At Castle Hill Primary School we teach PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic education) in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits and activities.
In order to support our teaching, we have tailored the Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, programme of study to suit our pupils, school and community in order to meet our children’s needs.
Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time. These themes are: Being me in my world, celebrating difference (including anti-bullying), dreams and goals, healthy me, relationships and changing me.
From September 2020, Relationships and Health Education are compulsory in all primary schools in England. Our RSE Policy statement can be found below or on our Policies page. For primary aged children this includes curriculum content under two headings (DfE 2019):
- Relationships Education, which include: Families and people who care for me, Caring Friendships, Respectful Relationships, Online Relationships and Being safe.
- Health Education, which include: Mental well-being, Internet safety and harms, Physical health and fitness, Healthy Eating, Drugs, alcohol and tobacco, Health and prevention, Basic first aid and Changing adolescent body.
Through using the Jigsaw approach to teaching we are able to cover all aspects of relationships and health education in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. At Castle Hill Primary School we teach human reproduction in upper Key Stage 2 to ensure children know the accurate facts concerning this before going to secondary school, and to ensure children understand why the body changes in adolescence.