Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
We aim for every child to have high self-esteem and be equipped to make a valuable contribution in later life. Our PSHE curriculum is delivered through the JIGSAW PSHE Scheme of Work. Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from years F1 and 2 through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
Jigsaw PSHE is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
Jigsaw PSHE is organised into 6 different 'Puzzle Pieces' (themes). Across the school, each Puzzle Piece will be explored by all year groups at the same time, making the Jigsaw PSHE Scheme of Work a truly whole school approach. By using the links below, you will be able to discover more about how each puzzle piece is covered in individual year groups.
PSHE is taught weekly and is also embedded through whole school assemblies and cross-curricular application. Remaining PSHE learning time is used to meet each class’s personal, social and health needs. Class teachers decide how best to deliver this provision.
Class teachers also cover Sex and Relationships Education content for their year group during the Summer term with the aim of ensuring that children understand the boundaries of healthy relationships and the changes in their bodies. Notice is always given prior to SRE being taught. Anyone wished to withdraw their child from aspects of SRE, must inform the Headteacher in writing.
If you see below, you will be able to discover more about how each puzzle piece is covered in individual year groups.
PANTS – The Underwear Rule:
Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried. Using age appropriate language, PANTS allows parents to have difficult conversations around sexual abuse without even mentioning the word ‘sex’.
Let's talk PANTS - teach your child how to stay safe from abuse.