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PSHE - Jigsaw

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

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.

Lauriston 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:

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

Parent Presentation - Relationships, Sex Health Education (RSHE)