Personal, Social and Emotional Development or PSED is one of the three prime areas of learning within the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) supports children to learn to get on with others and make friends, understand and talk about feelings, learn about the importance of what is 'right' and 'wrong', develop independence and ultimately feel good about themselves.
There are a variety of creative ways we nurture this for young learners at BVIS, including storytelling, role play and personalised linked activities.
The last week before our half term holiday, our young Fundinos in F2 immersed themselves in learning how to offer kind hands to others in need. They spent time listening attentively to The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister while actively answering Ms Linh’s questions. After the story, they discussed the reasons why the Rainbow Fish was sad and lonely and what the Fish had done to make more friends! They also attempted to recognise which of the Rainbow Fish’s actions were considered to be “nice” or “not nice”.
Our teachers were happy to give out a lot of Dojo points, motivational stickers and special kindness certificates to those who showed nice actions as well as offered kind hands to others. All positive actions suggested by children were noted down on hand-shaped notes to create a Kindness Tree in class.
“Parents are strongly encouraged to reinforce these positive behaviours at home with their children and share these with us so we can celebrate them together at school,” said Ms. Linh – F2 Teacher.