Physical and Mental Health Education (PSHE)

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Physical health and mental wellbeing education is statutory part of RSHE curriculum and the 35 statements are  found here

Children are taught explicitly through PSHE lessons, using ‘Lifewise’ as a resource, as well as complemented through assemblies and through class discussion.

The progression of learning for PSHE @ TMS is found here.

  • Mental wellbeing: There is a normal range of emotions people feel, children are taught a vocabulary linked to feelings, benefits of physical well being on mental wellbeing, self care, recognition of loneliness, bullying impacts  mental wellbeing.
  • Internet safety and harms: The internet has many benefits, the importance of screen time discussion, respectful online behaviour, and can have a negative affect on mental health. Children are taught how to report concerns. Online safety forms a part of the computing curriculum (iLearn2) and is supplemented by Natterhub. 
  • Physical health and fitness: Benefits of a healthy lifestyle, risks associated with unhealthy lifestyle, how to report risks or concerns.
  • Healthy eating: Balanced diet and risks associated with unhealthy diet.
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco: Facts about harmful substances and risks. This includes medicine and legal drugs.
  • Health and prevention: Recognise early signs of illness, dangers of the sun exposure, sleep, oral hygiene, personal hygiene and vaccinations.
  • Basic first aid: How to call for emergency services, concepts of basic first aid.
  • Changing adolescent body: Puberty  (Brooke handout on Puberty here)- physical and emotional changes, menstruation (Brooke handout on periods – here). This is found in the science curriculum, as well as an integral part of the RSE curriculum.