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RSE and PSHE

As a school, we follow the PSHE Jigsaw Mindfulness scheme.

Curriculum Aims:

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.

The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.

Subject Policy: (LINK TO COME)

How is the curriculum planned:

As a school, we follow the PSHE Jigsaw scheme. Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw PSHE / Health and Well-being provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning.  

Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Please click here for further information on 'Jigsaw Scheme'. 

Autumn 1 Being Me in My World Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. 
Autumn 2 Celebrating Difference Includes anti-bullying (cyber 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
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


National Curriculum for PSHE - click HERE

National Curriculum for RSE and Health Education - click HERE 

Useful Websites

-   Guided Meditations
                         https://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-for-kids/#activities 

-   A collection of short films on mindset and mindfulness
                        https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks2-the-brain-lab/z7khnrd