PSHE - JIGSAW
Intent of PSHE curriculum
PSHE is taught across the school on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work. The scheme of work covers:
- Being me in my world: including self-identity, feelings, rights and responsibilities.
- Celebrating differences: including identifying talents, families, making friends
- Dreams and Goals: including challenges, goal setting, overcoming obstacles
- Healthy Me: including exercise, healthy food, safety
- Relationships: including family life, falling out, dealing with bullying
- Changing me (SRE): including bodies, growth and change, respecting my body.
Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful PSHE content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core values; we teach our children to follow the 3RS and their DREAMS values.
Ready, Respectful, Resilient and Safe. The aim of the 3R's is to provide opportunities for children to develop their character and to have high aspirations of themselves and each other. We want our children know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. Self-confidence, independence and risk-taking is encouraged through the embedding of our DREAMS Values and Positive Learning Behaviours: Determination, Respect, Excellence, Altogether, Motivation and Safety.
Our entire curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, and to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. It aims to enable children to understand about trust, respect and honesty. It encourages children to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it is difficult.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Jigsaw PSHE directs our aim on developing the “whole child” through a spiral curriculum approach to developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of; Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships, Changing Me.
Teachers monitor each child’s progress termly and subsequently modify their teaching where necessary. To run alongside this we introduced the Leuven scales of engagement and wellbeing. This enables us to track individual children and siblings whose wellbeing is affecting their engagement with learning and relationships.