Formally, we teach PSHE using the Jigsaw Scheme of Work. This is in line with the DfE statutory and recommended guidelines (September 2020) which identifies three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Jigsaw is a comprehensive programme which has a strong emphasis on ‘emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health’.
It incorporates the statutory Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education and is progressive so that children build on their knowledge, understanding and skills each year. All classes study six half termly units of work which fit together. These units are as follows:
Being Me in My World – understanding my place in the class, school and global community
Celebrating Difference – Anti-bullying and diversity
Dreams and Goals – goal setting, setting aspirations for yourself and the world and working together
Healthy Me – includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem, confidence and healthy lifestyle choices
Relationships – understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills
Changing Me – sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change
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