This year Maidenbower Junior School has begun to use the Jigsaw programme for PSHE.
Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE and is a curriculum resource for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) written as an easy to use lesson-a-week programme for pupils aged from 3-16.
There are three leaflets below, which have been written to provide you, as Parents and Carers, with information about;
1) An overview of what the Jigsaw programme for PSHE actually is, what it covers and the ethos behind it.
2) The LGBTQ content of the Jigsaw materials and how they support your child’s school to meet its statutory obligations.
3) The Relationships Education, Health Education and Sex Education curriculum in the Primary School and how they support your child’s school to meet its statutory obligations.
Please note: Schools are required to teach PSHE to children ranging from ages 3 up to 16 years old. This guidance was updated in 2019:
“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and Living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.”
(DfE, 2019, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education).
What must primary schools teach in Relationships Education, Health Education and Sex Education?
From September 2020, Relationships and Health Education are compulsory in all primary schools in England.
For primary aged children, this includes curriculum content under two headings:
Families and people who care for me
Internet safety and harms
Physical health and fitness
Healthy Eating Being Safe
Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
Health and Prevention
Basic First Aid
Changing adolescent body
More information will be uploaded to our school website regarding Jigsaw and PSHE learning, as the terms progress, to give you even more information about the resources and content of the lessons that we will be using. If you require further information about Jigsaw, please do approach us at school – we will be happy to discuss the programme with you.
With kind regards,
Miss Rice and Miss M’ak