What do we want our curriculum to achieve?
Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy, safe and thrive
Support children to develop positive relationships with themselves and others
Assist children to really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people
How do we fulfil this?
Our values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an ethos and learning environment in which we operate (click on each one to discover more).
Our values link carefully to our PSHE Jigsaw curriculum, a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education.
Learning from previous years is revisited and extended, adding new concepts, knowledge and skills, year on year as appropriate.
Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year:
Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to PSHE (including Relationships and Health Education) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills. We have linked these Pieces to our own school values.
Puzzles are launched with a whole-school assembly containing an original song, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes.
The various teaching and learning activities are engaging and mindful of differentiation.
Our children have the benefit of something called the Protective Behaviours curriculum to: