At Neville’s Cross Primary School & Nursery, we have introduced a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. Our ‘Star of the week’ focus highlights a theme from that week’s learning across the school, and encourages children to try to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes and the end of Puzzle product, for example, a display or exhibition (like the Garden of Dreams and Goals) to be shared and celebrated by the whole school. Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
To find out more about Jigsaw please click on the link below to access a Parent/Carer information guide and our Jigsaw PSHE Policy.
- Nursery PSHE Overview
- Reception PSHE Overview
- Year 1 & 2 PSHE Overview
- Year 3 & 4 PSHE Overview
- Year 5 & 6 PSHE Overview
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:
- 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.
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer, (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information with be shared with you by your child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.
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:
We are seeking your views and opinions about the new statutory guidance for PSHE and how we intend to implement this at Neville’s Cross. Please read the school policy and look at the information on the school website above before you complete this survey. The survey will close at 12 noon on Friday 27th November.
What does PSHE look like at Neville’s Cross?
At Neville’s Cross Primary School, we offer a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.We want our children to become ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. It develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society as well as the global community. PSHE is delivered throughout the school from Nursery – Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, using the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, our children acquire knowledge, understanding and the skills they need to manage their lives now and in their futures.
Intent, Implementation and Impact:
- The Intent provides information on the provision of PSHE.
- The Implementation provides the subject overview detailing how PSHE is taught.
- The Impact shows improvements seen as a result of our implementation of PSHE.