Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a vital part of our school curriculum and is taught from Nursery through to Year 6.
In Early Years, it is more commonly referred to as PSED (Personal, Social, Emotional Development) and forms the very ‘building blocks’ for future learning about themselves.
At Sandridge, we use the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work to support the delivery of this subject. Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE with an emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health, SMSC and spiritual development.
Mindfulness can be learnt but it also needs to be practised. We believe mindfulness is a vital tool for life: not only does it support the regulation of emotion and build emotional resilience but also enhances focus and concentration; both helping to optimise learning.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time. There are six ‘puzzles’ designed to sequence throughout the academic year:
– Being Me in My World
– Celebrating Difference
– Dreams and Goals
– Healthy Me
– Changing Me (including Sex Education)
These puzzles ensure that pupils cover specific learning from the national framework for PSHE Education as well as developing emotional literacy and social skills.
We aim to prepare pupils for life, helping them to really know and value who they truly are and how they relate to people in an ever-changing world.