In our school we deliver Personal, Social and Health Education using Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE. Children have weekly PSHE lessons.
Jigsaw PSHE supports the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
Have a sense of purpose
Value self and others
Make and act on informed decisions
Work with others
Respond to challenge
Be an active partner in their own learning
Be active citizens within the local community
Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
We use the Jigsaw Charter to ensure our classrooms are safe, open and positive learning environments.
The Jigsaw Charter:
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that progress in sequence throughout the year; each year group works on the same puzzle at the same time.
Each puzzle is launched in a whole-school assembly at the start of each half-term. Further whole-school assemblies enhance the learning taking place within the classroom and Jigsaw songs are taught in assemblies throughout the year.
Relationships & Sex Education
An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces which are covered in the Summer term.
There are four main aims of teaching RSE:
• To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
• To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
• To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
• To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage.
Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• Reception - Growing up; how we have changed since we were babies
• Year 1 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts
• Year 2 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is)