Teaching Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) is a fundamental and statutory part of the curriculum.
RSHE is taught using the Jigsaw Scheme that enables pupils to build on their prior learning across the school by revisiting some themes to further develop knowledge, values and skills in an age and stage-appropriate manner. Themes are built on each year as children move through the school to enable a deeper exploration of the related issues.
Our aim is to provide effective, age-appropriate RSHE education that meets the needs of all our pupils within an inclusive and supportive learning environment using non-biased resources. Our staff are committed to giving children the skills, knowledge and values necessary to live and learn safely in the modern world.
Jigsaw – The mindful approach
This programme helps us to deliver emotional literacy, social skills, mindfulness and spiritual development in a cohesive, comprehensive and creative way. Each class from Reception to Year 6 has a weekly lesson that promotes these very important aspects of learning. Video clips, PowerPoint presentations, music and discussions as well as a class mascot support the lessons!
The whole school follows the same theme every half term pitched at the appropriate level. The themes are:
Being Me in My World
Dreams and Goals
Each theme is explored sensitively and carefully with structured discussions and work to enable each chid to fully explore and understand the curriculum.