Monday (16 December) is our second SMVSC day of the year, where we collapse the timetable to cover our PSHE curriculum. Below is a brief outline of the topics that will be covered during the day by each year group. The theme for this day is bullying, which may include a range of concepts- including physical, cyber bullying, social media, prejudice and also includes a session to Year 6 and 8 about Loan Sharks. You may wish to have discussions in advance with your children so that they and yourselves have an awareness about what they will be learning.

For more detailed information please look at our website curriculum maps for a more thorough outline of what each lesson will entail.

Year 5:

  • Bullying and the types of bullying – including what they should do if they or someone else is bullied.
  • Social media – Including how bullying can take place online and how to use social media safely.
  • Cyber safety – staying safe online.

Year 6:

  • Bullying – Understanding the different forms of bullying an how to deal with this
  • Cyber Safety – How to stay safe online
  • Social Media – Age restrictions of Social media and how to use this safely.
  • National Identities – appreciation for different cultures.
  • Loan Sharks – Understanding what a loan shark is and how this can affect their families.

Year 7:

  • Bullying – Understanding the different forms of bullying an how to deal with this
  • Cyber safety – how to use the internet safely.
  • Social Media (2 sessions)
  • A session led by the police on Anti-Social Behaviour and Consent (in context of sending messages on social media)

Year 8:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – how this can affect themselves and others (peers and society)
  • Bullying – Forms of bullying and what they can do if themselves or someone else is being bullied.
  • Cyber Safety– How to stay safe online
  • Social Media – How to use this safely and appropriately.
  • Loan Sharks – Understanding what a loan shark is and how this is a form of bullying and can affect their families.

Although some of the sessions for different year groups will be on similar subjects (particularly bullying, cyber safety and social media – the sessions are differentiated to suit the age group).

If you have any concerns, please contact the school regarding your query but also look at the school website curriculum maps which have ideas about what you could do with your child and also some links which are available on the website and also in out safeguarding policy.

 

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