"Today you are You, that is truer than true!
There is no-one alive who is you-er than You!"
- Dr Seuss
At Trotts Hill School, we believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) is crucial in order to enable our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. Our PSHE curriculum aims to help all children understand how they are growing and changing, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues which arise in school, our local community and the wider world. Our aim is to ensure that Trotts Hill is a supportive, stimulating and caring school which has high expected standards of behaviour and manners. Our school behaviours and attitudes to learning are underpinned by our whole school values and learning behaviours, which are taught through PSHE lessons, whole school assemblies and are an integral part of all lessons to the success of the whole school.
Today was Hello Yellow Day, which we celebrated in our school houses. We read a book about how to be a ‘bucket filler’, being kind to others and ourselves. In our house groups we took part in lots of different activities to find out how to be bucket fillers.
Our House captains talked to us about the Zones of Regulation and showed us some things we can do to get back into the Green zone when we are in the Blue, Yellow or Red zones. We had lots of fun trying out their ideas. They did a really excellent job presenting to the rest of the school and were so proactive with their own ideas about how to contribute to the day.
We all wore yellow to school on October 13th to celebrate World Mental Health Day. As our curriculum has a high focus on mental health throughout the year, we used Hello Yellow as a day to focus on positive affirmations for ourselves and others. Children and adults were able to choose positive messages to send one another, or keep for themselves, in order to build self confidence and self esteem. Mrs Cook said that Year 6 really enjoyed sharing their positive affirmations. In Early Years, the children used a mirror to give themselves positive messages. Willow said 'I am fun!' and Scarlett said 'I am positive!'
Mental Health Ambassadors 2022-2023
We are a member of the PSHE Association and follow their Programme of Study in Years 1 to 6. We make use of the Statutory Framework and Development Matters in the EYFS. For a full and detailed overview of the learning across each year group, including specific learning objectives, please contact your Key Stage Leader or a member of the Welltech faculty.
Children in EYFS learnt how to stay safe on their scooters. We practised crossing the road safely and learnt how to stop and start safely with a cycling coach. We also learnt how to be polite and share the pavement with pedestrians.
Walk to School Week has been a great success with lots of children walking, scooting, cycling or park-and-striding to school. Classes were set a challenge to record the number of children walking to school each day, and children were able to add their walking miles to their Marathon May tally. In assemblies, we talked about how walking improves our health and mental wellbeing, as well as reducing pollution.
Lincoln B - We parked further away every day so we could park and stride.
Mrs Chumbley - We had more children walking every day this week!
The Spring term sees our focus change to Living in the Wider World, where all year groups look at issues such as money, jobs and citizenship. Many classes also discuss the different community groups they are members of and we learn about how to be thoughtful consumers of the media, including online materials. In the Early Years, we focus on being safe and healthy, including how to look after our teeth.
In the Autumn term our focus in the main school is Relationships. In Key Stage One the focus has been on close friends and family, including treating one another with respect and who to ask for help if we need support. Key Stage Two focus on more complex issues such as discrimination and prejudice, as well as peer pressure and using the internet responsibly. In EYFS, children focus on their own feelings this term and settling in to the school environment.
To kick off Anti Bullying Week, the children wore odd socks to school today to show how we are all unique. The theme for AntiBullying Week is 'One Kind Word' so we have been thinking about using kind words to one another all week and the impact our choice of words and actions can have on others.
"Oliver (to Caiden) - I love playing with you every day"
Penny - "We are celebrating our differences, coming together for anti-bullying week"
CT - "I checked if my friend was okay after she fell over today. I also help Mrs Allen pick things up when she needs it because I know she has a bad back."
The whole school celebrated 'Hello Yellow' World Mental Health day by wearing yellow to support those with mental health issues. The breakfast club started the day with some yoga, then all children took part in wellbeing activities in class. We focussed on the mantra 'I am, I can, I have' and thought about affirming the positive aspects in our lives.