Category Archives: PSHE

Dangers – safe people and safe places

The children were aware of the common dangers around us. We don not always see them as “dangers” but we know to be careful.

Things like:
• roads
• railways
• empty buildings
• building sites
• canals

We also discussed SAFE people and SAFE places. People we could go to for help, for example, Police men/women, teachers or people who work in SAFE buildings like those working in a school, doctors surgery and shops.

We also discussed gangs or groups of people who hang around together.

The children discussed what they might encounter with the gangs and how gangs can be seen to be intimidating. We also discussed what we could do if we felt uneasy and referred back to the SAFE people we could go to.

Well done Year 4 – a very good discussion.

Legal and illegal drugs

Today year 4 discussed what we know as legal and illegal drugs.

There are four categories that drugs can be divided into:
• socially acceptable drugs-
• prescribed drugs-
• over the counter medicines-
• controlled drugs (illegal drugs)-

The children thought about what drugs they would put into each category.

We then went on to looking at legal drugs such as alcohol and smoking. Many children would not see these as drugs as they are commonly seen and used, but a drug is a medicine or any other substance which changes your physiology (the part of the body which deals with how you function normally) when used or eaten.

Well done Year 4 for having a very mature discussion this afternoon and then thinking of some slogans to help keep away from drugs.

Anti Bullying Week

Year 4 spent some time discussing Anti bullying week, completing an online survey and making a slogan banner!

A busy afternoon!
It was lovely to hear the children discussing ways of dealing with bullying. They talked about all the trusted adults they could talk to, following Peacemakers themselves, helping each other and even using the strategies we discussed in RE to overcome “struggles”.

Saving energy

Year 4 spent the week logging their energy saving acts. It was brilliant to see so many children remembering to work hard at being energy efficient and conscious. They either filled in their logs at home or kept them in school, always remembering to fill each day in as the entered in the mornings! Such dedication.

Children even logged other ways in which they had tried to be energy efficient:

The energy log showed that:
• Children were more aware of being energy efficient.
• Children did more energy efficient tasks as the week progressed.

Well done Year 4!

Eco friendly test

Year 4 have set themselves a challenge to log how eco friendly they are. They shared lots of great things like, using less water, switching off devices, turning off lights and taking their bikes, rather than going in a car.

But saying and doing can be very different things! So the challenge is to log what we do over the next seven days. Hopefully we will see that we have increased our actions over the week.

Why don’t you set yourself the challenge too!

New School Councillors

This morning children in Year 4 put themselves forward as school councillors.

They then told the class why they should be voted for. After their speeches the class voted for their favourite boy and girl.

Our final voting revealed the school councillors as Esmay and Moharnab.

Well done to them both, they really do have some excellent qualities and will represent year 4 brilliantly.

Climate change

During PSHE, Year 4 Robins have been looking at the meaning of climate change.

We looked at how the world is getting warmer due to climate change.

The children worked together to add:
• Switch off lights when not needed.
• Unplug devices.
• Use the car less.
• Walk or take a bike/scooter.
• Use electric cars.
• Use solar panels.
• Go back to using horses for transport, (although this brought up a discussion on the ethics of using horses, all very valid!).

Year 4 were excellent at listening to each other today. Our reporting back to the class of what our partner said was much, much better. Good job Robins!

Lets hope we all do our bit to keep our world healthy and happy, as we could see the World is in our hands. We have a responcibility to care for it.

Class Charter

Today in year 4 we devised a class charter.

We looked at the rights and responsibilities of each child.

We looked a four key areas:

► Being healthy
► Being safe
► Being yourself
► Being heard

The class then thought about their responsibilities and devised a class charter.

Recognising and challenging prejudice

To start our PSHE lesson, Year 4 were put into groups of three. Two of the children were asked to whisper to each other so that the third child couldn’t hear what they were saying. They took it in turns to be the person who was excluded by the other two children.

After this, we spoke about how the children felt as that excluded person. The children had lots of different ideas:

► Betrayed
► Curious
► Lonely
► Left out
► Upset
► Self-conscious

To end the discussion we then discussed ways of dealing with this behaviour and strategies we could use to help make it stop. The children suggested telling a trusted adult, holding in your own feelings and asking the person nicely to stop.

Working as a team

As part of a PSHE lesson Year 4 were asked to work in small teams to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The challenge for them was to do this in silence! The children proved that they are actually very good at working well together and can communicate in other ways then talking to work together well.