At Newlands Primary School, we have introduced a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, mindfulness, spiritual development, emotional literacy and social skills.
Jigsaw is a whole school approach, with each year group working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with a whole school introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus on that particular theme for the children.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units), each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (in order from September to July), allowing for whole school themes.
Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age and stage appropriate way so that it meets the needs of all children.
The different puzzle pieces are:
Relationships & Sex 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 RSE:
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage
Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group: