At Abbey Road, PSHE and RSHE are taught through the Jigsaw scheme. Jigsaw promotes the mindful approach to PSHE, which brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw’s philosophy starts by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self, and from that starting point helps children grow healthy relationships with others. Lessons focus on children’s needs and building the relationship with their class, getting to know them better as unique human beings.
Health Education in Jigsaw embraces not only physical health but has a strong focus on mental health and emotional literacy throughout, and empowers children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings and know how to manage and regulate these by using a range of techniques.
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from the start of each academic year:
- Term 1: Being Me in My World
- Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
- Term 3: Dreams and Goals
- Term 4: Healthy Me
- Term 5: Relationships
- Term 6: Changing Me (including RSHE Education)
Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE) is broken down into the following aspects:
- Families and people who care for me.
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
- Physical health and mental wellbeing
- Mental wellbeing
- Internet safety and harms
- Physical health and fitness
- Healthy eating
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Health and prevention
- Basic first aid
- Changing adolescent body