RSHE & RSE
RSHE & RSE Policy
At Old Church C of E Primary School we have introduced a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. There is a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lessons across the school, and encourages children to try to reflect that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes and the end of Puzzle product. Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
We follow the Jigsaw Learning Charter
At Old Church Primary School, we have decided to define sex education as Puberty.
Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory Relationships and Sex Education” DfE Guidance p.17
At Old Church Primary School, puberty is taught as a statutory requirement of Health Education and covered by our Jigsaw PSHE Programme in the ‘Changing Me’ Puzzle (unit). We conclude that sex education refers to Human Reproduction, and therefore inform parents of their right to request their child be withdrawn from the PSHE lessons that explicitly teach this in the Jigsaw Changing Me Puzzle Unit. (RSHE Policy April 2021)
S (EYFS): "We do puzzles that learn you new things. We sit in a circle and do talking. The one who holds Jigsaw Jenie can speak. We make friends."
A (YR1): "We use Jigsaw Jack to speak about him and cuddle him. We use the Jigsaw Charter to help us follow the rules. We circle his thumb to show what we have learnt."
J & L-M (YR2): "We learn with Jigsaw Jo. He taught us about healthy food and how to keep a healthy brain. We can breathe in and out if we have different emotions. He has a Jigsaw Charter to teach us rules, such as privacy (confidentiality)."
L (YR5): "I enjoyed Jigsaw when we looked at out dreams and goals. It helps me think what I'm going to achieve when growing up. I need to put my mind to things to help me get where I want to be"