Boris, HeartSmart’s very own purpose-built Robot, provides a fun, interactive and dynamic way for children to explore their hearts, the very thing that makes them unique.
Heartsmart follows five main principles that the children review each week. We focus on a different one each half term:
Please follow the links below for more information and how you can help your child be ‘Heartsmart’ at home.
Whole School Heartsmart Overview
The EYFS framework is organised differently to the National Curriculum that is used for children in Year 1 to Year 6: it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas.
The table below identifies the statements taken from the 2020 Development Matters which are prerequisite skills for PSHE within the National Curriculum.
The most relevant statements for PSHE are taken from the following areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
PSHE forms a huge part of our early years curriculum at St.Peter’s and is fundamental to development in all areas of the EYFS curriculum. It feeds into all areas of learning on a daily basis and our Nursery and Reception also take part in weekly focussed Heartsmart sessions.
Mental Health Champions
Mental health at St.Peter's is very much a priority. We have recognised the impact that Covid-19 has had on our children and have provided workshops which promote mental health and educate pupils as part of the new compulsory PSHE curriculum.
We are proud to have provided this workshop from 'Onegoal' to all of our classes from Year to Year 6 so that we have a school of Mental Health Champions!
The idea behind the Mental Health Champion workshops is that children are given the opportunity to learn and experience:
- What mental health is and what factors can affect it.
- The differences between good mental health and poor mental health.
- How to recognise the signs of poor mental health and how to seek help.
- How to take daily care for their own mental health and manage stress using a variety of evidenced based best strategies.
- Encouragement to support the mental health of other children in the school.