At Mobberley C of E Primary School we teach PSHRE using the Jigsaw Curriculum. Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE. It is an original and comprehensive scheme of learning which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development.
The Jigsaw Curriculum aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
Jigsaw PSHRE at Mobberley School is central to the development of all our pupils. It enables the students to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our school community and the wider society.
The main aims of our PSHRE curriculum are to enable the students:
- To improve resilience so that they can cope with the difficult and diverse changes that come their way
- To stay as healthy as possible
- To learn to keep themselves and others safe, including recognising signs of bullying and knowing where to turn to for help
- To learn how to use the internet, including social media, safely and responsibly
- To develop effective, satisfying and safe relationships
- To learn to recognise similarities and differences between themselves and others and to respect these differences in order to be independent and responsible members of the school and wider community
- To be positive and active members of a democratic society
- To develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and to make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
- To develop good relationships with other members of the school and wider community
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We begin our school year with the Jigsaw learning unit ‘Being Me in My World.’ This unit covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice.
After half term our school unit will be ‘Celebrating Difference’. This unit focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict; children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normal’; bullying – what it is and what it isn’t.
We start the new year with ‘Dreams and Goals.’ This unit aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, via team work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for the world. It’s great for children to have this experience, to think ambitiously, and to have aspirations. (Parent, Dorset first school).
After half term our school unit will be ‘Healthy Me.’ This unit covers two main areas of health: Emotional health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid) in order for children to learn that health is a very broad topic.
We start the summer term with ‘Relationships.’ This unit has a wide focus, looking at diverse topics such as families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to cyber safety and social networking, as well as attraction and assertiveness; children learn how to deal with conflict, their own strengths and self-esteem. They have the chance to explore roles and responsibilities in families, and look at stereotypes. All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
After half term our unit is ‘Changing Me‘ which deals with change of many types, from growing from young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, self-respect and safeguarding. Self and body image, puberty, attraction and accepting change are diverse subjects for children to explore. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to secondary school. Life cycles and how babies are made and grow are treated sensitively and are designed to meet children’s needs. All year groups learn about how people and bodies change. This Puzzle links with the Science curriculum when teaching children about life cycles, babies and puberty.