Jigsaw at St Helen’s
In 2016-17, St Helen’s were involved in a pilot group of 10 schools in South Gloucestershire introducing a new approach to teaching PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). Jigsaw is a highly regarded and widely used scheme of work right across the country.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme for the whole primary school from Years F1 and 2 through to Year 6 (ages 3-11). It was launched in July 2013 and hundreds of schools across the country are using it.
Jigsaw has two aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. 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. There
is a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school, and encourages children to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Jigsaw information for parents and carers
St Helen’s PSHE (including SRE) policy 2017
Jigsaw guide for parents (Sex, Relationships Education)