(Personal, Social and Health Education) is a focus for children to learn the skills to be able to acquire the knowledge and understanding they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives, encouraging them to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes in their lives. At Meadow View, from EYFS to Year 6, discussions around these topics allow the children to develop their confidence, resilience and self-esteem focusing on making decisions and choices to help them develop an understanding of themselves and the world they live in.
As part of promoting health and well-being around school, the children at Meadow-View will be joining in half-termly whole-school active events. Advice from the government and NHS says that children should be getting 60 minutes of physical activity a day, 30 minutes at school and 30 minutes at home. Active events are one of the ways that we make sure children are active in school as well as one of the ways we try to promote enjoying being active.
This time the children complete fitness circuits. With one minute of exercise and one minute of rest, the aim was to get the children' heart rates up and it certainly worked. Pupils did one minute of: high knees; step ups or high jumps (depending on year group); active balancing and mountain climbers. And the event was led by 7 fantastic volunteers from year 5, who did the demonstrations and gave out house points to children working hard.