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Mrs Cook, Head of PSHE, writes: PSHE: ‘What is that?’ I hear you cry! Well, it stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and it is a subject which has become an integral part of the curriculum both at The Croft and nationally.

PSHE is taught as a separate subject throughout the School, from Year 1 to Year 6. The children learn about themselves growing up and changing as individuals, with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities.

This half term we have been looking at the topic of ‘Communication’. Communication is fundamental to children's development; children need to be able to understand and be understood; it's the foundation of relationships and is essential for learning, play and social interaction.

All year groups have been looking at the different ways in which we communicate with each other such as through words (written or spoken), body language and facial expressions. This has included looking at the difficulties faced by children with limited communication; be it through a loss of hearing or eyesight. Year 4 has been looking closely at the British Sign Language alphabet and Year 1 has been blindfolded for a lesson to experience life as a blind child. Years 3 and 5 have been working on group tasks, looking closely at group interaction and communication, and Year 2 has created their own playground rule posters to see how the written word can be used to communicate a message. Year 6 pupils have been interviewing each other by creating their own open-ended questions. I wonder what your answers to the following questions would be?

Harrison G - How would you best describe your life?

Charlie S - If you could evolve into anything, what would it be and why?

Bethan F - What super power would you have and why?

Josh W - If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?

Joe G - If you could bring back an extinct animal what would it be and why?