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Personal Social Health Education

At Ropsley CE Primary School, we believe that PSHE is integral to supporting our pupil’s personal and social development in our diverse ever-changing community. Our core values are woven throughout our curriculum and school life to guide our pupils to become responsible, resilient and respectful members of society. We believe that when surrounded by a positive environment, that nurtures, supports and listens, we can enable our pupils to succeed to be considerate, positive and independent learners.

At Ropsley we have chosen to use a Scheme of Work called Jigsaw PSHE.
The overview below summarises the content in each of Jigsaw’s units of work (Puzzles): We teach one puzzle each half-term in the order you see them below.

Being Me In My World
covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice.

Celebrating Difference
focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict; children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normality’. Anti-bullying, including cyber and homophobic bullying, is an important aspect of this Puzzle.

Dreams and Goals
aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what their personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, using team-work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for their community and the world.
It’s great for children to have this experience, to think ambitiously, and to have aspirations.

Healthy Me covers two main areas of health: Emotional/mental health (relaxation, being
safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid). Most of the statutory content for Health Education (DfE) is contained within this Puzzle.

starts with building a respectful relationship with self and covers topics including families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this
Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to online safety and social networking. Children learn how to deal with conflict, build assertiveness skills, and identify their own strengths and strategies for building self-esteem and resilience. They explore roles and responsibilities in families and friendship groups, and consider stereotypes. 

Changing Me deals with change of many types, from growing from young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, puberty, self-respect and safeguarding. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to secondary school and how to cope positively with such changes. Life cycles and human reproduction are taught in some year groups at the school’s discretion. Jigsaw has produced a separate leaflet explaining the approach taken with Relationships and Sex Education. In Years 5 and 6 where we teach about conception, you will receive a letter that includes clear information about vocabulary and examples of the resources we use. We can make content for any other unit available on request.