PSHE education is a school subject through which our pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in the modern world.
Skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking are taught and embedded in all areas of our curriculum.
As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential. In our teaching, we actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern-day Britain.
At SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School, we are strongly committed to the development of our young learners as well-rounded individuals. We support their Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Development through the scheme of work, Jigsaw PSHE.
Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original scheme of work for the whole primary school from the Foundation Stage through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. It provides a mindful approach to PSHE which allows us to ensure that children have time to reflect, manage their behaviour and emotions, learn about relationships, develop respect for self and others, as well as how to keep themselves safe.
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July. Each topic is introduced by the PSHE Leader in a whole-school assembly at the beginning of each half term.
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education using our Diocesan scheme 'Journey In Love')
At our school, we model positive relationships and communication skills with others in all our day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching skills explicitly in PSHE lessons and during circle-time activities.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout the Jigsaw lessons. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
Jigsaw Attainment Descriptors for each Puzzle Piece can be found here.