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PCSHE

PCSHE (Personal, Citizenship, Social and Health Education) helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Milldene Primary School has achieved the Healthy Schools Award and the Eco Award at Silver level.

Physical Education.  Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence.  Milldene has excellent facilities for all activities—we have a good playing field for hockey, football, rounders, athletics and kwik-cricket; there is also a netball court.  All children swim weekly in the school pool during the second half of the summer term. Our pool is an outdoor, heated pool and we employ a swimming teacher for the lessons.  Children are also able to participate in a number of after school clubs run at different times of the year.  The children have access to several sports' coaches and a variety of competitive games and tournaments are entered.  We are fortunate in having staff and parents who give time, energy and transport to make these occasions possible.

Religious Education.  The children are encouraged to respond to pattern, order and beauty in the world. They are taught to behave with consideration to others and to develop tolerance. Whilst our work is predominantly Christian, we also teach the children about Judaism and Hinduism. We follow the County agreed syllabus, and together we celebrate the main Christian festivals, to which parents are invited to join us.  We hold an assembly every day, either whole school or separate assemblies for Infants and Juniors, when worship takes place. The children are given the opportunity to join in with prayers and to think quietly.

Please note: Parents who wish their children to be withdrawn from collective worship and RE should consult with the Head Teacher and arrangements will be made.

Science.  Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills. The children observe and describe what they see, pose questions and try out their own hypotheses.

Sex and Relationships Education.  Children are taught about growth and development within health education. Parents will have the opportunity to withdraw their child if they wish, although this is a course of action which the school would be unlikely to consider to be in the best interest of the child except in very exceptional circumstances.