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PSHE at Firthmoor Primary School


Our aim for PSHE is to enable our children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society.  We encourage them to take responsibility for their own health and well-being and to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and wider community, and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

At Firthmoor Primary School, we follow the PSHE Association Scheme of Work.  It is based on the three core themes of: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  Teaching includes circle time sessions and group work.

Relationships Education is covered within the PSHE Scheme of Work, and puberty links to the Science curriculum.

Themes such as Anti-bullying Week and Safer Internet Day are covered as a whole school.

Visitors are invited in to enhance topics such as healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.

Useful websites relating to Mental Health & Wellbeing, Covid-19 Support, Healthy Eating and First Aid

Mencap – Pause and Reflect

Child Bereavement UK

Young Minds

Young Minds – Support for Parents

Childline – Coping with Stress

NHS – Every Mind Matters

NSPCC – Worried about COVID-19

Dove – Help for Parents

NHS – Change for Life

Rail Safety Session Tuesday 12th March

The Education Officer from the Bishopline Community Rail Partnership delivered a session on rail safety to the children in Y3SB/RH.

Safer Internet Day 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 took place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.

Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we it covers am online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online. Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day focused on change online, this includes covering:

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline

Year 1

The children created a video and completed worksheets to explain how to keep safe online.


On Safer Internet Day, our Year 2 children enjoyed an assembly about the day, how we use the internet and how we can keep ourselves safe online.

In class, we listened to and discussed the story of Mo and Jaz. We talked about, what we can do if a video changes suddenly to something scary.

We thought about how we would feel, what we should do next and how an adult can help.

Then the children looked at and discussed the theme of Safer Internet Day ‘Inspiring Change?’ and completed activities about this.

Year 3

The children in Year 3 watched the BBC Safer Internet Day Live Lesson. The children read the story Troll Stinks and wrote kind texts to little Troll to make her feel better after the goats had sent unkind texts. They also discussed scenarios related to online issues and how to deal with them. They then created what matters to me pictures.

Year 4 NT

In year 4 we joined in the live assembly learning all about being safe online. We then discussed what we should and should not do to stay safe online

Year 5 MT

The children focussed on cyber bullying, how to deal with it and how to stay safe online.

Year 5 LJ

As part of Safer Internet Day, Y5LJ thought about how the internet influences us.  The children discussed positive and negative influences of social media and the internet, before moving on to think about influencers and what they do.  They thought about how an influencer could use their power for good and also how they might have a negative influence on people.  Year 5 then created their own influencers, thinking about how they might influence others and how they could make a positive mark on the internet.

Year 6 DM

The Year 6 children focussed on:

  • young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • using the internet to make change for the better
  • the changes young people want to see on the internet
  • the things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

Children’s Mental Health Week took place from 5-11 February 2024. The theme this year is ‘My Voice Matters’.

My Voice Matters is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves.

Throughout the school the children took part in activities to help them understand what mental health is and how we can look after our mental health.


The nursery children were asked what makes them happy and drew a picture of it. This was put together as a video presentation.

Year 1

The children read some books and wrote down their worries.

The children made some videos talking about why ‘My Voice Matters.’

Year 2TH

Year 2/3 HI

Year 3

Year 3 completed English work based on the book ‘What’s Going on Inside My Head.’  They discussed what mental health is, how to take care of themselves to have a good mental health and a plan of ideas to do if something is bothering them.  The children then created posters about what matters to them.

Year 4

The children made a video explaining mental health, how to show to others that they matter and their top tips feeling better when something has upset them.

Year 5LJ

Y5LJ learnt about the theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week – ‘My Voice Matters’.  They discussed what it means to matter, how people can show you that you matter and how it feels if you feel that you matter.  They linked this to the environment, thinking about how children can use their voices to make a difference, with a focus on Greta Thunberg.  Year 5 also found out about other children who had used their voices to make a difference.  They thought about a Picture News article from a couple of weeks ago, where a little boy started a petition to change an emoji he found offensive.  They also learnt about Malala Yousafzai and how she used her voice to make a difference.

The children then thought about what matters to them, recording this with pictures and writing.  They then wrote a letter of gratitude to somebody who made them feel as though they mattered.

Year 5MT

In Y5MT the children were introduced to Children’s Mental Health Week using the website Place2B. 

They then worked in groups to express their voice on 3 questions:

1) What is the best thing about being in this class

2) What is important to me?

3) If I were headteacher for a day, what would I change?

Then they discussed as a class how these discussions could be used to show their voice matters e.g. share ideas with school council. 

They also discovered about how having a positive mental attitude helps.

Year 6

The children in Year 6 watched a video clip from BBC Teach and then considered how it made the characters feel. They thought about why characters acted as they did and what could be done to prevent people behaving this way. 

Anti-Bullying Week 2023: Make a Noise About Bullying

We took part in Anti-Bullying Week this year. It is coordinated in England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. It took place from 13 to 17 November 2023 with the theme Make a Noise About Bullying.


             Several Times on Purpose 

           Start Telling Other People

Classes learnt

  • how to report bullying or anything they are worried about
  • that there are people who care and can help if they are struggling with a bullying-related issue
  • the types of bullying

Year 1

The children in Year 1 made an Anti-Bullying Pledge and a ‘Making a Noise Video’ video. They discussed who the trusted adults are that they speak to.

Make a noise!!


Year 3

The children in Year 3 watched the BBC Live Lesson during Anti-Bullying Week.  They read ‘We’re All Wonders’ and they learnt about how if we all make a noise then it can help but it needs everyone to make the noise.



In Miss True’s class the children sorted what they thought were the effects of bullying against what isn’t.  They concluded that they could all be affects of bullying as all people react differently to situations.


Year 5LJ


Year 6 DM


Beyond the Kitchen

We welcomed a nutritionist into school from our catering provider, Chartwells.

She delivered to the children one of Chartwells educational programmes, with a theme of nutrition and wellbeing.

Using their educational workshops, Chartwells aim to bring learning to life and help young people to build a personal toolkit of knowledge, skills and inspiration that carries them into adulthood and empowers them to become passionate about their own health, wellbeing and future around them.

Our special visitor

Children recently welcomed a special visitor into school. Deacon the Guide Dog works for RNIB, and he and his humans came in to tell us about the fantastic work they do for the visually impaired.

We enjoy hearing all about the great work people do for various charities. We hope you like the pictures of Deacon below.

Safer Internet Day 2023

Healthy Eating – British Nutrition Foundation Week

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