PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Through the teaching of PSHE, using the Jigsaw curriculum, we ensure we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life and promote British values.
PSHE is taught on a weekly basis through exposure and discussions around 6 different themes, ensuring these are sensitive to the age and ability of our children.
The themes are;
- Term 1 - Being me in my world
- Term 2 - Celebrating difference
- Term 3 - Dreams and goals
- Term 4 - Healthy me
- Term 5 - Relationships
- Term 6 - Changing me
Please click to download the PSHE curriculum overview
Anti-bullying Week and Odd Socks Day - Triple R is a creative programme designed to teach your young people to Recognise, Report and Resolve all forms of bullying. The programme works with thousands of young people across the UK to help spread important messages related to bullying, E-Safety and mental health. The theme this year for Anti-Bullying is Choose respect over bullying. The children have taken part in workshops run by Unique Voice, these covered different aspects that support their learning around Anti-bullying. Year 6 have been writing some anti-bullying poems - below is one from a Year 6 child. For Odd Socks Day we encouraged all children to join the school adults in wearing odd socks to school. We enjoyed the children sharing their individuality with us!
The religious education provision and curriculum at Fair Furlong Primary School has been designed to cover, compare and reflect on a wide range of religions and cultures. Our schools curriculum is based on the Discovery RE curriculum. We ensure that all pupils, from Nursery to Year 6 are provided with the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of major world faiths and allows pupils to explore keys questions.
Religious Education forms an integral part in our schools’ spiritual, moral and social teaching along with promoting citizenship. We believe this is achieved through the range of religions taught and the opportunity to compare these to one another, but also our own beliefs.
In line with the ERA (Education Reform Act 1988), our RE syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, however, our City is home to a wide range of faiths and beliefs.
Our teaching and learning styles in RE allow pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding, and reflect upon their own beliefs. We take every opportunity to enrich children's experiences of RE through trips, workshops, visits and visitors.
Year 3 were lucky enough to visit the River of Life Church and find out up close about the nativity story, they walked through the story and explored the different scenes.
Visits to places of worship
Reception had a wonderful trip to Bristol Cathedral on Wednesday. Their topic is 'Busy Builders' and it was amazing to see one of Bristol's most impressive buildings! They learnt about what Christians do at church and the different features of the Cathedral. The day was packed with lots of activities, including making stained-glass windows, making and designing a crucifix and learning the story of Noah's Ark. The children all made their own dove to hang on a tree which will be out at the Cathedral for the next few weeks for everyone to see. We are very proud of how well the children listened and joined in with the activities, and a fantastic day was had by all.
In Term 3 we celebrated Chinese New Year. Children enjoyed listening to Chinese music and watching some exciting Chinese dancing. They tasted some delicious Chinese food and completed some arts and crafts which included making some Chinese lanterns.