PSHE and Values

Children's Mental Health 

 

Parents

“Now, more than ever, parenting is about doing the best we can, with what we have.” – Mental Health.org

Being a parent can be challenging at the best of times, in ‘normal’ circumstances. At the moment, the extraordinary times in which we are living are challenging to even the strongest of people. So, whilst we are primarily promoting Children’s Mental Health Week, now, more than ever it is an important time to focus on every person’s mental well-being. Staying at home more or having to work during a difficult situation can put different pressures on everyone so if you find you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, anger and/or sadness, know that you are not alone. When you're struggling, it's okay to reach out for support from friends, families and organisations that are there to help.

Below are some links to webpages which may be useful to parents during lockdown.
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/parenting-during-coronavirus-outbreak
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/mental-health-parenting/

Our family workers are also available to provide support
clegg@bramingham.net - Miss Cath Legg
galtaf@bramingham.net - Mrs Gulnaz Altaf

PSHE
Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.
 
At Bramingham Primary school, the teaching of PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent, safe and responsible members of society. It helps them to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse community, showing respect for all and developing a sense of their own self-worth. Our PSHE curriculum, which is underpinned by our school values, ensures that all children leave us with the tools and confidence to tackle the various moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up . 
 

Our long-term planning has been informed by the PSHE Association's guidelines which has been adapted to suit our curriculum; each topic within our planning has a question focus.

Please note that the summer term is subject to change as we will introduce the Christopher Winter Project which is the PSHE Association's approved programme for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in Luton.

 

Values-based Education (VbE)

Alongside our PSHE curriculum are our values, which we implement and refer to on a daily basis. We feel that by doing this, it promotes a way of being that values the self, others and the environment. This is turn will help with developing self-awareness, mutual respect, communication skills and a solid moral compass. 

Throughout the year, we will focus on one value per month (based on a  two year cycle).


Our values are 

Month

Cycle A

Cycle B

September

Peace

Choice

October

Unity

Equality

November

Patience

Kindness

December

Resilience

Perseverance

January

Understanding

Empathy

February

Responsibility

Care

March

Gratitude

Happiness

April

Independence

Optimism

May

Respect

Love

June

Being Healthy

Self-belief

July

Friendship

Forgiveness

August

Honesty

Courage

 
National Events this month you may want to discuss with your child at home.
 
SEPTEMBER
 
British Beach clean
Day of charity
First Aid day
Disability awareness day
International day of democracy
Recycle week
Day of peace
Gratitude day
Car-free day
National fitness day
September's Value Challenge
  
  • A "peace crane" is an origami crane used as symbol of peace. The Peace Crane Project invites every student on the planet to fold an origami crane, write a message of peace on its wings, then exchange it with another student.

  • Your task is to create a crane (your can also create a dove or a heart) and write a message of peace. This can be a message for inner peace or world peace.

  • Take a picture of you giving your crane to a member of the family, another student, or someone else you know to help spread the message of peace.

You could also decide to create a peace heart or dove. Resources can be found below.
Role models for our value - PEACE
 
Check back at the end of September to see who our Value Role models are.
 
5 Good reasons for implementing VbE - By Neil Hawkes (Founder of Values-based Education)
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Supporting your child during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


Below are the links to registered charities’ webpages, who are committed to the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. They have provided some tips, advice and information on where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and when they return to school
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Young Minds UK - Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic.

NSPCC - Keeping children safe at school: Returning to school and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mental health Foundation UK - Tips for parents and caregivers: preparing your child to return to school .