PSHE: is taught using Jigsaw scheme of work which enables us to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident and independent lives, leading them to become informed and responsible citizens. Through PSHE lessons and collective worship, our pupils learn about our school values - kindness, unity and courage - whilst actively celebrating diversity and equality.
RSE: As a primary school, we put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the understanding of how to be healthy. Sex education at TSM is age appropriate and we work with parents to ensure they are aware of the materials used through our Jigsaw programme.
At Trinity St Mary’s, we have introduced a whole-school PSHE (Physical, Social, Health Education) scheme called Jigsaw. 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 (puzzle) at the same time, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. In 2020, when all PSHE elements become compulsory, there will be an introductory assembly for each new unit and a Weekly Celebration, highlighting a theme from that week’s lessons across the school, encouraging children to try to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). The different puzzle pieces are:
1) Being Me in My World
2) Celebrating Difference
3) Goals and Dreams
4) Healthy Me
6) Changing Me
To find out more about Jigsaw please click on the links below.