What is Jigsaw PSHE?
Jigsaw 3-11 PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole school. Although it is designed as a whole school approach and all year groups are working together on the same theme at the same time, each year group works at their own level. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. It has a strong emphasis on building resilience as well as nurturing mental and physical health. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
Jigsaw contributes, as a good PSHE programme should, to the British Values agenda very significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy. The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson).
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
In this document, you can see how each year group covers SMSC in their modules.