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Bottesford Infant School

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education 


In our school we deliver Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education using Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE. Children have weekly PSHE lessons, as well as assemblies and further activities within their classes.


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

  • Form relationships

  • Make and act on informed decisions

  • Communicate effectively

  • 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:

  • We take turns to speak
  • We use kind and positive words
  • We listen to each other
  • We have the right to pass
  • We only use names when giving compliments or when being positive
  • We respect each other’s privacy (confidentiality)


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. If you would like any more information on the content of each puzzle, please email


RSHE - Relationships Education, Sex Education & Health Education

An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces which are usually 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)

In addition to this, Big Talk Education deliver their 'Growing Up Safe' programme to our children annually. During the academic year 2021-2022, this will take place in May. Parents/carers will be invited to an online information session before the programme is delivered; more details to follow in the Summer term 2022. 

For more information please see documents below:
If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to be in touch. 

Calm Me

We use the Jigsaw chime during our Calm Me time in Jigsaw lessons; a special time where we learn to relax our bodies and minds, and be peaceful. Children can take part in Calm Me time at home using the following audio - it is intended that children will listen with a member of their family.