St Matthew’s PSHE curriculum offers a ‘broad and balanced curriculum that promotes good behaviour, safety and nurtures our young pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. 

We plan and encourage our pupils voice to develop a planned programme of learning through which our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School is committed in its approach to develop the qualities and attributes that our young pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of our society.  We encourage our pupils to contribute to a bespoke  curriculum that  addresses  their direct experiences and their preparation for their future.

Internet Safety Posters made with Mrs Leonard 2018
St Matthew's School of Sanctuary
Anti Bullying Week 
Anti Bullying poetry
This week St Matthew's celebrated National Anti-Bullying Week.  The theme for this was 'All Different All Equal' . The children worked on many projects throughout the week.  

Foundation Stage: Children learned to feel good about themselves and to respect others.                              

KS1 (years 1 and 2) children explored how it would  feel to be bullied.                                  

KS2 (years 3 and 4) Children looked at what they could do if they saw bullying.                                                      

(years 5 and 6) Children researched why people bully and what to do if it happens to them.

All classes made posters.

Examples of other activies: poetry, drama, letters, cards, 

All classes made a 'supporting hands' poster naming 5 people they could tell if they ever encountered bullying.

The 'Show and Tell' assembly was a celebration of achievement.  The children were united as they sang and danced in their defiance of bullying.

Chilren role played the story of ''The Seeds of Friendship' by Michael Foreman.  A moving  story of a little boy called Adam  who is 'friendless' and lonely in the new city he has come to live in. He misses his home and feels isolated until someone offers him friendship.
Anti Bullying Week At St Matthew's Catholic Primary School 2016
Years 1, 4  and 6 role play facial expressions to  explore emotions.
On World book day Year 2 interviewed one of our Y5 pupils about junior school.