Through our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons at St Michael’s Infant, we want to encourage all children to be unique, positive, and mindful individuals. PSHE forms an integral part of the curriculum at our school. Weekly lessons are planned and taught with the aim of giving pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
All members of staff are committed to encouraging the children to develop an understanding of right and wrong and to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Alongside these over-arching aims, we also seek to reinforce our Christian Values of love, truthfulness, perseverance, forgiveness, creativity and friendship. We will achieve these aims by engaging children in discussions which challenge their thinking, encourage reflection and ultimately, help them develop the understanding that their actions and choices play a significant part in the success of our school and wider community.
To fulfil National Curriculum requirements and our school aims, we have chosen to use the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme as a basis for our PHSE teaching and learning.
Jigsaw offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw enables schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
What children learn:
Puzzle Piece One – Being Me in My World
Puzzle Piece Two – Celebrating Difference
Puzzle Piece Three – Dreams and Goals
Puzzle Piece Four – Healthy Me
Puzzle Piece Five – Relationships
Puzzle Piece Six – Changing Me