What is PSHE Education?
PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health 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. Here you can read more about our PSHE curriculum during this Summer term, as well as our new ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work which we are excited to begin using from the beginning of the next academic year (September 2021)
Summer Term 2021
An important part of our PSHE programme is our Growing up and Relationships education (GRE), which we teach during the Summer Term. There are four main aims of teaching GRE:
• 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; all lessons and resources have been reviewed to make sure they are appropriate for the age and needs of the children. Below is a summary of the learning each year group will cover. For children in Year 1 and above, this includes coverage of some topics that your child missed last academic year due to national lockdown.
If you have any further queries about the content of the programme or resources used, please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher or PSHE Subject Leader, Mrs Wright. All materials used are available for you to look at, should you so wish.
Our New Scheme of Work – ‘Jigsaw’
We are excited to deliver our PSHE curriculum from September 2021 through use of a scheme called ‘Jigsaw – the mindful approach to PSHE’.
What is Jigsaw, and how will it work at Highters Heath?
Jigsaw is a comprehensive PSHE Education programme for the whole primary school from Reception to year 6. It is currently used by hundreds of schools across the country.
Jigsaw brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lessons across the school, and encourages children to try to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes and an end of Puzzle product, for example a display, to be shared and celebrated by the whole school. Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
The different puzzle pieces are:
To find out more about Jigsaw, please see the Parent/Carer information guide which you can find below.
Below you can also find a link to our new (draft) RSHE policy which we invite you to read. We are interested to hear your views on this and therefore If you have any feedback, questions or queries about the policy or the Jigsaw scheme of work, please contact Mrs Wright (PSHE Co-ordinator) via email on email@example.com.