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Overview - The Jigsaw scheme

At St Mary Cray, we use the Jigsaw scheme to support the teaching of PSHE across our school starting in our early years through to Year 6. Jigsaw has a whole school approach to PSHE, bringing together all aspects of the curriculum, including emotional literacy and social skills, as well as spiritual development.

We feel that effective PSHE education should provide pupils with the following: 

  • Accurate and relevant knowledge. 
  • Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding. 
  • Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
  • The skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

Jigsaw is divided into six different sequential and developmental puzzle pieces, which are split across the academic year. Each year group follows the same six jigsaw pieces, which explore age appropriate content. All puzzles give children the opportunity to think about empathy with others as well as thought to the individual, as well as the opportunity to ask questions about what they are learning. The Jigsaw scheme also includes new Sex and Relationships content for KS1 and KS2, which will be coming to all primary schools across the UK from September 2020.

We study the following puzzles:                                        

Autumn 1 - Being Me

Autumn 2 - Celebrating Difference

Spring 1 - Dreams and Goals

Spring 2 - Healthy Me

Summer 1 - Relationships

Summer 2 - (New Sex and Relationships content from September 2020) Changing Me