PERSONAL, SOCIAL and HEALTH EDUCATION
PSHE is a key part of our curriculum. It compliments our Christian faith and is the means through which we teach our children to develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
We use the Jigsaw PSHE curriculum.
Jigsaw consists of six Puzzles (half-term units of work) containing six Pieces (lessons). Each Piece has two Learning Intentions. One is based on specific PSHE learning (covering the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education but enhanced to address children’s needs today); and the other is based on emotional literacy and social skills. These enhancements mean that Jigsaw is relevant to children living in today’s world as it helps them understand and be equipped to cope with modern issues such as body image, cyber bullying, and internet safety.
Each Puzzle starts with a whole school assembly and an original song for that Puzzle.
Each year group studies a parallel Piece of the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes.
All year groups can participate in an end of Puzzle outcome, e.g. a display or exhibition (like the Garden of Dreams and Goals) which may be shared and celebrated by the entire school.
Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation.
Jigsaw raises self-awareness, group awareness, collaboration skills, teamwork experience, respectfulness, etc., preparing children for the wider world and their position in it.