Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE)
Firs Farm Primary School promotes the Spiritual, Moral, Cultural, Mental and Physical Development (SMSC) of its pupils through Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
At Firs Farm Primary School we follow the SEAL (Social & Emotional, Aspects of Learning) scheme of work, which gives the children the opportunity to discuss many moral, social and cultural issues, relevant to their everyday lives in and out of school. Pupils are effectively taught a variety of skills needed to become confident members of our local community and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Charity work is very important and we have been working with alzheimers.org.uk where the children have been learning about people who suffer with dementia. These lessons have taught the children about empathy and have given them vital understanding of someone they may know who struggles with the disease.
PSHE education also incorporates lessons relating to drug education, sex and relationship education (SRE) where teachers use the Christopher Winter Project to aid their teaching. We also deliver talks to parents to inform them when SRE is being taught, to look at resources and to encourage any questions.
Alongside PSHE education we believe the vision and ethos of the school should be based on a foundation of core values which are taught explicitly in lessons and through assemblies. These include the fundamental British Values as well as the Rights and Respecting Articles.
In July of 2015 we were awarded the Silver Healthy Schools Award, which shows acknowledgement to our Drugs Education. In October 2016 we achieved the Gold Award for the School Travel Plan. This is for the way Firs Farm promotes physical education. We are currently participating in a three year program called Bike It, which is sponsored by the charity SUSTRANS. This provides the children many cycling activities and events, such as Bling Your Bike, Dr Bike, Love your Bike and Bike clubs.