Jigsaw PSHE Curriculum
At Watlington Primary School, we are proud to teach Jigsaw PSHE. 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.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
Jigsaw PSHE helps promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At Watlington Primary School, we actively promote children’s SMSC development through our broad and balanced curriculum.
We explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values. We support children in understanding themselves, others and their surrounding world. We encourage our children to use their imagination, be creative and reflective.
We expect children to understand right from wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.
We encourage and support our children to use a range of social skills; participate in their local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the ‘British values’ of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
We appreciate cultural influences; we appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; we encourage children to participate in culture opportunities; we understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
We believe sex education is a shared responsibility between school and home. We approach all aspects of sex education in a sensitive and honest way and answer questions appropriate to each child. We teach children to use the correct vocabulary and support them through their physical, emotional and moral development. Parents and carers are given the opportunity to view materials used with the children and may withdraw their child from sex education lessons.