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. It is designed to 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.
Our schools curriculum is based on the AMV LA’s agreed syllabus for RE. We ensure that our curriculum covers all areas of this and that children are provided with opportunity to reflect on their learning.
The 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 and that within in this it takes into account the teachings and practise of other major religions.
Our teaching and learning styles in RE allow pupils to develop their understanding, apply this to their own lives and then extend their knowledge or religions, traditions and culture to their wider community. We organise for children to visit places of worship, engage with local religious performances and engage with religious festivals, for example, Diwali and Easter.
Every year we hold a ‘Festivals of Light’ celebration where we look at festivals from around the world. During these times we look at the religion connected with that festival and again use this to develop our knowledge of religion within the wider community of the world.
Festivals of light
We celebrated festivals of light by learning about several different festivals, Foundation Stage focused on Bonfire Night, Year 1 St Martins Day, Year 2 Diwali, Year 3 Chinese New Year, Year 4 Mawlid, Year 5 Hanukkah and Year 6 Loi krathong. We learnt about these festivals in many different ways including cooking, dancing and lots of art work.
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.
As part of our commitment to our children, and in compliance with the Education Act 1996, we teach R.E in accordance with the Bristol’s Agreed Syllabus for R.E published in 2005.
From Nursery through to Year 6, our children receive exposure to Christianity, Hinduism, Sikism, Islam and Judaism. These religions are taught in a creative and accessible way, to ensure all children gain quality teaching.