PSHE at New Park
At New Park Primary School, we are dedicated to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares all children for the next steps in their school career and life outside of our school gates. We believe it is essential that all children have a secure understanding of themselves and the world they live in and we strive to embed this understanding through our, ‘This is me!” curriculum driver. We want our children to always aspire to achieve and we focus on this curriculum aim through our, ‘Everybody wants to rule the world’ curriculum driver. We want our curriculum and school life to broaden our children’s horizons and instil in them the belief that they are capable of achieving wonderful things in our school and when they take the next steps in their education journey. We strive to achieve this through our, ‘Above us only sky’ curriculum driver. We hope that our PSHE curriculum gives all children the knowledge and understanding they need to make informed choices and to be a positive influence in the communities that they belong to.
Here at New Park, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE programme of study throughout our school.
What is Jigsaw PSHE?
Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive Scheme of Work for the whole Primary 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. The statutory guidance for Relationships and Health Education for primary schools is also covered within this scheme.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. 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 in the world.
Jigsaw contributes, as an effective PSHE programme should, to the British Values agenda very significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.
The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle (unit) and every Piece (lesson).
We are proud of the way we promote emotional wellbeing for all our pupils through our Jigsaw programme which underpins the whole of our curriculum.
The 6 Jigsaw Puzzles (half-termly units) are designed so the whole school can study the same learning themes at the same time, each year group at its own level. The Puzzles are sequential and developmental throughout each academic year. The puzzles are:
· Being Me
· Celebrating Differences
· Dreams and Goals
· Healthy Me
· Changing Me