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 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. We strive to ensure 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