PSHE at Aldwyn Primary School
At Aldwyn we have adopted the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHE and RSHE.
Jigsaw is the mindful approach to PSHE. It brings together personal, social, health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. These resources help teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building a relationship with their class and getting to know them better as unique human beings. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with years 1 to 6 working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. We begin each half term with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
The Jigsaw scheme of work connects the pieces of Personal, Social, Health and Well-Being Education with an ongoing focus on mindfulness woven throughout. The programme teaches children social and emotional literacy, lifelong skills and resilience. The scheme also covers the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum in an age-appropriate manner. Jigsaw gives children and young people the tools to have the best possible life. The programme equips them for happier and healthier lives, giving them agency to make their way through the world.
The scheme is broken down in to 6 ‘puzzles’ – one for each half term. Each ‘puzzle’ has a different focus and a brief overview can be seen below for each. All classes across school cover the same ‘puzzle’ theme at the same time – supporting a whole-school approach.