Health and Wellbeing

What does Health and Wellbeing look like at Dore Primary School?

Wellbeing is a fundamental subject area, taught discretely through a wide range of curriculum subjects and assemblies as well as through stand-alone Health and Wellbeing lessons.

Our key value of kindness in particular intertwines throughout our wellbeing programme of learning. Health and Wellbeing lessons and assemblies also help encourage children to follow our school behaviours of being safe, being respectful and being ready.  We want to help our children to become emotionally intelligent; to develop strong, positive relationships; to be respectful and understanding of all different cultures, religions, genders and life choices, and to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to live successful and happy lives.

Our stand-alone lessons incorporate learning objectives from the PSHE Association’s programme of study, tailored to our children’s specific needs and experiences. This is under three main themes of learning:

  • health
  • relationships
  • the wider world.

These lessons take many forms and are often provided as circle times, Philosophy4Children sessions, and direct teaching.

What does RSE look like at Dore Primary School?

Our wellbeing lessons also cover the statutory RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum (September 2020).

We aim to be adopting the Sheffield materials for teaching the new RSE curriculum (2020) and shall be holding parent consultations to write the RSE policy when is physically possible. Watch this space…

Further ways that we support the health and wellbeing of our pupils

To support the health education of all our pupils, we have many policies in place to help our children understand how to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes our Healthy Packed Lunch Agreement, which focusses on the children understanding how to make healthy choices.

We take part in National Anti-bullying Week annually and our children take part in an annual wellbeing questionnaire (anonymously) which enables us to tailor our curriculum to their specific needs.

We are part of the Healthy Minds project and our deputy head, Mr Fletcher, is currently a Mental Health Champion.

We participate in Road Safety Week and Walk to School Week, and would love to have more walking buses set up.  If you would be interested in setting one up, please contact Mr Fletcher (Deputy Head).

We also have a Young Leaders Playground Care Team.  Our older pupils are trained as young leaders in the playground offering a supportive role for younger children at play and lunchtimes. They are trained in listening and mediation skills to help children who are feeling lonesome.

Health and Wellbeing News:

  • Y5 Castleton Residential – Wednesday
    Wednesday was walk day. The air was cooler, but the skies were still clear. As you can see from the photos, the views from Mam Tor were amazing. The walk also took in Peveril Castle, as part of our ‘Who Do We Think We Are? The Normans’ learning journey.
  • Y5 Castleton Residential – Tuesday
    On Tuesday morning, while some children went for a stroll and a paddle down Miller’s Dale, others completed the High Ropes challenges and obstacle course on site. In the afternoon some groups went caving, while others did the High Ropes then had a dip in the pond! Tuesday finished off with a toasted marshmallow around […]
  • Y5 Castleton Residential – Monday
    Although it has been a hot couple of days (!), Y5 have spent their time in the relative calm, and slightly cooler air of Castleton and the surrounding area. The dorms have been lovely and cool, and activities have been adapted and amended to ensure that everyone has had a good supply of water, whilst […]
  • Colour Smash Run 2022
    To celebrate the 10 year anniveasary of the London Olympics and it’s legacy in the UK, we took 40 Year 3 and 4s to a Colour Smash Run event at the Olympic Park. The Pictures peak for themselves I think: Before After It was a lot of fun., The children really made the most of […]
  • Sports Day 2022 – The Platinum Jubilee Games
    To tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, our Sports Day this year was themed around the Queen. Events included tea party relays, corgi racing, street parties, races to the thrones, blindfold Everest climb, and many more. Gemini Dance provided our fantastic closing ceremony dance to ‘Dancing Queen’, which children had learned in one […]
  • Y4 Girls Football
    As part of thedrive to get more girls playing – and feeling they can play – football, we took twenty girls from Y4 (everyone who expressed an interest) to a football festival at St George’s Park, Graves. The photos below show just how enthusiastic the girls were, and it was lovely to see their skills […]
  • Recipe for a Happy Family
    In our wellbeing learning this afternoon Y1 were thinking about their families, and how all families are different. The children created their own recipes for how to make a happy family.
  • Year 3 – Squash Lessons
    This half term year 3 have had the opportunity to try out the sport of squash. We were invited down to Abbeydale Squash Centre for taster lessons. It was wonderful to see how the children’s racket skills improved over their three sessions, back in school we have continued developing these too. Hopefully some may return […]
  • Y4 Shelters
    In Outdoor Learning, we applied our understanding of knots and lashings to create some amazing shelters. As you can see, creativity was at the forefront…
  • Staying Healthy
    During Wellbeing today the children thought about all the ways in which we can keep ourselves healthy. They then made posters to share their learning.
  • Y4 Oakes Residential Day Three
    Day Two ended with campfire, with a sing-a-long and hot chocolate. Day Three began with FOUR birthday celebrations, then continued with several games and activities. As I write, children are on their final game, before they have some free time to finish off an amazing three days. Our thanks go to all the staff at […]
  • Y4 Oakes Residential Day Two
    Today has seen more endeavour from our amazing Y4s. As everyone had a great night’s sleep, we’ve seen full participation in all the activities again. Our RE learning today has been about finding out more about what Christians believe Jesus’ life was like. We’ve got campfire coming up soon, so will post the photos from […]
  • Y4 Oakes Residential Day One
    Our first day at the Oakes has been fantastic! The children have, of course been amazing and have given every single challenge and activity their very best efforts. The weather (and the food!) have been kind to us, and as always the Oakes team leaders have been exceptional. As part of our RE learning, children […]
  • Y4 Team-Building
    Nathan and Jo from Forge School Sports Partnership came into school to work with lots of year groups and help develop our Y6 Young Leaders. The session the Y6s delivered for our Y4s was, as you can see, very successful!