At BHCPS, we intend for our PHSE curriculum to be accessible to all children and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so they will be responsible members of society.
- To encourage children to have a sense of purpose
- To value self and others
- Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
- Form valuable relationships
- To make and act on informed decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond positively to challenges and show resilience
- Be an active participant in their own learning
- Being a positive active citizen within our school and wider global community
- Explore issues relating to living in a democratic society – moral, social and cultural issues
- To be tolerant and understanding of others
- To be able to independently resolve issues between each other
As a school we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world with a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
PSHE is taught across the school from EYFS - Year 6 on a weekly basis. Jigsaw 3-11 offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive scheme, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year.
- Term 1: Being Me in My World
- Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
- Term 3: Dreams and Goals
- Term 4: Healthy Me
- Term 5: Relationships
- Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to Relationships and Health Education (PSHE) (in purple) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills (in green).
Each lesson is built upon a Charter which underpins the behaviour and respect that is the basis for each lesson. The lesson is then split into 6 parts:
Connect us - This is a game or activity designed to be fun and inclusive and to build and maximise social skills.
Calm me - This section of the Piece helps children gain awareness of the activity in their minds, relaxing them and quietening their thoughts and emotions to a place of optimum learning capacity.
Open my mind - The Reticular Activating System of the brain filters the many stimuli entering the child’s mind at any given time. It is designed only to allow in that which is significant. Therefore, it is important to engage this system with the most important aspects of learning intended for each Piece (lesson).
Tell me or show me - This section of the Piece (lesson) is used to introduce new information, concepts and skills, using a range of teaching approaches and activities.
Let me learn - Following Piaget’s learning model, after receiving new information/concepts, children need to manipulate, use, and play with that new information in order for it to make sense to them and for them to ‘accommodate’ it into their existing learning.
Help me reflect -Throughout Jigsaw, children are encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences and their progress. By reflecting, children can process and evaluate what they have learnt, which enables them to consolidate and apply their learning.
Closure - Each Piece needs safe closure. This will always include the teacher praising the children for their effort, positive attitude and achievement, as well as giving one or two sentences to summarise the key learning points for the children.