We use Jigsaw as a whole school approach to deliver personal, social and health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.
This approach enables children to identify their feelings and emotions and regulate their own behaviour from the start.
There are six half termly units designated so that the whole school can study the same learning themes at the same time, each group at its own level. They are sequential and developmental throughout each academic year.
1. Being me in my world includes understanding in my place in the class, school and global community
2. Celebrating difference includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work.
3. Dreams and Goals includes goal-setting, aspirations for yourself and the world and working together.
4. Healthy me includes drug and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
5. Relationships includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills
6.Changing me this includes sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change
Jigsaw teaches children to become aware of their thoughts and feelings, as they happen, helping them to concentrate, focus and regulate their emotional states.
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. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer, (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information with be shared with you by your child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.
Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• Foundation Stage - 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)
• Year 3 - How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change as they grow older
• Year 4 - Internal and external reproductive body parts, body changes in girls and menstruation
• Year 5 - Puberty for boys and girls, and conception
• Year 6 - Puberty for boys and girls and understanding conception to birth of a baby