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An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces.

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

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 PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education through the Jigsaw programme can be found within the documents listed.

Staff also have the use of the resource 'Goodness and Mercy', which offers planning and support written particularly with Church of England and Methodist schools and academies in mind.

More information can be found at: https://goodnessandmercy.co.uk/

PSHE Education at Dodleston CE Primary School

PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of your child's learning. Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.

How we teach PSHE

At Dodleston CE Primary School we follow the Jigsaw approach to PSHE.

Jigsaw provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

• Have a sense of purpose

• Value self and others

• Form relationships

• Make and act on informed decisions

• Communicate effectively

• Work with others

• Respond to challenge

• Be an active partner in their own learning

• Be active citizens within the local community

• Explore issues related to living in a democratic society

• Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

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