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PSHE/SMSC: Health & Wellbeing, Citizenship

PSHE, SMSC, Health and Well being and citizenship 


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: Miss Johnson, Miss Connelly, Mrs Andrew, Mrs King, Mrs Lawson.

This year the Wellbeing team will be working together to: 


To promote equality of opportunity through a coherent SMSC offer that equips children to thrive in Modern Britain through developing concepts across the wellbeing subjects.


Objectives for PSHE

These are the objectives that will be covered in each year group. 



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!”

FRE parents presentation 2020

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.


This is why  Relationships and Health Education is becoming compulsory in all primary schools in England in 2020. 


We are clear that parents and carers are the prime educators for children on many of these matters. Millbrooks FRE education will complement and reinforce this role building on what pupils learn at home as an important part of delivering a good education.


Below is the details of the parents meeting hosted at Millbrook primary school in 2019 to gain parents views and shape our FRE curriculum. 


The statutory guidance from the government is also below. 






These fact files outline what will be taught in FRE in each year group 1-6. These are sent home at the beginning of the school year to help support you at home. FRE is taught throughout the year your class teacher will notify you on dojo what has been taught. 

Health and Wellbeing Week 

Ambassador jobs: Coordinating the daily run and running the snack bar. 

Visitors: CND and NHS

Y2 Dance.mp4

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Values assembly - Tolerance 

Rev. Tim Hayes did a values assembly on tolerance which is our value of the term. 


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PSHE ambassador assembly 


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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.  


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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


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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!

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Year 5’s Mental Health video

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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. 


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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. 


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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.

Cookathon 2017 


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.

Why not try the recipe at home?


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Year 6 at Safe Squad!

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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.

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