have adopted Jigsaw PSHE. This is a mindful approach to the subject. It
allows children to become aware of their thoughts and feelings as they
happen, in the present moment, with no judgements.
techniques are taught and is a vital tool for life. It supports the
regulation of emotions and builds emotional resilience, while enhancing
concentration and focus which ultimately optimises learning.
children can more readily choose their responses to situations, rather
than react while caught in the thought-flows and emotions.
weekly one hour lesson, we develop mindfulness through ‘Calm Me’ time.
This consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises,
visualisations and many more activities. These are renowned techniques
and are also enjoyable for children and teachers.
together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and
spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching
strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and
the need for differentiation.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole
school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme at the
same time. Each theme starts with an introductory assembly, generating
a whole school focus.
Our themes throughout the year are:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me (including Sex Education)