At St Peter and St Paul, we aim to deliver a PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum which ensures that our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives- now and in the future.
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.
Primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils and to uphold the equality act.
At St Peter and St Paul we use the Jigsaw whole-school approach, as it supports all of these requirements and has children’s wellbeing at its heart.
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
Below is further information about the Jigsaw Programme and an overview of the units and key knowledge taught in Reception (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)