Our children learn how to be healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help them to understand how they are developing personally and socially and explore ways to tackle and questions many of the moral, social and cultural issues they may be faced with. Our children are provided with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and value what it means to be a member of a diverse community. We aim for our children to have a strong sense of self; playing a positive role in contributing to school life and within the wider community.
At Greenacres, we use Jigsaw PHSE as an approach to support the planning and delivery of high quality first teaching in PHSE.
Jigsaw, brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
A lesson a week with the teaching resources included, helps teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building the relationship with their class, getting to know them better as unique human beings.
Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time.
Long term plan for PHSE
Jigsaw Overview progression map from Nursery to Y6
PHSE is taught weekly through discrete lessons. Work is recorded by adding to a whole class floor book. In each unit of work, there are linked objectives which are outcomes linked to the new RSE and PHSE curriculum objectives.
Assessment in PHSE happens in the following ways:
- Self reflection and review
- Verbal feedback from the teacher
- Peer feedback and discussions
- Assessment for learning using the outcomes overviews below
- Learning walks and review of floor books by subject lead and SLT
Jigsaw assessment tools
At the end of each year, parents are informed whether there child is working at Age Related Expectations linked to the National Curriculum, Early Years Framework and Jigsaw assessment tools. This is done by way of an annual report to parents.
A further focus this year is our work towards the United Against Bullying Award. This has been identified by the children as an area they would like to see further development of during a whole school review. Recent Link Governor visits to school have identified progress being made towards our action plan.
As a staff, we have reviewed practice in school through an audit and have put in place some strategies and measures to prioritise work in this area.
Further information can be found about this award on our United Against Bullying Page.