Does your PSHE need a Spring clean? Here are 3 reasons why the Spring term can be a great time for PSHE.
Firstly, there are lots of national events happening that can help bring a new plan of work to life e.g. Valentine’s Day, Safer Internet Day, Comic Relief. These can all mean a lot of interesting news stories or free content available to use in your PSHE lessons. You can find out more about key dates to add to your diary here.
Secondly, it gives a bit more time. The start of the academic year can be busy bedding things in and getting to know new groups whilst the summer term can get quickly clogged up with SATs in primary schools and exams in secondary. The Spring term can be a lovely little oasis where teachers not only have a bit more time (okay, maybe just a little bit less less time) but where there are opportunities for some great PSHE work.
Thirdly, It can be a great time to do mental wellbeing work to help prepare young people for any anxiety or stress they may feel around exams or the transition to secondary school or college. Starting early allows you time to embed ideas or techniques that pupils can put in place and feel ready for any changes ahead.
There is also some things that we can do to add a ‘Spring’kle of magic to your PSHE…find out more in 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Get from Loudmouth