At St Paul's C of E Primary School, we are educated for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school.

 

Sugar Basics Leaflet

An overview of key information about sugar. It is information that we (health promoters, teachers, business owners and parents) need to know so that we in turn can help others in the community make healthier choices.

  • Anti-Bullying Week 2017

  • Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal'.

    This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

  1. empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

  2. help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying

  3. encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality

  4. enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

Healthy Schools London Update

It’s official, St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Kingston Hill has been awarded the ‘Healthy Schools London Gold Award’! We are very joyful to have achieved this high accolade for our work on improving awareness, knowledge and understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing. We are the first Primary school in Kingston to achieve this gold award.

This has been the culmination of three years hard work but it does not end here. Look out for our work in this crucial field of your child’s education over the next term, with two planned ‘Wellness days’ and a ‘Mental Health Signposting’ evening for parents in November.

PSHE Presentation

A presentation outlining the themes running through PSHE and its place within the national curriculum.

NSPCC ‘PANTS’ Campaign

PANTS is a really easy way for you to explain the Underwear Rule to your child:

  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

Learn more on the NSPCC website.

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Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE) enables pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

Pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. They become more mature, independent and self-confident. They learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it. They develop their sense of moral responsibility and they learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health.

Pupils at St Paul's are encouraged to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. They learn how society is organised and governed and they experience the process of democracy through the school council. Emphasis is placed on the qualities of care, consideration, confidence and courtesy. St Paul's School strives to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all its pupils.

Promoting British Values

As a staff, we have agreed to teach discrete lessons on British Values each term in order to embed them within St Paul’s. The five fundamental British values are: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

More information about how we teach these values can be found on the Promoting British Values page.

Promoting Positive Mental Health (MOLAR)

We have also decided to have at least one lesson on mental health using our term ‘MOLAR’ which we set up in 2015 as part of us earning our Silver Healthy Schools Award.  Each letter stands for a particular area to support positive mental health:.

M: Mindfulness O: Others L: Learning A: Active R: Relationship

Learn more about MOLAR.

Currently, Year 3 are trialling the Friends for Life programme whereby the whole class are given their own special book to work through during PSHE lessons.  This programme promotes important personal development concepts such as self-esteem, problem-solving, self-expression, and building positive relationships with peers and adults.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

At St Paul’s, we are still dipping into the SEAL programme which covers a wide range of themes.  Year groups decide which are most suitable for the cohort on a year by year basis.  Themes include: New beginnings, Getting on and falling out, Say no to bullying, Going for goals, Good to be me, Relationships and Change.

Barnet Scheme of Work

From September 2017, each year group is going to introduce at least one unit from the Barnet Emotional Well-being and PSHE Framework. There are three core themes to choose from: Health and Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. We will trial this and decide whether we want to include more lessons from this scheme in 2018.

 Well-being Days

From September 2016, we have introduced new off-curriculum days to help promote positive mental health.

2017-18

Civil Rights

Year 5 have been learning about Civil Rights and in particular focused on the campaigners Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. They looked at standing up for what you believe is right just as Rosa Parks did. Then they created a roleplay of the incident that led to the bus boycott in Alabama. They also created their own roleplays based on  Malorie Blackman's book 'Noughts and Crosses' and created their own leaflets on Martin Luther King.

 

Road Safety

The whole school have had a lesson and assembly on road safety. Year 1 had a community officer come in to chat to them about what you should and should not do near roads.

 

SugarSmart

We are now a 'SugarSmart' school! St Paul's recognises that for the first time in history that there are more people who are overweight than underweight and children today are predicted to be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents due to diet and inactivity. 1 in 3 children enter secondary school overweight or obese and St Paul's wants to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, all classes are encouraged to participate in 'The Golden Mile' - an initiative to run as many miles as possible over the course of a school year - and to monitor the amount of sugar we eat. 

A whole school 'SugarSmart' competition was launched where children were able to create a project that offered healthy alternatives to some sugary treats. Check out our entrance hall display for some of the winners!

Each class participated in lessons that looked at being 'SugarSmart'. Some classes looked a food labels, others had homework which required finding lower sugar alternatives to food sucha s yoghurt and baked beans and some classes even made their own low sugar treats!

You can find out more information on the SugarSmart website -https://www.sugarsmartuk.org/

 

Wellbeing Day - Overcoming Adversity

The whole school participated in a Wellbeing Day that tackled overcoming adversity! One of our governors, Jo Hayman, came in to talk to us about how our brain reacts to certain situations and how we can learn to deal with tricky situations. Year 4 learnt about people who had faced adversity and overcome it such as Stephen Hawking, Year 5 created their own life graphs to see what they had already overcome despite feeling like they would not be able to overcome it at the time, Year 6 looked at how to be self-aware and socially aware and made their own 5-point scales so they could recognise when they were finding things tricky and how to move on from this.

 

Teamwork, Turn-taking and British Values

Reception have been working hard to improve thier communication and social skills. Here are some photos of their visit to Richmond Park; they had to make the log bounce and work together without excluding each other. They did very well and managed to all stay on the log! 

They have also tried hard to take turnswithout interrupting each other which you can see they have done  during music and story telling.

 

Community Jigsaw

Year 3 and 4 made a jigsaw all about themselves and how as a class, despite their differences, fit together and make a community.

 

PANTS Campaign

Year 4 made wrote the rules of our PANTS Campaign and attached them to actual pants!

 

Plastic Pollution

Year 4 are currently focusing on being good citizens and have linked their English unit to the problems of plastics. They have written letters to local supermarkets about how they could reduce the amount of plastic and even made their own sustainable bags.

 

Sign Language

Year 5 have been focusing on healthy bodies and looked at the effects of drugs on the body. They created their own pamphlets on the dangers of alcohol and created their own anti-smoking adverts. They have also learnt about deaf awareness and discovered the different solutions available for people hard of hearing. They expereienced what it was like to lipspeak and lipread, to communicate only through body language and learn Makaton - a version of sign language. Mr Robertson's mum came in to talk to them about her cochlea implant and how we could all make life easier for somebody who is hard of hearing.

 

British Values Debate

Year 6 held a debate about the five British Values (see above!) and also looked at what they could do to help their learning by setting expectations for the year ahead.

 

Positive Body Image

The whole school participated in a well being day that focused on positive body image in the autumn term. We looked at what body image was; how to improve each other's and our own body image; what negative vs. positive body image is and how body image is portrayed in our society; wrote and drew descriptions of ourselves to increase good body image and remembered that we are all different, all unique and all equal. This linked nicely to out Anti-bullying week a few weeks later.