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PSHCE

Jigsaw has two aims for all children:

• To build their capacity for learning

• To equip them for life

Jigsaw cleverly brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used. They are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables us to begin each puzzle 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 lesson across the school, and encourages children to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.

The Puzzles

Being Me In My World

This puzzle covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice.

 

Celebrating Difference

This puzzle focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict; children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normal’; bullying – what it is and what it isn’t, including cyber and homophobic bullying – is an important aspect of this Puzzle.

Dreams and Goals

This puzzle aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, via team work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for the world.

Healthy Me

This puzzle covers two main areas of health: Emotional health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid) in order for children to learn that health is a very broad topic.

Relationships

This puzzle has a wide focus, looking at diverse topics such as families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to cyber safety and social networking, as well as attraction and assertiveness; children learn how to deal with conflict, their own strengths and self-esteem. They have the chance to explore roles and responsibilities in families, and look at stereotypes. 

Changing Me

This puzzle deals with change of many types, from growing from young to

old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, self-respect and safeguarding. Self and body image, puberty, attraction and accepting change are diverse subjects for children to explore. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to secondary school. Life cycles and how babies are made and grow are treated sensitively and are designed to meet children’s needs. All year groups learn about how people and bodies change. This Puzzle links with the Science curriculum

when teaching children about life cycles, babies and puberty.

 

Beside our Jigsaw programme we are also using '1 Decision' primary PSHE education interactive programme.

1Decision is an interactive programme which provides student-focused safeguarding tools. The programme aims to help children develop the skills to manage different influences and pressures. It also helps children make safe and positive choices throughout their lives. 1Decision aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills needed to lead happy, healthy and successful lives. 

Find out more about the programme here:

Deedee, along with the Fire Service team, visited our school to deliver their new Fire Safety Module. 

the breck foundation

This year, we invited Lorin from the Breck Foundation to talk to us about the importance of keeping safe online. She shared her heart breaking story with us and gave us useful tips to help us use the internet safely whilst still having fun.

KS1 friendly information and games

KS2 information and games

Firehorse Productions

We invited Firehorse Productions in to talk to us about safety. Their production was titled 'Where are you Johnny James?' They covered staying safe around strangers and online.

We took lots of useful advice from the performance including; don't talk to strangers if they approach you in a car, don't be tricked by strangers if they ask you for help looking for a lost 'puupy', if you can't say anything nice online then ZIP it, ask for permission before sharing pictures online and don't share personal information with strangers online.

Below are a few pictures of us enjoying the performance and the certificate we earned for answering the safety quiz questions.