Personal, Social & Health Education
At Wellesley we follow the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHE. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. 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.
The Six Puzzles
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
Each Puzzle has six pieces (lessons). Each Piece has two Learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning (covering the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education but enhanced to address children's needs today); and one is based on the emotional literacy and social skills (covering the SEAL learning intentions but also enhanced). The enhancements mean that Jigsaw is relevant to children living in today's world as it helps them understand and be equipped to cope with issues like body image, cyber and homophobic bullying, and internet safety.
PSHE offers opportunities for children to:
Develop the skills, attitudes and values they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Develop knowledge and understanding
Develop their independence and physical and social awareness.
Develop effective relationships.
Assume greater personal responsibility.
Explore values and attitudes in their own and a wider world.
Enable them to make an active contribution to their own and wider communities.
The programme of study covers Key Stages 1-4 and is based on three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
In PSHE the children will explore, acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of:
Identity their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, achievements and what influences these.
Relationships including different types and in different settings.
A healthy including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet.
Risk to be managed, rather than simply avoided and safety (including behaviour and strategies in different settings.
Rights, responsibilities including fairness and justice.
Change as something to be managed and resilience the skills, strategies and 'inner resources' we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstances.