PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) at King's Court First School
At King’s Court First School we value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme. To ensure progression and a spiral curriculum, we use Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, as our chosen teaching and learning programme and tailor it to your children’s needs.
As a first school, we only follow the Jigsaw mapping document until the children reach year 4.
The mapping document: Jigsaw 3-11 and statutory Relationships and Health Education, shows exactly how our school, meets the statutory Relationships and Health Education requirements.
Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education.
The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.
Term Puzzle (Unit) Content
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding Spring 1: Dreams and Goals Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society
Spring 2: Healthy Me Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise 5
Summer 1: Relationships Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss
Summer 2: Changing Me Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change
At King’s Court we allocate at least 1 hour to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way.
PSHE is embedded as part of our culture at King’s Court and our Crown Jewels of Learning and Behaviour Policy, Ready, Respectful, Safe are reinforced throughout the day.
These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways: Assemblies and collective worship, praise and reward system, Learning Charter, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school.
We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.
Class teachers deliver the weekly lessons to their own classes.