Braunstone Frith Primary School

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PSHE - Jigsaw

PSHE at Braunstone Frith Primary School:

At Braunstone Frith Primary School the intent of our PSHE education is to ensure that our children become ‘Positive Thinkers and Lifelong Learners.’ We want our children to be ready to join their diverse local community and understand the wider world that they live in. We provide the children with the knowledge, skills and vocabulary to be responsible young people who can make informed decisions.

We use the ‘Jigsaw’ programme which offers our children a comprehensive PSHE curriculum including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a series of spiral and progressive units of work. Our children discover through relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. This ensures that our PSHE teaching meets our goal of being an engaging, inclusive, supportive and safe environment. There is 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.

Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year. Puzzles are launched with a Key Stage assembly, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level). The units that we learn about are:

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global communities. Includes anti-bullying and diversity.

Includes goal-setting, aspirations and the world working together.

Includes drugs and alcohol education (age appropriate), self-esteem, confidence and healthy lifestyle choices.

Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.

Includes understanding how our bodies change, coping with change, transition and sex and relationships education (age appropriate).