PSHE & JIGSAW
PSHE education underpins our curriculum. It is an important part and necessary part of all pupils’ education. Our PSHE programme follows the JIGSAW programme. Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships, be able to set simple goals for themselves, be able to and manage their own behaviour as well as resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation. This equips them with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Through these lessons, children learn how to stay have a positive view of themselves.
We believe that effective RSE is essential to enable our children to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their lives. It is not delivered in isolation but firmly rooted in our PSHE curriculum through JIgsaw. The aim of RSE is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. Our successful RSE curriculum helps our children to learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence through their child hood as well as forming a base as they move through life.
Our PSHE and RSE is taught through Jigsaw. JIgsaw offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE, including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
. The Jigsaw programme includes: Being Me in my world, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. RSE Health and wellbeing, Relationships, living in the wider world. These are taught in F1 through their daily routines and curriculum, FS2, Yr1 and Yr2 in separate weekly lessons with some aspects being taught through cross-curricular activities. In addition to this, themed assemblies for each Jigsaw piece to introduce the half terms theme as wel as themed assemblies, special visitors and themed days support our PSHE programme. Resources/activities are also provided for communicating with parents and carers to help extend learning about each theme at home.
Assessment is through questioning, work produced, observations of children including answers to questions and end of unit assessments each half term.
Our PSHE/RSE curriculum is high quality using the JIgsaw programme to enable our children to access a tailor made curriculum and help them reach their full potential.
Children are enabled to develop the vocabulary and confidence needed to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect, and know when and how they can seek support from others. They will apply their understanding of society to their interactions with each other, small groups, whole class to the wider community of which they are apart. Butlershill’s scheme of work through Jigsaw supports the development of a school culture that promotes physical and mental health and wellbeing, providing children with skills to evaluate and understand their own wellbeing needs, practice self-care and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them.
Good successful PSHE/RSE education can have a positive impact on the whole child, including their academic development and progress, by helping to look at and eliminate any social and emotional barriers to learning whilst building confidence and self-esteem. Evidence suggests that it can help disadvantage and vulnerable children achieve more by raising aspirations and empowering them with skills to overcome barriers they face.
Assessment is through questioning, work produced, observations of children including answers to questions. In addition to this, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the different methods