At Torrisholme Community Primary School, we use the fabulous Jigsaw PSHE scheme throughout our school from EYFS to Year 6 for the planning, teaching and learning sequence of PSHE. The programme of study is adapted to provide a relevant and age appropriate PSHE curriculum. Class teachers follow the curriculum overview and lesson objectives covered on our school overview and adapt lessons where needed to suit the needs of their class and children.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle piece) at the same time.
Being Me in My World
Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters
Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work
Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills in Relationship Education
Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of looking at change*
*Jigsaw PSHE is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health Education Guidance.
There are six puzzles in Jigsaw theme that are designed to progress in sequence throughout the year. Each puzzle has six pieces (lessons) which work towards an ‘end product’. Each class has a timetabled slot for PSHE every week.
Each piece has two learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development to enhance children’s emotional and mental health. Every piece contributes to at least one of these aspects of children’s development.
Mindfulness is at the heart of the Jigsaw scheme and each session starts with a mindfulness activity to ensure children are ready for learning.
At Torrisholme School, our school values are at the heart of everything we do. Our PSHE sequence of learning embeds these values: Respect, Trust, Courage, Kindness, Thankfulness, Humility throughout the school. PSHE lessons are one of the ways we promote the British Values: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Our PSHE lessons also offers opportunities for children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and to practise and enhance the five skills associated with the emotional literacy (self-awareness, social skills, empathy, motivation and managing feelings).
If you have any queries or questions about what is taught, please speak to your child's teacher or Mrs Newby (PSHE Lead) who will be happy to help.