At Salusbury we use the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills, and spiritual development. Jigsaw is designed as a whole-school approach with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time.
From September to July, year groups study six half termly units of work, delivered in an age-and-stage appropriate way so that the needs of the children are met.
The units (called ‘puzzles’) are:
- Being Me In My World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
The activities undertaken assist in developing skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking. The children take part in discussion, role-play, games, investigations, and problem-solving activities. In doing so they recognise their own worth and are proud of their achievements, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
Through other areas of PSHE, children are guided to a secure understanding of:
Rights and Responsibilities - where they express their opinions clearly in class, thoughtfully and charitably.
British Values – where they learn about and know what is right and wrong.
Anti – bullying - through activities which teach equality and diversity, treating everyone with kindness and respect.
Taking ownership of their body through the teaching of the NSPCC’s acronym P.A.N.T.S.
On-line safety – the children are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe choices. They learn about cyber-bullying and how to stay safe on-line.
Different family groups – showing an appreciation for diversity.
Using Place 2 Be and Place 2 Talk - if they are feeling worried or unhappy.