At St Cecilia’s Catholic Junior School we are committed,
We follow the You, Me and PSHE scheme of work, which is Quality Assured by the PSHE Association and the Journey in Love Scheme for Sex Education, which is the recommended programme for Catholic Schools. The content of RSHE is divided into seven strands:
Where natural links allow, PSHE is also taught through other subjects, such as PE, History and English. This is to increase the our children's understanding and to develop a "real life" approach to the development of the "whole child".
RSHE is taught by class teachers, through discreet lessons, circle time and through other subjects. At some point in the year, each class will also receive RSHE sessions from Miss Quigley, who will also deliver curriculum content. Sometimes, we are lucky enough to have outside speakers in our school assemblies to talk to us about issues which they wish to raise awareness of. This wide range of RSHE opportunities helps our children to develop into well-rounded, responsible individuals.
You can find out what we are up to by visiting out Twitter page @StCeciliascjs
And search for the following hashtag;
Anti Bullying Week 2019
Over the last two week, we have been promoting the key messages of this year's anti-bullying event 'Change Starts With Us 2019' . The children have heard about the importance of being kind. They have taken part in drama workshops with Helen O'Grady Drama School and wore blue on Friday 15th November. Further work in class during PSHE lessons reinforced the key messages:
The School Council have refreshed the school's Anti Bullying Charter, which agrees 6 main promises displyed in all classrooms.
This week we have celebrated 'Children's Mental Health Week' and the theme was 'Find your brave'. The week has been about children sharing, learning and helping each other to FIND THEIR BRAVE. Our message was that Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Every class took part in a 'Show and Tell'activity where the children shared an object, story or photograph about them doing something where they found THEIR BRAVE. The children listened to and Assembly about what BRAVE is and a film clip from the 'Greatest Showman ' was used. ROAR materials were used this week and 'BASICS BOB' one of our ResiliANTS' was promoted as a challenge activity to do at home and school. Every child who completed the challenge activity was given an extra play. A competition was run alongside the week to design a brave cartoon character; prizes and sweets were handed out for the children's efforts.
Thank you to everyone who took part in raising awareness of Children's Mental Health Week.
Homeschooling Writing Challenge 6 - Letters
The lock-down challenge before half-term was linked to PSHE. The children were challenged to write a letter to their future selves to describe lockdown life. Well done to all children who got involved. Why don't you have a read through their fabulous work?
Maisie (Year 6)
Maisie tuned in to Frank Cottrell Boyce's online lesson and got involved, her task was to write a letter to her future self. All children's work during lock-down is posted on our school Twitter account (@StCeciliascjs) and, when we put Maisie's work on Twitter, we tagged Frank Cottrell Boyce in. We were delighted when we noticed that Maisie's letter was read out on Instagram by actress Annabelle Dowler. This a fabulous achievement for Maisie, we are so proud of her.
Click on or copy the link into your browser to hear Maisie's letter.