Sport, Health and Wellbeing
In February 2023 we rebranded our PE (physical education) and PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education – including our relationships curriculum), by merging them together as ‘Sport, Health and Wellbeing’.
Following pupil conferencing, we found that when children saw ‘PSHE’ written on the whiteboard as part of their day’s timetable, they were not able to clearly articulate what that meant. Nor did they clearly see the relationship between PE and PSHE.
We want our children to have a life-long interest in physical activity. We want them to recognise that managing their own wellbeing includes being aware of what one eats, and how exercise can help you mentally and physically. This is good not only for them individually, but for our community and society as a whole. After all, a physically active, mentally strong society will place less strain on our NHS.
Whilst the two curriculums continue as they are, we now make sure that straight after (or before) the weekly teacher taught ‘PE’ lesson, teachers always timetable in the weeks PSHE lesson. When putting this up on the board teachers will write it as ‘Sport, Health and Wellbeing’. The language and the flow from one session to the next, will be communicated to the children by the staff at all times so that children make those connections.
This rebranding was celebrated within a week of activities linked to Hampshire County Council ‘#WeCanWeek’ Campaign.
Which consisted of:
Mindful Monday – where children explored emotions and learnt how to process, seek support and look after their mental well-being.
Tasty Tuesday – all about understanding the importance of a healthy diet
Well-being Wednesday – this was linked to ‘Internet Safety Day’ and focused on how good communication can support children and keep them safe when using technology.
Together Thursday – recognise the need for inclusivity within our society.
Physical Friday – in which our Sports Ambassador and House Captains arranged some inter-house football based activities and trials.
For further information about the two curriculums within ‘Sport, Health and Wellbeing’ please click the links below.