At Flanderwell, our children will experience a high quality teaching of PSHE that we hope will inspire and excite them throughout their primary education. We aim to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the disciplinary knowledge necessary to make safe and informed decisions in weekly lessons and celebrating children’s achievements through displays and assemblies.
We follow Jigsaw, which sets out the aims and programmes of study for PSHE, ensuring that our curriculum coverage is consistent across year groups and key stages, whilst also ensuring that disciplinary knowledge is built upon each year. The purpose of this, is to ensure that all teachers are able to support pupils in developing their own knowledge and understanding about PSHE resulting in them being able to make appropriate links to learning within the community and throughout their lives.
See below the programme of study for each year group during the academic year 2022-2023.
Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
The schemes/programmes we follow within our school, are in line with the National Guidance for PSHE. Please see the link below.
Our aim is to ensure that all pupils feel a strong sense of belonging and community by taking part in whole-school assemblies, end of Puzzle outcomes, displays etc. and to bring the learning alive through weekly celebrations, to make it lived across the school community and in children’s lives outside of school.
In order to achieve the above aims, children will be taught a range of disciplinary knowledge:
- Improve their social skills to better enable collaborative learning (Connect us)
- Relax their bodies and calm their minds to prepare them for learning (Calm me)
- Help the brain to focus on specific learning intentions (Open my mind)
- Initiate new learning (Tell me or show me)
- Facilitate learning activities to reinforce the new learning (Let me learn)
- Support them in reflecting on their learning and personal development (Help me reflect)
Examples of Our PSHE Curriculum Documentation