Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. At Millbrook Primary, we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school. In doing so we develop their sense of worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure they experience the process of democracy in school through the school and eco councils. The class representatives meet regularly to discuss school matters. We teach them about rights and responsibilities and they learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) development plays a significant part in a child's ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life.
The PSHE/SMSC coordinator is: Miss Paul
Wellbeing team members: Mrs May, Miss Connelly, Mr Cubbin, Mrs Andrew, Mrs King, Mrs Lawson.
This year the Wellbeing team will be working together to:
To develop a profile of GD to identify children as GD in wellbeing subjects.
We asked the children 'What do you like about P.S.H.E'
"I like it when we do safety week and healthy schools week because we have lots of visitors teaching us new things.”
“Doing our theme days and trying the different foods from around the world."
"I liked learning about Henna from our visitors on diversity day”
“I liked it when the fire engine came”
“Our safety squad visit- I know how to stay safe, it was fun!”
Values assembly - Tolerance
Rev. Tim Hayes did a values assembly on tolerance which is our value of the term.
PSHE ambassador assembly
Lets end hate crime event with year 6.
The Sophie Lancaster trust cam in and did a workshop with the children to raise awareness of hate crime.
Smoke Free Gates
The safety squad have put posters up outside school to extend out smoke free school to outside the school gates too. Public health came in to support the children do this.
Alzheimer's awareness day
All the children came to school in a hat with a special memory they would never like to forget. This was all to raise awareness of Alzhimer's.
Public speaking: Millbrook Joke competition
Voice Box is a UK-wide joke competition for schools, which reminds people that all children need support to build their communication skills and confidence and some need additional specialist help to speak and/or understand what is being said to them. The competition is run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). We hosted our own joke afternoon to boost the children's confidence when speaking publicly.There were 3 entries from each class and they performed their joke in front of the whole school. The chair of Governors then picked a winner. Well done to everyone who took part.
Cash box launch
We have launched Millbrook Saver’s Club alongside the credit union. The money saved with a credit union is protected by the FSCS just like a bank. Teaching children about money is an essential life skill and starting this at a young age is crucial. The saving club is teaching children about the value of money and how it is important to save for the things we want. It is not about the amount of money you save, it is about the process of having a savings book and seeing your money build up or setting a goal of buying an item and saving for it. Many children have bank accounts already but may not have knowledge of this or see the money building up as most of this is done online. Every child who joins the savings club will receive a paying in book which they can bring to school on a set day to pay in cash. This doesn’t have to be every week.
You can withdraw cash from the account if your child is saving for something by filling in a withdrawal form. This will take 2 days to complete and will be paid into the parents bank account.
We will have a collection day on Thursday’s. Children can come to the counter to pay in the money using their own savings book. There is no limit on paying in amounts it can be as little as 50p, it is more about the process. This also does not have to be every week.
If you haven't already signed up you can sign up in the office just bring along your driving licence or passport.
Safety week 2018
We had a visit from PCSO Wayne Gordon who told us all about the hard work he does in the community.
Diversity day 2018
We like to find out about different cultures.....
Year 6 visited Ashton central Mosque to find out about the Muslim culture.
Health and well-being week 2018
We have been learning about having a healthy body and mind. We had lots of visitors in school to teach us about being healthy. We had parent workshops too. Look what we have been doing.
Year 4's Healthy School's Week!
Year 5’s Mental Health video
Here’s a video y5 put together in healthy schools week about mental health.
Democracy day- election of the mini mayor
We had a democracy day in school. The school council elected a mini mayor for the day- Eloise. She was suited up by the mayor and presented with a special certificate. We are so proud of her. We had a great day.
Year 3 trip to Millbrook Care Home
Year 3 visited the care home to make and decorate pancakes. They then sat with the residents and had a chat.
Lets end hate crime day 2018
We won a bid of £400 to run a lets end hate crime event at school. We invited in Mr Partington a stonewall ambassador to do workshops with the key stage 2 children to provide them with the skills to end hate crime.
Visit from the PDSA
We had a workshop about the 5 welfare needs of pets and how we can be responsible pet owners. We found out about the wonderful work of the PDSA.
Rainbow day 2018
We had a rainbow day at school to celebrate diversity. We all dressed up in rainbow clothes for the day to represent how we are all different but wonderful. We had some family Drama sessions, a peace workshop, the RNIB came in to do talks with classes and the children had paralympic games in the MUGA. We had a great day.
Millbrook Safety Squad
We have a safety working party at Millbrook. The children meet up to discuss how to make our school a safer place for all. We did an assembly in the hall about the safety features at Millbrook. We are here to discuss any worries the children have.
Parents and Children working alongside each other.
Some of the children have been working alongside their children to do a cooking course in school.
National Older Persons day 2017
We invited older people in from Millbrook care home for lunch, to do an art activity and to listen to the school choir. We had a wonderful afternoon. Well done to the school council for organising such a super event.
Healthy schools week 2017
We have had such an amazing week doing lots of healthy mind and body activities in classes right through the school. We have had active Tameside in doing some cooking, the NHS doing nutrition talks, Touch Cookies doing SRE lessons and Branching out. All the classes had a hot shots session run by Mrs King to de-stress. Look at the amazing things we have done.
We made healthy snacks which we sold on the snack bar.
We learnt about good oral hygiene.
The children made a healthy Chilli this year with their parents. Mr Cubbin and Mrs Rawson did an amazing job teaching the parents and children how to use the cooking tools safely. The child took the food home they cooked to eat for their tea.
On Diversity day pupils from year 1 to year 6 took part in some fantastic cultural diversity workshops.
During the workshops the children got to learn about; the history of the Union flag - United Kingdom, Henna Art – from Bangladesh, Muchongoyo Dance - from Zimbabwe and Adinkra Block Printing – from Ghana. Thanks to Agnes, Nevel, Barbara and Liza from Culture, Culture who lead the workshops.