Our Curriculum follows the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of learning.
Our PSHE curriculum is ambitious and accessible for all our pupils.
There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. There are also sessions pinned around mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
Jigsaw’s units of work are:
Being Me in My World (understanding my place in the class, school and global community)
Celebrating Difference (anti-bullying and diversity)
Dreams and Goals (aspirations, goal setting)
Healthy Me (drugs and alcohol, self-esteem and confidence, lifestyle choices)
Relationships (friends and family, conflict resolution)
Changing Me (RSE, relationships and change)
To develop the knowledge and skills as well as the values of citizenship in order to keep themselves healthy and safe, as they prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
To learn how to develop and maintain healthy relationships
To learn about a wide range of rights and responsibilities and to understand that actions have consequences and their actions may adversely affect others.
Pupils begin to look at the units of work at a level appropriate to them. We discuss ourselves and our families and how we are all important and individual. We discuss what our ambitions are and how we can reach these goals we set.
Pupils in Key Stage Two are taught RSE and more mature topics, at a relevant level. These encompass County Lines, gangs, drugs, alcohol and growing up. These issues are not taught or discussed in the mixed year group setting, but rather in respective years groups. Other year groups in the class will then look at other more suitable units for them, such as First Aid or visiting an issue particular to that class or school, be it bullying or health and wellbeing.