Category Archives: PSHE

Being responsible

As part of our PSHE lesson today, we focused on how vets have the responsibility of looking after animals. We discussed what we would need to provide to be responsible pet owns.

‘They need to be played with’ Jason
‘You need to give them food and water’ Frishta
‘You need to love them like I love my guinea pig’ Millie
‘They need to be taken for walks’ Amelie

We went on to discuss what we are responsible for.

Expressing and respecting opinions

Today in circle time, the Puffins were learning how to express their own opinions and to respect other people’s opinions. We all decided on 3 things we would like to change in our playground. We then used out sad face and happy face to discuss what the children’s opinions were. We also ensured if the children gave an opinion then they had to have a good reason for it.

‘I would like new seating because it’s too low for me’ Krista
‘I think we don’t need seats because they cost too much money’ Dora

‘I would love to have swings because they are fun’ Scarlett
‘I hate going on swings they are too high and you could kick someone in the playground’ Daisy B

Active listeners

As part of our circle time this week we’re showing how to be good active listener. First we started a discussion on what active listening is.

‘It’s when we look at the person talking’ Imogen
‘When we listen we have to face our friend or teacher’ Maya
‘We have to talk back about what has been said’ Harvey

After we played Chinese whispers to demonstrate good listening skills. Finally we acted out what bad listening looks like in a conversation and what good active listening looks like.

Being worried

As part of our PSHE session, we focused on the emotion of worry. The children discussed what the word worry means and to discuss the times they have felt worried.

‘I’m worried about looking after my pet guinea pig’ Millie
‘I get worried if I have to swim on my own’ Daisy G

We then thought about different strategies that could help us when we worry.
► Breathtaking deep breaths
► Counting to 10
► Saying positive things to yourself
► Sharing your worry with a friend

After the children made a worry monster to feed their worries to.

Similarities and differences

Today in PSHE the children discussed what they liked and didn’t also what is similar or difference to our friends.

‘I have the same hair as Krista but different coloured eyes’ Daisy B
‘I like to play football but Scarlett likes to dance’ Harvey

We then moved on to what makes us unique. The children had great fun exploring what makes them unique from their friends.

We finished the lesson reading Elmer the Elephant by David McKee.

Families

In PSHE today we focused on how all families are different. We shared with each other who is in our family and discussed what is the same and different in each family. We then read The Family Book by Todd Parr exploring different type of families.

“It ok to have different people in your family we love each other its great to have other people.” Imogen
“All people are different and that’s ok same as families. We all love each othe.r” Maya