The three overlapping and linked ‘Core Themes’ expressed as areas of core knowledge, understanding, language, skills and strategies, and taught in accordance with pupils’ readiness, are age appropriate across all Key Stages and build upon Early Years Foundation Stage Learning.
Health & Wellbeing
· Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
· Know how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
· Be aware of safety issues, including how to respond in an emergency.
· Know how to manage change, including puberty, transition and loss.
· Develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social and cultural contexts.
· Know how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships.
· Know how to recognise risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and abuse, and ask for help.
· Know how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.
Living in the Wider World
· Know the importance of responsible behaviours and actions.
· Be responsible and independent members of the school community. Be positive and active members of a democratic society.
· Know about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment.
· Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
· Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
· Know about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
· Have a basic understanding of enterprise.
At North Walsall Primary Academy we use Jigsaw PSHE it perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into easy to use lessons. SMSC and British Values are mapped in every lesson and the scheme is RSE/Relationships and Health Education compliant for Sept 2020. Reception to Year 6 engage in this whole-school approach, using the well-structured progressive lessons. All year groups work on the same theme (a puzzle) at the same time. Providing a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There are 6 puzzles in the jigsaw and progress in sequence from the beginning to the end of the academic year.
Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how y relate to other people in this ever-changing world. Each class has a jigsaw friend which is used as the talking object in circle discussions, allowing children to offer a suggestion, experience or feeling relevant to the discussion.