Personal, social and emotional development is a vital prerequisite for being an effective learner. Opportunities to develop personal, social and emotional skills are embedded in our practice.
Philosophy for children is an approach used across the school to support the children’s thinking, reasoning and questioning. This in turn contributes to the children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. Children learn how to think and communicate well and to think better for themselves.
The PSHE curriculum includes units of work on identity, physical and mental health and wellbeing, sex and relationship education, financial capability, drug, alcohol and tobacco education and cooking.
Participation in whole school events such as sports day, performances, outings to the theatre and Summer and Winter Fairs instil a sense of community into our children. The ‘house’ system fosters opportunities to take social responsibility, for example through the buddy system and house competitions.
Opportunity to develop team building skills come through participation in Sporting events, school journey and Islington events such as the computing fair.
The children have a rich offer of PE including dance, gymnastics, games, swimming and sessions with the specialist sports coaches, swimming. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
We teach our children to:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
be physically active for sustained periods of time