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PSHE - Jigsaw

Intent

One of the integral features of the Blossom Federation curriculum.  The backbone of PSHCE is our JIGSAW programme. Jigsaw connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and citizenship, carrying out a mindful approach to PSHCE which brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and citizenship in a comprehensive scheme of learning.

We intend:

  • To equip children with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
  • To provide tools for children to express their emotions, promoting positive strategies that children can use in their lives, including being able to make conscious decisions towards their well-being.
  • That children can identify their emotions and set strategies to regulate them when needed.
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development of children and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
  • To promote good behaviour and positive character traits, including for example courtesy, respect, truthfulness, courage and generosity.
  • To set high expectations of behaviour towards others in and beyond the school community.
  • For children to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
  • To promote respect for the backgrounds and beliefs of children and parents in the community, always with the aim of providing children with the knowledge they need to live and be prepared for the world after primary school.
  • To present and promote healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online.

Implementation

  • Weekly sessions help teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building the relationship with their class, getting to know them better as unique human beings.
  • Through a comprehensive programme called Jigsaw.   Jigsaw is a scheme of work that aims to prepare children/young people for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
  • Through the Daubeney Golden Expectations children are exposed to clear expectations of behaviour, including mutual respect and tolerance of different ideas, faiths and beliefs. 
  • Children from Year 2 onwards, actively involved in School Council elections. School council members allow children to have a real say in issues that affect them and to know that their opinions count.
  • They learn about positive moral attributes, for example, courage, honesty, generosity, integrity, humility and a sense of justice, alongside others.
  • Children are offered opportunities to express themselves through a wide range of opportunities: specific assemblies, class assemblies, performances, themed days, non-uniform days, themed weeks (Mental health, anti-bullying, DLD, autism week). They are also encouraged to take part in some of the school collectives, such as school council, mental health team, food waste team, Pride Youth Network.
  • There is a whole school focus each half term, which builds on the progression of skills from the early years to the end of primary:  Being Me in My World / Celebrating Differences / Dreams and Goals / Healthy Me / Relationships / Changing Me

Impact

  • Fostering of good mental wellbeing among young people so that they demonstrate outstanding behaviours for learning at school and are well prepared for secondary school and adult life.
  • Forming well-educated and rounded children ready to take their place in the world.
  • Children understand that a good diet and regular exercise keeps them healthy.

What is Jigsaw PSHE?

Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Years F1 and 2 through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. 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. Information regarding this can be found below.

Jigsaw contributes, as a good PSHE programme should, to the British Values agenda very significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.

The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson). Information regarding this can be found below.

Jigsaw also helps to support the Prevent Strategy. The main way in which Jigsaw offers support is through the adoption of a whole-school approach; our school fosters a climate of mutual understanding and respect.

Objectives/Pupil learning intentions: Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose 
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

There are 6 Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with 6 Pieces (lessons):

  • Autumn 1: Being Me In My World
  • Autumn 2: Celebrating Differences
  • Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
  • Spring 2: Healthy Me
  • Summer 1: Relationships
  • Summer 2: Changing Me

If you would like to know more about this area of the curriculum, please talk to Seema Bibi.

Jigsaw PSHE Curriculum

British Values in Jigsaw by lesson

British Values in Jigsaw by Puzzle and Year Group

Information for parents and carers

The Jigsaw Approach for the Early Years Foundation Stage

The Jigsaw Approach for Years 1 - 6

Relationships, Sex and Health 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 RSHE:

  • 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.

Since September 2020, Relationships Education, Health Education, and Relationships and Sex Education became compulsory in England.

Daubeney use the PSHE JIGSAW programme and it is tailored to meet:

  • Our pupils’ age and maturity levels;
  • Every pupil’s learning needs;
  • What pupils need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider, ever changing world

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

Further information about how the school approaches the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education through the Jigsaw programme can be found within the documents listed below:

RSHE Curriculum Overview 2022

Jigsaw 3-11 and Statutory Relationships and Health Education

RSHE A Guide for Parents and Carers

RSHE Content Grid

Ages 3 - 11/12 Content Overview Map

LGBTQ Parent Leaflet

Pride of Daubeney

We are a brand new team at Daubeney who are working on a project called "Spread Love and Kindness". Our goal is to spread love and kindness across Daubeney; bring awareness to LGBTQ+ youths; and make sure everyone understands the importance of being inclusive. We will be spreading our message through:

  • Leading assemblies
  • Reading stories
  • Creating displays

Our team is looking forward to doing all these projects together in the future. To improve our skills we have been meeting with a facilitator from Educate and Celebrate to solidify our understanding and leadership in this project. We can't wait to see the change that we can inspire at Daubeney.