PSHE education is fundamental to the way children grow as individuals and therefore is an important part of our curriculum here at St George's CE Primary. Over the course of their Primary Education, we aim to support pupils to explore and discuss a variety of PSHE topics in order to understand themselves better and the lives and cultures of the world around them. We follow the Jigsaw Scheme that ensures children are taught about personal and social similarities and differences, in a way that is sensitive and age-appropriate.
Being me in my world and Celebrating differences are taught in the Autumn Term, Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me are covered in the Spring Term and finally, Relationships and Changing me and how we can be good members of our local community and become global citizens are taught in the Summer Term. These topics look different dependent on age groups, but we aim to develop and build upon children’s knowledge and understanding from EYFS to Year Six. PSHE helps our children to consider what is important to them, now and in the future. It provides them with a platform to voice their own opinions and to learn to listen and respect the opinions of others.
Calm Me Time
Jigsaw is the mindfulness approach to PSHE. At the start of every lesson at St George'ss, we do a 'Calm Me' time with the children. This involves calming our minds and bodies and getting ourselves ready for learning. The children really enjoy this.