Children at Queen’s Manor, through our Jigsaw PSHE programme, show a thorough understanding of how they think, feel and relate to those around them. Children receive well planned, weekly PSHE lessons throughout the school from the Nursery to those in Year 6, ready to embark onto new challenges.
Children at Queen’s Manor are shaped by our curriculum and whole school vision, which enables all children, regardless of background, ability or additional needs to flourish and become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. Our intent is implemented through depth, accurate subject knowledge, detailed planning and building on prior learning. The Jigsaw scheme provides a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education and progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
Jigsaw has two Learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development to enhance children’s emotional and mental health. Every Piece contributes to at least one of these aspects of children’s development. This is mapped on each Piece and balanced across each year group. Children complete six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces), covering each academic year. The themes each half term are as follows;
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
Children are taught clear skills and knowledge progression in line with the National Curriculum, the child’s skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Children receive a variety of teaching and learning activities, which are engaging and mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation, and the Early Years (EYFS) planning is aligned to the National Early Years Framework (England). Our SEN provision is adapted to include more calming sessions and visual prompts. Further progression in writing is evident in KS2 as children write and document sessions themselves, recorded in the class scrapbook. Children instil a strong sense of British values during their time at Queen’s Manor, as these run throughout the scheme, across all Jigsaw PSHE themes. British values are implemented and evident through class school council members, debate teams and Year 6 leaders.
Children at Queen’s Manor also focus on individual values and skills, which we discuss and celebrate throughout the year such as; Kindness week, Odd sock day, International Day, competitive sports day and Remembrance Day. Children develop and showcase their values throughout each of these occasions. Implementation is also provided through our whole school approach, praising attitude or behaviour each week during assembly, and throughout the week with similar positive appraisals in individual classes. Children celebrate achievements of themselves, as well as celebrating every child’s contribution to the school community.