Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education at St. Mary’s aims to develop the whole child. We hope to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions, tailoring our lessons to the needs of the children at Rothwell St. Mary’s. With ever growing pressures on young people, we take time each half term for our mental health work through MindMate, nurturing children’s emotional development and giving children space to ask questions in a safe and supportive environment.
Rothwell St Mary’s uses the Leeds PSHE scheme (You, Me and PSHE) with our diocesan RSE scheme interwoven.
Intent: Our intention is for the teaching and learning within PSHE, to be child-centred, pro-active and supportive of the current and individual needs of our pupils.
National Curriculum for PSHE and Mindmate:
We follow a scheme called TenTen for the teaching of RSE. Below is the curriculum coverage.
National School Meals Week 2023
Children’s Mental Health Week 2023
National School Meals Week 2021
National School Meals Week is the one week in the year when we celebrate all that is great about today’s school food, with this year’s activities taking place 29th November – 3rd December 2021. This year our focus at St Mary’s was on developing food confidence, educating our children further about the importance of balanced diet and embedding an understanding about ‘food for fuel’ and the benefits of good nutrition for learning!
Enjoying a nutritious two course school meal at lunchtime supports academic attainment, helps children to concentrate better and has a positive impact on behaviour in the classroom. As a school, we aim to support lifelong healthy eating habits!
Mrs Frankland and Mrs Collins worked together to create an exciting and varied menu for the week! We listened to the views of our children, expressed in a recent food survey conducted in school, and incorporated their ideas into a nutritious, balanced and delicious menu!
World Mental Health Day 2021
We had a wonderful day raising awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in our classrooms and outdoors in the sunshine. We wore bright and colourful clothing to show the rainbow in every corner of our school! Thank you all of our St Mary’s families who donated to our NHS gift bags. The children did a fantastic job decorating and packing the giftbags for the NHS workers who deserve our thanks and appreciation. We believe that learning about mental health and wellbeing in a child-friendly, age-appropriate way is essential for nurturing happy, healthy, empathetic children!
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
More than ever, it is essential to take the time to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Our whole St Mary’s team have been working together to support the mental health and overall wellbeing of our pupils, ensuring they are learning but are also happy, resilient and able to cope with an ever-changing situation.
This year’s theme was ‘Express Yourself’! Each class focused on the importance of being honest with their emotions and feelings, being themselves and expressing themselves in creative and enjoyable ways. Our week was full of art, D&T, music, dance, animation, sports, baking, cooking and so much more! It has been brilliant to see so many expressive and artistic activities taking place across school and in the home’s of our pupils too, and seeing the smiling faces of the children!