Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE)
At Meynell School, we follow 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. 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, for example, a display or exhibition 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.
Here is a quick snapshot overview to explain what we will be learning in each half-terms puzzle piece
Jigsaw is more than a PSHE Scheme of Work. It provides a structured programme of personal development to nurture the ‘whole child’ and increase learning capacity, underpinned by mindfulness philosophy and practice. Want to know more? Click below:
Here is a quick snapshot overview to explain what we are learning in each half-terms puzzle piece:
Parents and carers - wondering what is Jigsaw and PSHE? Click below to find out more!
We know that we are all the same and we are all different and this makes our world an interesting place to live. How are British Values approached in Jigsaw, click here to read more.
Relationships Education, Health Education and Sex Education in the Primary School. How does Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE (ages 3-11) approach these subjects? Here is a guide for parents and carers that we hope you find useful!
What does Jigsaw teach about LGBTQ relationships? Read more below: