Skills that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
Miss Storer, our Life Skills leader, says...
"I am delighted to be the leader of life skills! These skills are extremely important to our children as they collectively bring together all previously learned skills - from both classroom-based lessons and direct life experiences – and enable children to effectively handle a multitude of situations encountered in daily life. I genuinely love to see the classroom come alive with discussions about real-life scenarios and to see children marvel at the way their learning contributes to healthy societies and develops them as happy individuals."
At Owston Park, we believe that education is about developing well-rounded children. Our Disadvantaged Pupil Policy is a cornerstone of what we do and, as a result of this, we have developed our own bespoke Life Skills Programme. Through the completion of this programme, we aim to ensure that children are provided with the opportunity to develop holistically as well as academically.
Children are provided with a 'passport', which travels up through school with them. Each year, they have a series of progressive milestones to meet in order to be ready for the next year group. Each objective fits one of our six life skills; Independence, Safety, Responsibility, Citizenship, Budgeting and Cooking & Nutrition. Studies have shown that children who have good quality life skills education are significantly more resilient, more likely to participate in civil society, less likely to face mental health problems and more likely to be upwardly socially mobile.
World First Aid Day - 11 September 2021
Fire Safety (5th Novemer, 2021)
A fire safety officer came to visit Owston Park to talk to children about fire safety (just in time for Bonfire Night).
Dr Julia Norris, who is a qualified dentist, visited our Year 4 children. Children were given advice on how to keep their teeth healthy and they also learnt how to become a dentist when they grow up.
Human Rights Day (10th December, 2021)
Children discussed why we celebrate Human Rights Day and created mind maps which included aspects that they thought were the most important.
Energy Saving Week (17th January, 2022)
Year 1 and Year 4 have created brilliant recycling posters!
Random Act of Kindess Day! (Friday 17th February, 2022)
Earth Day (Friday 22nd April, 2022)
Children across school took part in a range of activities to support our environment such as planting sunflowers, creating recyclable collages, making posters and even pledges on how they can help!