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At Bessemer, we use Southwark's PSHE and Wellbeing Curriculum Framework for Primary Schools to support the teaching of Personal, Health and Social Education. This model splits 3 Core Themes (Health and Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World and Relationships) into 3 terms. The content is built upon year on year through a spiral approach. 

PSHE at Bessemer


Over the years, Online Safety has become more important than ever for young people to learn thoroughly. As well as being taught through computing, Online Safety is regularly taught through the PSHE curriculum with a focus on the the social and emotional aspects. Each year group has an objective which is focused on each term and built upon each year to ensure they are relevant for the specific age group. 


The start of any academic year is a time of change and an opportunity to set new goals and ambitions. In order to achieve these goals depends on our mindset. In class, we discussed the differences between a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset and what outcomes are achieved using the different mindsets. We looked at some role models and explored how their growth mindset enabled them to achieve their targets.



As part of anti-bullying week, we thought about how bullying makes people feel and how we can take positive action to prevent bullying. Each individual was tasked with a mission to complete an act of kindness and how through acts of kindness, school is a safer and better place for everybody. Children also wore odd socks to school to raise awareness. 



Bessemer participated in this special yearly event by joining the BBC Moodboosters  activity. Children joined in with a series of interactive, dynamic and imaginative activities to have fun and boost their moods. Children were able to come to school wearing spots and/or stripes and were raised money for children in need.


Children across the school took part in wellbeing activities this week as part of mental health week. The theme this year was Let's Connect. In our school assembly and classes, we explored how simple activities such as yoga, colouring, reading, an act of kindness, inclusivity, listening to music, exercise and socialising have a positive effect on your mood and wellbeing. At the end of the week, children were able to express themselves through clothing choices. We raised over £150 which was donated to a mental health charity.


Lifting Limits delivers lessons focusing on gender equality within our PSHE curriculum. Within the half termly Lifting Limits lessons, it involves challenging gender stereotypes through practical learning. Although Lifting Limits is taught through our PSHE lessons, it is also embedded across the whole school curriculum as well.