At Laddingford we follow the Jigsaw scheme for PSHE.
PHSE is a vital part of our curriculum provision at Laddingford, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.
To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to our children’s needs. The mapping document: Jigsaw 3-11 and statutory Relationships and Health Education, shows exactly how Jigsaw and therefore our school, meets the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements. This programme’s complimentary update policy ensures we are always using the most up to date teaching materials and that our teachers are well-supported. This also supports the “Personal Development” and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.
In order to support mixed age teaching, we teach each year groups content biannually, in 2022/23 we will be teaching Year 2,4 and 6, at times, we might pull resources and activities from across the two year groups at the same time to ensure age appropriate delivery. This does not apply for the 'Changing Me' unit, for which children will be separated into their individual year groups. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.
Being Me in My World
Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.
Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding
Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss
Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change
SEND and Vulnerable Pupils
It is of vital importance that all children are able to access the content of PSHE lessons for their health and wellbeing, for most children . For children who require an alternative curriculum, Jigsaw have an SEND planning framework which supports teachers in adapting planning.
The Planning Framework is organised into six sections:
1. Self-Awareness (Me, who I am, my likes, dislikes, strengths and interests)
2. Self-care, Support and Safety (Looking after myself and keeping safe; aspects of Relationships and Sex Education.) 3. Managing Feelings (Understanding feelings, and that how I feel and how others feel affects choices and behaviour; aspects of Relationships and Sex Education)
4. Changing and Growing (How I and others are changing; new opportunities and responsibilities; aspects of Relationships and Sex Education)
5. Healthy Lifestyles (Being and keeping healthy, physically and mentally)
6. The World I Live In (Living confidently in the wider world)
The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area. By the time children leave Laddingford, children will;
Mixed Year Group Teaching
As we have mixed year group classes, we follow each year group in turn, although at times, we might pull resources and activities from across the two year groups at the same time to ensure age appropriate delivery.
This does not apply for the 'Changing Me' unit, for which children will be separated into their individual year groups.
Sex and Relationships Education
We have a statutory duty to teach Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), this is addressed through the 'Relationships' unit in term 5 and the 'Changing Me' unit in term 6. Please have a look at the SRE parent information leaflet from more specific information.