Personal, Social & Health Education
At Newbold Church School we cover aspects of PSHE during dedicated weekly lessons, and also incidentally throughout the course of the academic week. We use the 'Jigsaw' scheme to help support our teaching, which includes units based on-
* Being me in my world
* Celebrating differences
* Dreams and goals
* Healthy me
* Changing me
Jigsaw PSHE perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into a weekly programme. Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw teaches children to become aware of their thoughts and feelings, as they happen, helping them to concentrate, focus and regulate their emotional states.
The Calm Me time at the beginning of each Piece (lesson)develops mindfulness using breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisations.
Jigsaw consists of six Puzzles (half-term units of work) containing six Pieces (lessons) for each academic year. Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to PSHE outcomes and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.
Jigsaw equips children to thrive in today’s world, building resilience and self-esteem and helping them understand real issues e.g. body image, cyber and homophobic bullying, and online safety.
Every Puzzle is launched with a whole-school assembly. Each year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time, at their own level, (sequentially building through the school year), facilitating whole-school learning themes.
The teaching and learning activities are varied and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation.
The Early Years (EYFS) planning is aligned to the National Early Years Framework (England).