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Jigsaw - The Mindful Approach to PSHE

What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young
people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their
lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education
develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family
members and members of society.

What do Schools have to teach in PSHE Education?
According to the latest guidance from the government, via the National Curriculum,
every schools needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that
• promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils
at the school and of society, and
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and
experiences of later life’
• promotes British values

The Puzzles and what Children learn.
Being Me In My World includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Rights and responsibilities. Jigsaw charter established.

Celebrating Difference includes anti-bullying, similarities and differences.

Dreams and Goals includes goal-setting, identifying successes and achievements, overcoming obstacles.

Healthy Me includes medicine/household safety, healthy lifestyle choices, linking health and happiness.

Relationships includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.

Changing Me includes animal and human lifecycles, changes since being a baby, differences between male and female bodies, coping with change/transitions.

Please click on the links below to see our PSHE policies:-


Appendix 1 of this Policy - Statutory Relationships and Health Education is password protected.  If you would like a "hard copy" please contact the school office,

PSHE in Term Three

With New Year resolutions on our minds, the PSHE and Seal topics for Term Three was going for goals, working hard and motivation. Well done everyone, the teachers were very impressed with the children's home learning which definitely showed motivation and hard work!

The children enjoyed making their Jigsaw treasure boxes as part of their PSHE learning this term. Everyone in school looked forward to using them and put their PSHE goals in them. We then discovered how many we had achieved and discussed them with our friends.

PHSE in Term Two

PSHE encompasses several aspects of our school curriculum.  Our Jigsaw PSHE Education curriculum is taught across each year group with each class working on the same theme.

In Term Two the theme was "Celebrating Differences". We focused on similarities and differences in our school community and in the wider world. We discussed how it is everyone's right to be different, linked to the protected characteristics. The children also talked about "bullying" which linked to the term's Golden Rule of "We are kind and helpful" - getting on and falling out. For our Anti-Bullying week, everyone came to school wearing their odd socks to raise awareness bullying.

We have had some some wonderful art projects brought into school that represented the term's focus.  Gabriel in Beech Class made a fantastic "House of Differences".

During our National Road Safety Week - No Need to Speed, the children discussed how to keep safe on the roads especially during the winter months. They sequenced the safety order of how to cross the road, stop, look, listen, think.

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