At Wellesley we follow the Jigsaw scheme of work for PSHE. Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE that brings together personal, social, health 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, with lessons adapted to meet children’s needs. The children will build their relationships within their classes and will begin to understand themselves as unique human beings.  Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time. The aim is to improve children’s capacity to learn and develop their resilience as well as support their emotional wellbeing and mental health, thereby enhancing their life chances. There are six puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July.

The Six Puzzles

Autumn 1:   Being Me in My World
Autumn 2:   Celebrating Difference (including Anti-bullying and E-safety)
Spring 1:     Dreams and Goals (including Money and Finance)
Spring 2:     Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Relationships and Sex Education)

My Happy Mind
We have recently introduced My Happy Mind to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. This is done through teaching children about the physiology of their brain and the impact this has on their emotions and behaviour. It also teaches children to celebrate their own character strengths, achievements and to appreciate positive elements in their lives.
For more information, please see our Mental Health and Wellbeing page.

Inplementation including assessment
PSHE at Wellesley is taught from EYFS to Year 6. We have identified the key knowledge for each puzzle, and children develop the skills, attitudes and values they have started to acquire during EYFS throughout the following years. Assessment is completed through class discussions, observations of children in lessons and through the written work that they complete.

At Wellesley Primary we have developed a PSHE curriculum that underpins all areas of school life and weaves through all curriculum areas. This knowledge and these attributes will help the children manage their lives and relationships, now and in the future.

Read our PSHE Intent

PSHE offers opportunities for children to:

Develop the skills, attitudes & values they have started to acquire and develop during the EYFS.
Develop knowledge and understanding.
Develop their independence and phsical and social awareness.
Develop effective relationships.
Assume greater responsibility.
Keep themselves safe.
Explore values and attitudes in their own and wider world.
Enable them to make an active contribution to their own and wider communities.

In PSHE the children will explore, acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of:

Identify their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, achievements and what inflences 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.
Diversity and Equality
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.
Power - how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts, including persuasion, bullying, negotiation and 'win-win' outcomes.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

We understand the importance of teaching children about physical, moral and emotional development, love and care towards others and about the teaching of a loving relationship. Our RSE curriculum is based on the key objectives from the National Curriculum and is taught through Jigsaw. Children’s knowledge of relationships will develop and progress from EYFS to Year 6 – it is our intention that all children have the opportunity to experience a programme of RSE at a level which is appropriate for their age and physical development. This enables children to move with confidence from childhood through to adolescence and adulthood. 
The DfE requires all children to take part in Relationships Education, but parents have the right to withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons should they wish. Parents are consulted and invited to view materials that will be used during these lessons in order to enable them to make an informed decision about this.

Please see our specific RSE learning intentions for each year group here.