"A growing body of research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships." (PSHE Association, 2016)
The aim of our Life skills curriculum is to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world by building resilient, balanced and happy minds at school and at home. Our Life skills curriculum covers British Values, Relationships Education and Personal, Social and Health Education. It is split into three core themes:
-Health and Wellbeing
-Living in the wider world
Our Life skills curriculum is part of everything we do at Tyntesfield. We always strive to find opportunities within the school day to teach our pupils about values, friendships, diversity, money, looking after ourselves and much more. This is done through other curriculum subjects such as Computing, Science and Woody Wanderers or taught discretely when necessary.
You can keep up to date with all of the exciting things we learn through our Life Skills Curriculum using the hashtag #TPSlifeskills.
As part of our Wellbeing journey, we have implemented and developed Wellness Wednesdays.
These days are progressive and structured, aiming to teach the children about their brain, character strengths, gratitude, building positive relationships, goal setting and engaging with the world. The children explore important topics such as peer to peer abuse and being kind to ourselves.
Our Wellness Wednesdays have been a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about key life skills, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to reflect and develop as individuals. During Wellness Wednesdays, pupils complete Gratitude Journals to support them in developing gratitude as a habit. They reflect upon what they are proud of, who they are thankful for, how their friends would describe them and what they are lucky for.
We are so excited to see how the pupils continue to build their skills of appreciation, confidence and resilience to develop as reflective learners who will thrive in tomorrow’s world.
Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’