Being a Philosopher at Filton Avenue
Thinking, reflecting, questioning
When we are being Philosophers (in our PSHE lessons), we acquire our knowledge and experience through a scheme of learning called KAPOW Primary. It’s a mindful approach, allowing the children in our school to grow up with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to succeed, both now and in the future. It embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings. KAPOW Primary comprises of six key areas: Family and Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Safety and the changing body, Citizenship, Economic wellbeing and Identity (Year 6 only). One area is taught each half-term. KAPOW Primary is assessed through an Oracy approach. We spend time in our classrooms, using the Oracy framework, to discuss important issues that may arise enabling us to tailor our PSHE and RSE curriculum to the individual needs of our pupils, alongside the KAPOW Primary scheme of learning.
We are also working with Nextlink during the school year, who provide workshops and additional learning. They focus on helping children build emotional resilience and self-belief, exploring topics such as: healthy relationships, safety and managing conflict.
If you want to be a Philosopher at home, try looking at these websites:
- PSHE education: a guide for parents | www.pshe-association.org.uk (pshe-association.org.uk)
- Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Children’s mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)
- Emotional Wellbeing | Barnardo’s
- For children and young people | Mind