PSHE gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
We provide opportunities for our pupils and their families to participate in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so they learn to be self aware, recognise their own worth, manage their own feelings, make and sustain relationships, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, and to understand how they are developing personally and socially. Children are given the opportunity to explore many of the moral, social, cultural and spiritual issues that are relevant to their lives.
Our pupils experience the process of democracy in school through the election of class representatives, who make up the school council. They are encouraged to voice their views, ideas and opinions through this process, thus making a positive contribution to the school community.
At Hillborough we have adopted the Sainsbury's School Games Values as our own and are working as a school to encourage our staff and pupils to keep these in mind every day. By doing this we hope that our children will learn to appreciate each other and grow up to be kind, compassionate and responsible members of society.
THE VALUES ARE
Relationships and Health Education
Exciting things are happening in PSHE with Relationships and Health Education soon to become statutory in 2020. This means that our current lesson based PSHE curriculum is changing.Our new curriculum will be taught as before using a spiral approach which means topics will be revisited and knowledge developed. Each year will begin with a ‘Getting to know you’ week where pupils identify strengths and goals, develop a class charter and look at keeping safe (on and off-line). Throughout the rest of the year, other topics covered will include: Valuing Differences, Keeping Safe, Emotions, Growing up, Money, Healthy Lifestyles and Relationships, Rights and Responsibilities. Lessons will be taught weekly and consolidated by workshops, visitors and drop-down days (such as Diversity Day).
Our school is participating in the CHILL study which aims to find out whether reducing air pollution from traffic is good for children’s health. The researchers are particularly interested in whether interventions to reduce air pollution improve the growth of children’s lungs. They are also interested in children’s respiratory symptoms (like wheezing, sneezing, coughing), whether they have had to miss school for chest problems, and what impact these may have had on their parents. Finally, they are interested in children’s physical activity levels and how much air pollution they are exposed to.
The study is running in primary schools across in central London and Luton. The CHILL team work with each participating school annually for four years, following up the same children. Each year they visit on two days, working with up to two classes per day.In the first year, they provide an exciting educational session about air pollution and health to the whole class/year group. During this session, their research team completes health checks with those children who decide to take part, at the back of the class or in a separate room. As part of the health check, they would fit each child with an activity/GPS monitor to wear on their hip for 7 days, which they come back to collect.
CHILL began in Hillborough Junior School in July 2018 with our year 3 cohort. The study will follow those children as they progress through our school with the team visiting and recording data annually.