Health and Wellbeing
At Asquith we are committed to the development of the children's social, emotional skills and their health and well-being. We are committed to developing the children's responsibility to themselves, others in school and the wider community around them.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables pupils to become well rounded individuals, who can make the right choices to enable themselves to be healthy, independent and responsible young people.
Every week we have an ethos statement which is covered within key stage assemblies.
From Year 1 to Year 6 children are taught about drugs education.
It is in Year 5 and 6 when children learn about puberty and sex. Parent are invited to a meeting to discuss what is taught and to look at resources that are used.
What are Mindmate lessons?
Mindmate lessons are an exciting and modern way to teach aspects of the social, emotional and mental health curriculum. These lessons use stories and video clips to really encourage the children to think and discuss key issues such as strong emotions and life changes.
They cover six strands from Year 1 to Year 6.
Please see an overview of these strands in the attached document.
If you would like to know more about this please speak to Miss Shirra (Year One class teacher.)
Well-Being Curriculum Evening
We had a fantastic evening to celebrate all that we do to support our children's health and well-being. Parents and children had the oppotunity to join in with Yoga, dancing, mindfulness colouring, cosy reading and many more activities. Parents were welcomed to learn about PSHE, MindMate, PE, Investors in People, Anti-bullying and behaviour at Asquith Primary School. During this evening our Well-being homework was dispalyed for family and friends to come and see (please see photos at the top of this page.) Children had thought about how they keep themselves happy and healthy out of school.
One PE lesson a week is taught by an external sports coach. The focus of the lessons are games skills. Every half term a different year group are invited to take part in a sports competition against the other local primary schools.