Our PSHE curriculum is based around our core values: Successful Happy Included Nurtured Enriched and follows the National Curriculum guidance for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
At Christ Church we use the ‘Jigsaw’ approach to teaching PSHE. Jigsaw PSHE emerged from the desire and mission to make things for better children and young people. Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
We aim for every child to develop:
- Skills and attributes to help pupils stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
- their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
- the knowledge to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
- their capacity for learning
- Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
- resilience and emotional well-being and mental health and thereby enhance their life-chances.
A whole school approach:
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from the start of each academic year:
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Differences
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
Each Puzzle has six Pieces (lessons). Each Piece has two Learning Intentions: specific PSHE learning and emotional literacy or social skills development.
The whole school works on the same Puzzle at the same time so learning can be celebrated by the whole school in a meaningful way.
In Focus Provision children will have the opportunity to:
- PSHE is fully embedded into the daily life of all children who access focus provision.
- We aim to support the children to learn to deal with own emotions and those of others, build relationships, learn about rules and responsibilities, social interaction, communication, self-regulation, positive behaviour and self care.
- All skills taught are linked to personal targets.
- Fully immerse themselves into all aspects of the curriculum in an engaging, motivating way which is purposeful to the learners.
- A weekly life skill based curriculum day, where children get the opportunities to not only practise their core subject skills but learn the social aspects of shopping in a supermarket and then make, bake or cook themselves something with the ingredients they have brought.
- All children will have the opportunity to be part of all social aspects of school life where it is deemed appropriate i.e. playtime, dinner time, sports day and theme days and off site visits.
EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:
The Jigsaw scheme fulfils all the requirements for the statutory Relationships and Health Education curriculum, as announced by the Department for Education in England. Jigsaw goes even further than this and provides a spiral and progressive comprehensive PSHE Programme in which the statutory elements sit and are embraced.