Personal, Social & Health EducationAt Welbourne Primary School we believe that the personal, social and health development of each child, in conjunction with their citizenship skills, play a significant role in their ability to learn.
What is Jigsaw?
Jigsaw is a comprehensive Scheme of Work for the whole school from Nursery through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
What is a mindful approach?
How would children benefit if they could be aware of their thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, on purpose with no judgement? This is what mindfulness means. It can be learnt, and techniques to develop it taught. It also needs to be practised.
At Welbourne 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.
Mindful children can more readily choose their responses to situations rather than react while caught up in the thought-flows and emotions.
In Jigsaw PSHE, mindfulness is developed through the ‘Calm Me’ time in each piece (lesson). This consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises, visualizations etc.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. Every lesson contributes to at least one of these aspects of children’s development. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people the world.
The values taught in this scheme are integral to our school ethos, whilst encouraging an essential awareness of British Values throughout.
Jigsaw PSHE is a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly (with an original song), generating a whole School focus for adults and children alike. The weekly theme from that week’s lesson encourages children to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
|Aut 1||Being Me in My World||Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.|
|Aut 2||Celebrating Difference||Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and an understanding of diversity|
|Spr 1||Dreams and Goals||Includes goal-setting, aspirations and working together to design and organise fund-raising events|
|Spr 2||Healthy Me||Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices|
|Sum 1||Relationships||Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills|
|Sum 2||Changing Me||Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change|
The Structure of the lessons in Jigsaw
The creation of Jigsaw is motivated by the genuine belief that if attention is paid to supporting children’s personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way, this will not only improve their capacity to learn (across the curriculum) but will ultimately improve their life chances. That’s why Jigsaw is completely child-focused. Each lesson is broken into the following child centred headings: connect us, calm me, open my mind, tell me or show me, let me learn and help me reflect.
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