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At Reculver CE Primary School, PSHE is taught every term, in all year groups, both in a cross curricular and discrete way. There is a focus upon the emotional well-being of our pupils as well as the development of their understanding of citizenship and forming healthy relationships.

Through the Jigsaw programme of study, which focusses on a more mindful approach, we aim to help all pupils’ personal, social and emotional development and to help them understand their role as citizens. The children contribute to the development and review of relevant school policies and participate in projects and initiatives that promote inclusion e.g. through the School Council and acts of Collective Worship.

Aims of Jigsaw:

To provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Objectives/Pupil learning intentions:

Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

Jigsaw Content

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase, as the following table shows:



Puzzle name


Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations and resilience building

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices (on and off line)

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at and managing change


Relationship and Sex Education (Relationships, Sex and Health Education)

From September 2020, Relationships Education is compulsory for all primary schools as set out in the DfE Guidance (2019).

Effective Relationships and Sex Education can make a significant contribution to the development of the personal skills needed by pupils if they are to establish and maintain relationships. It also enables children and young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and well-being. This is why the DfE recommend:

“… that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. It should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science - how a baby is conceived and born.”  (Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education, DfE, 2019, para 67).


Extra-Curricular Expeirences

Throughout the school year, we support many charities where we raise and donate money to a wide range of different causes. This allows children the opportunity to put into practice the principles of teaching and learning within PSHE and Citizenship.

At Reculver CE Primary School we take part within activities during Anti-Bullying Week and we make the children aware that we say No to Bullying.

*NB – due to current COVID 19 restrictions, the School Council will not be able to meet in the traditional way. School Council representatives will be elected as part of our Parliament Week learning, taking place in Term 2.