At Christ the King, we aspire for all children to lead happy, successful lives. To prepare them for this, we explore a range of topics in PSHE to promote healthy lifestyles and relationships; mutual respect and social harmony; and an understanding of the behaviours and attitudes that are necessary in order to play meaningful roles in society.
"I really liked going in the life van with Rachel and learning about feelings and how to stay safe." (KS1)
"I loved odd socks day, it was really fun and we thought about how we are all different and special." (KS1)
"I liked learning a song about being brave for Anti-bullying week and performing it in the hall." (LKS2)
"The best thing we learned about was when we talked about our emotions and the best way to show them." (UKS2)
"My favourite lesson was when we talked about online safety and what things we should put online and what things should stay private." (UKS2)
"I liked learning about my mental health and how to stay safe." (LKS2)
PSHE Around Our School
We were visited by Rachel from SCARF, who went to each classroom to deliver life sessions about 'Our Wonderful Bodies' alongside Harold the Giraffe. The children learned about how to keep themselves safe and healthy and how to make the right decisions. We had a great week and can't wait to see Harold next time!
SCARF HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
Rachel from SCARF delivered a workshop on Healthy Eating for parents.
She offered tips on how to have happier and healthy mealtimes:
If you want to give your child a choice about their food, do it before you prepare the meal, but only give them a choice of two things. Once they've made their choice don't let them pester you into giving something else.
Serve small portions but have second helpings available.
Keep instructions like "eat up" to a minimum and remember to praise your child as soon as they follow your instructions.
When they do try something praise them.
Offer specific praise. For example, "Well done for eating your peas."
Try to reduce sugar levels. For example, no sugar on breakfast cereals.
Get the children involved in unpacking the shopping, putting food in the fridge.
Encourage your child to drink milk and water.
Drink other drinks through a straw so their teeth aren't exposed to them.
Our Year Five classes have taken part in Project Chameleon a ten week programme delivered by ex - Police Officer trainers educating pupils about different aspects of law and crime, helping them to make positive choices going forward.
I learnt what to do and what not to do in a situation that could get me in trouble. (Y5)
We learnt about the danger of having drugs. (Y5)
Never, ever, ever do drugs in your life, it can kill you and make you do bad things. (Y5)
If someone threatens you to give them your phone, give them it and run away because they might have a weapon. (Y5)
PEER MENTORING AT CTK!
In partnership with Manchester Healthy School's team Christ The King now have eight children who have been trained to as Peer Mentors. The Year Five and Year Six Peer Mentors run a session each Thursday lunchtime in the Year Three classroom where children can come and speak to them about any issues or worries they might have. Mentors and Mentees complete a 'wellbeing check in' sheet together and come up with possible solutions to the problem. Sessions are supervised by a member of staff from our Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
Our Peer Mentoring sessions are:
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I like being a peer mentor as I can help people and make sure everyone's ok. (Y5 Mentor)
I like being being a peer mentor as it cheers people up when I speak to them. (Y5 Mentor)
I like being a peer mentor so I can help people if they have any problems. (Y6 Mentor)
I like being a peer mentor because people sometimes need someone to talk to and when they talk to someone it lifts a weight off their shoulder. (Y6 Mentor)
It was good. I had someone to talk to. I could get the words out of my chest. (Y5 Mentee)
It was good. I did like his ideas of helping me. He encouraged me to keep going and take my mind off the thing that was bothering me. (Y5 Mentee)
Hello Yellow Day
In celebration of Hello Yellow Day, organised by Young Minds and World Mental Health Day, the children came to school wearing yellow accessories. We spoke about how important our mental health is and how to spot the signs that we or the people around us might need help. See how lovely the children looked in yellow!
World Kindness Day
To celebrate World Kindness Day, children practised different acts of kindness. These included donating toys and clothes to children in need, helping parents do the tidying up - even without being asked! - and drawing pictures for their families to express how much they love them.
Mikey donated some of his old toys to children who aren't as lucky as him.
This year’s theme was 'Reach Out.' We can challenge bullying and change it, starting by reaching out: reaching out to someone you trust if you need to talk and reaching out to someone you know is being bullying. The School Council hosted an Anti-Bullying Week poster competition. See our talented competition winners below!
Odd Socks Day
During Anti-Bullying Week we all wore our best and craziest odd socks for Odd Sock Day to celebrate our differences and the fact that we are all unique. We also started the week with an assembly about bullying so as all children know what it is and what to do if they spot it happening or feel that it is happening to them.
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
The theme for Children's Mental Health Week this year was Growing Together. During the week the children had sessions concentrating on personal growth, how they have changed and grown and how they can help others to grow.
Safer Internet Day
This years theme for Safer Internet Day was 'All Fun and Games?' The children were very lucky to have Rachel from SCARF visiting and delivering internet safety sessions to children in years 3 to 6. The children took part in workshops about how to keep themselves safe whilst online and had some very in depth discussions about about what to share and what not to share.
International Women's Day
The theme for International Women's Day this year was, 'Break The Bias.' Children throughout school were celebrating the day by focusing their day around a book featuring a woman who has made a difference in the world such as Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou, Greta Thunberg, Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst.
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