At Bishop Wilson School, we aim to promote pupil’s personal, social, spiritual and health education, as well as their emotional development and well-being. We build on statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work to provide consistency throughout our school. We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. This enables them to learn life skills to assist their personal, spiritual and physical growth.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. Our aim at Bishop Wilson is to teach PSHE creatively and aim to provide children with meaningful opportunities that will be well remembered including school trips, school visitors, cross-curricular lessons, and Jigsaw class sessions.
Children are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially; these reflections are recorded in the class Jigsaw Journals. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. In addition, our PSHE curriculum (Jigsaw) incorporates an age-appropriate understanding of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), as set in the statutory guidance, enabling all children to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.
At Bishop Wilson, PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and is implemented using the Jigsaw programme which is a whole school approach.
The Jigsaw programme is a local authority purchased scheme which is supported alongside schools throughout Solihull and is endorsed by our local GP’s and NHS staff.
Jigsaw is a spiral, progressive scheme of work which prepares children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, and focus.
The curriculum for PSHE is delivered throughout the whole school starting with a shared assembly each half term to introduce new topics. Each Jigsaw puzzle piece is delivered at the same time for each year group and revisited every year to enable progression.
The six themes (Puzzle pieces) covered are: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me.
Learning takes place during weekly whole class Jigsaw lessons which explore the different themes. These themes are also embedded through all other lessons and the whole school day with everyone supporting and encouraging the children they interact with to use the skills they are developing and to make links to other areas of learning.
The aims of PSHE and Jigsaw within Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School are to provide children with:
– accurate and relevant knowledge
– opportunities to create personal understanding
– opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
– a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life
Our PSHE programme deals with the diverse beliefs, values, and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. Children at Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School acquire an understanding and experiences of British values that are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship are taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals. Nursey and Reception also use the Jigsaw Scheme of Work materials.
In Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. We ensure we cover the Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.
At Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary School, in addition to Relationships Education, we also teach aspects of Sex Education that is covered in our Science Curriculum. Alongside this we teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity because it is important that our children should understand the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The Sex Education aspects of PSHE are also taught through the Jigsaw programme.
PSHE is taught through Jigsaw’s six half termly themes with each year group studying the same unit at the same time:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Differences (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
The Jigsaw programme identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of our school.
PSHE, including SMSC and British Values, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, and is therefore often taught within other areas of our curriculum such as physical education. We encourage our pupils to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of ‘The fruits of the spirit’.
There are often occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class and we encourage this where possible.