to express how they felt, like:

• positive,
• happy
• excited
• ready
• great
• eager
• good

And they shared some great news like:

• seeing puppies
• having time with cousins
• playing with DS’s
• getting a hamster
• going shopping
• watching a film
• stayed with family
• going out for a walk with the dog
• going to a baby shower
• going to a trampoline park
• having a birthday party
• reading a Harry Potter book
• sorted out own bedroom and ordered new furniture
• St Patricks parade
• baking
• ate a giant tub of popcorn

Well done year 4 it was lovely to hear all about your weekends and how you’re feeling about the week ahead.

HSBC paying in slips

This morning, Year 4 had a special visitor – Sandra from HSBC. She showed the class how to complete a paying in slip for a bank account!

The children all had their own pot of money and a slip to complete. They were taught how to record the money onto the slip, what information to put where and how the bank stamp the slip twice. One part of the slip is kept by the bank for their records and the other part is a receipt for the customer.

The children then had an opportunity to ask Sandra any questions they had about the bank or the paying in slip itself. The children had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the bank! Thank you Sandra from all of year 4!

Raising money for charity

After having a few discussions in PSHE about money, year 4 have spent part of this afternoon thinking about raising money for charity. We started off with a discussion sharing ways we know of raising money already before moving on to the main task of the lesson. The children were put into small groups of 3 and had the task to create a simple financial plan to do some fund-raising for a local charity. The children had to think carefully about 4 things to get them started on their plan:

1. What charity are you going to raise money for?
2. How much money do you want to get for the charity?
3. How are you going to raise the money?
4. How long will it take you to raise the money?

The children loved creating their plans and came up with some wonderful ideas! We had different types of stands selling stuff such as lemonade, throwing sponges at people (possibly teachers!) and even a special camping ground where the money is given to charity!

What charities do…

Continuing their topic of money, year 4 have been discussing what a charity is and what different charities do. After talking about which charities they already know and what they do, the children used the iPads to find out about some more charities in the world and what they do to help.

Different methods of payment

Year 4 Robins have continued their topic on money in PSHE and today have had a discussion about the different methods of payment there are:

We also discussed what you might use each method of payment to buy, for example the children said that you would probably use coins to buy sweets or a drink at the shop.

We then went on to discuss what the risk is of someone borrowing money from the bank and we related this to borrowing something like a bag from someone. The children realised that just like you might never get your bag back, the money might not get given back to the bank.

Looking after money

Year 4 have started discussing money in PSHE and today we were discussing why it is important to keep track of our personal money. We also spoke about what might happen if you didn’t keep a record of how much money you have left and what the disadvantages of this would be.

Risks of smoking

As part of Year 4’s PSHE topic this term the children have been discussing the risks of smoking. During the class discussion we spoke about why people might start smoking, what the risks of smoking can be and also why people might find it difficult to stop.

Why do people smoke?
Kezi: they might think that it looks cool
Evie: people might try smoking just to see what it’s like but then they become addicted
Harry: stress can cause people to smoke because it relaxes them
Niah: peer pressure

Why do people find it difficult to stop smoking?
Sophie: they are not aware of the risks involved with smoking so they choose to carry on
Poppy: they enjoy it
Brooke Ba: becomes a habit for them
Evie: they are addicted to what is inside the cigarettes


In Year 4 we decided that we should have a circle time around friendship. We started off discussing what a friend is and how friends should treat each other. After hearing many lovely answers we then moved on to discussing how friends should not behave towards each other. Many different things were bought up and as a class we agreed with most things that were mentioned. Friendship is something we are working really hard on in Year 4 at the moment and the children have shown that they know how important it is to be a good friend and treat friends in the right way.

Online risks

As part of anti-bullying week Year 4 have been discussing online safety. They watched a number of short clips all based around the adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew. After each clip the class shared their thoughts about what they had just watched. Here are some of their ideas below: