At Rudston Primary we are fully committed to providing a PSHE curriculum that is accessible to all pupils which supports them in becoming healthy, responsible and independent members of society.
Our curriculum aims to provide children with the chance to ask and challenge ‘big questions’ with the opportunity to develop their own voice and self-awareness in a respectful and supportive environment.
We aim for all children to leave Rudston Primary School with the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepared the next phase of their education. Laying the foundations for all pupils to thrive and reach their full potential.
At Rudston we aim to provide a spiral curriculum which ensures structured progression, so children build up their understanding of health, relationships, safety and social issues in age-appropriate steps. Last year we have introduced ‘Jigsaw PSHE’ to ensure a consistent whole school approach to our PSHE curriculum (see below for more details).
At Rudston we use 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. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. Assembly themes are then linked to highlights a theme from each week’s lessons across the school, and encourage 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, for example, a display or exhibition (like the Garden of Dreams and Goals) to be shared and celebrated by the whole school. 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.
The different puzzle pieces are:
To find out more about Jigsaw see the downloads section to access the Parent/Carer information guide.
Relationships & Sex Education
An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ puzzle pieces which are covered in the summer term.
There are four main aims of teaching RSE:
- To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
• To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
• To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
• To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer, (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information with be shared with you by your child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.
Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• Foundation Stage – Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies
• Year 1 – Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts
• Year 2 – Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is)
• Year 3 – How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change as they grow older
• Year 4 – Internal and external reproductive body parts, body changes in girls and menstruation
• Year 5 – Puberty for boys and girls, and conception
• Year 6 – Puberty for boys and girls and understanding conception to birth of a baby
Further information about how the school approaches the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education through the Jigsaw programme can be found in the guides in the downloads section at the bottom of the page.
The DFE Programme of Study suggests pupils should be taught:
Health and Wellbeing
- what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
- how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
- how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and well-being
- ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
- managing change, such as puberty, transition and loss
- how to make informed choices about health and well-being and to recognise sources of help with this
- how to respond in an emergency
- to identify different influences on health and well-being
- how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
- how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
- how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
- how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
- how to respect equality and diversity in relationships
Living in a wider world
- about respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
- about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
- about different groups and communities
- to respect quality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
- about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
- about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
- how money plays an important part in people’s lives
- a basic understanding of enterprise