Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education (PSHE)
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. At Lytchett Matravers Primary School we believe that it’s very important that our pupils get an excellent, broad and well-balanced education that will teach them the necessary skills and prepare them for the future.
We seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: keeping safe, drug, financial, relationship and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
We are continuing to use the SCARF scheme of work created by the Coram Life Education. Coram Life Education is the leading provider of health, wellbeing and drugs education.
If you wish to discuss any part of the PSHE Curriculum then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs E Gould via the school office firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday 16th January 2023 Emma Norton from the Dorset Police Road Safety team came into school, to speak to all of our children. The children all took part in an age appropriate assembly with Emma. The aim of the assemblies were to ensure our children understand about road safety and how to keep themselves safe. At LMPS we believe it is important to get outside agencies into school to deliver these safety messages and vital life skills alongside our own PSHE curriculum.
Emma spoke to children about some of the dangers of the road, how to cross roads safely, signs and obstacles that they might come across when using the roads. They all learnt the ‘Green Cross Code’ and where they should cross the road safely.
The children really enjoyed the assemblies, they listened attentively and asked very sensible questions.
Spring Term 1 PSHE Curriculum
During this half-term in PSHE lessons teachers will be covering...
On Friday 18th November Lytchett Matravers Primary School supported Children in Need. All the children and staff came into school dressed ‘Spotacularly!’. As always everyone was very generous and we managed to raise £412.07 (£12 was kindly donated by Pre School).
Thank you to everyone for helping us support such a worthy cause.
On Monday 14th November all the children and staff at LMPS supported 'Odd Sock Day' as a launch to Anti-Bullying Week. Everyone came into school wearing odd socks, bright wacky and colourful!
Odd Sock Day is all about understanding and knowing that everyone is different and everyone is equal. It celebrates that we are all unique and special. Wearing odd socks is encouraging everyone to be themselves. We know that sometimes people can be bullied for being different. We are teaching our children that we must understand and respect that everyone has the right to be different.
The theme for this year's anti-bullying week is ‘REACH OUT’. This means that it is important to reach out and ask for help or tell someone if you are unhappy, sad or worried about something.
At LMPS we are making sure that our pupils know who they can go turn if they are hurt, unhappy or worried about anything, there will always be someone for them to talk too.
Throughout, Anti-Bullying week every class will be doing work and activities to raise awareness of what bullying is and how we can stamp it out in our school.
For more information about 'Odd Sock Day' or 'Anti-Bullying week' visit the website
Autumn Term 2 PSHE Curriculum
During this half-term the teachers will be covering in their PSHE lessons…
Summer Term 2 PSHE Curriculum
During this summer term, as part of the PSHE Curriculum, the children will be introduced to our Relationship Sex Education (RSE) programme. The lessons are part of the ’Growing and Changing’ theme in the SCARF scheme of work that our school follows.
All the lessons and materials used are age appropriate and ensure clear progression as the children move up through the school. The lessons will be delivered by the class teacher as part of their normal weekly PSHE lessons.
If you wish to discuss any part of the RSE curriculum please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Gould via the school office.
Summer Term 1 PSHE Curriculum
This term the theme is 'Being My Best' and the teachers will be teaching...
RSE Parent Consultation Feb/March 2022
Thank you to the parents that took the time to read the RSE consultation documents and complete the questionnaire. The general feedback was very positive about the content and delivery of our RSE curriculum. There was also some very complimentary comments about our wider PSHE curriculum.
In response to one comment ‘it would be great if we knew what the PSHE lessons were about so that we are prepared to discuss subjects that our children may want to talk about at home’. Each half-term I will be sending out a newsletter of the PSHE being covered for that half-term. This will give parents and carers an overview of that unit’s content.
For this half-term the teachers will be covering…
LMPS went crazy for Comic Relief! 2022
Everyone was invited to come into school in non-uniform with crazy hair, hats or wigs to raise money for Comic Relief 2022. There were lots of wacky hairstyles, fun wigs and hilarious hats on show, and we all had a fun Friday. Even the teachers got involved with some crazy headgear on show and the children voted on their favourite. Mrs Hancock won in a landslide victory.
Thank you to everyone who got involved and donated to such a worthy cause. Funny is power, and we all have the power to make a difference.
Children in Need 2021
The children and staff had a great day coming into school dressed in ‘Something Fun!’ – there were outrageous outfits, colourful combinations and spots galore. The Student Voice would like to thank everyone for supporting this worthy cause and helping the school raise an amazing £423.44. We are always so proud of our school and community that come together to support others even in these difficult times.
Odd Sock Day 2021
Odd Sock Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying week and this year it was on Monday 15th November. This year the theme behind the Anti-Bullying week is ‘One Kind Word’
As always staff and children at LMPS got involved and wore odd socks to school.
The idea behind Odd Sock day is to celebrate that ‘everyone is different’ and it’s good to be unique. It’s also a fun and exciting way to start Anti-Bullying week 2021.
There were lots of fun activities going on around school too. We had an Odd Sock treasure hunt for KS1 and in KS2 they did an orienteering course looking for the missing Odd Socks. Year 5 focused on the idea of ‘One Kind Word’ and created a ‘Kind Word Chain’ – all the children loved seeing all the kind words their peers wrote about them. Year 2 wrote some fantastic poems about Anti-Bullying and they look amazing displayed in the windows of their classrooms. Reception have designed and painted their own odd socks which look so bright and colourful hung up in their classroom.
We all agree that this is a great way to promote the Anti-Bullying message at LMPS.