PSHE Overview and Skills

At Telscombe Cliffs, we encourage children to reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially. Through the teaching of PSHE, children are able to understand and respect the diversity and differences in our communities, form effective and fulfilling relationships and build emotional resilience. All are an essential part of life and learning. In doing so, they learn to recognise their own self-worth and become increasingly responsible for their own learning and behaviours.

In July of 2018, we began using the Jigsaw scheme of work to support the teaching of PSHE in our school. Jigsaw is a mindful approach which brings together PSHE education, emotional literacy, British Values, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme.

It is a whole school approach, with all children working on the same theme from Early Years Foundation Stage up to Year 6. There are 6 themes (puzzles) covered across the year all with an introductory assembly and songs which embed the whole school focus for that term. Each week children will have circle and reflection time. During these lessons, ‘calm me time’ is used which consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisations: all used to aid focus and concentration.

The puzzles are designed to progress in sequence from September to July, building on skills as they move through them. In each puzzle there are six pieces (lessons). Each piece has two learning objectives. One covers specific PSHE learning for the non-statutory national framework for PSHE education but it is enhanced to support current needs of children today). The other objective is focused on emotional literacy and social skills.
Please click on the link below to the Jigsaw website for further reading.