Personal Social Health Education including British Values and SMSC

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is taught through the Jigsaw programme; however, the mindful approach is seen throughout the whole of the curriculum. We intend to provide children with knowledge, understanding and skills that they will need throughout their lives. Children are taught that they have important roles in their community and this will continue as they grow and become adults. PSHE teaches them essential life skills.

Jigsaw brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. It also ensures that we cover statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education, which is taught during the summer term.  British Values including democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs are also included in the programme.  Jigsaw is taught each week and forms a part of the timetable for each class. Lessons provide opportunities for mindfulness, emotional literacy and tasks, which require children to use speaking and listening skills as well as teamwork. The children are encouraged to ask questions, listen to each other and to understand each other’s experiences and ideas. We regularly update parents with what is going to be taught in Jigsaw lessons as this enables children to continue conversations at home.

Through our PSHE lessons, we often talk about feelings and Mental Health. The children are taught to understand that everyone has mental health. In addition to Jigsaw, we use the Anna Freud materials and also the ‘Zones of Regulation’ to help children to understand their feelings and find ways to talk about them. We take part in a Mental Health week each year, which not only raises their understanding of mental health but it also provides ways for the children to understand and deal with the some of the feelings they have. Sometimes children need more support with their feelings, so this would be passed onto our Inclusion Team in consultation with parents.

We aim that through the teaching of PSHE, using Primary Jigsaw, we will equip the children with skills that will be beneficial as they move through their lives. We want our children to gain knowledge of the world they live in. This is reflected across the curriculum through our ‘5 Hands of Millbrook’. We hope that our children will build skills of resilience, perseverance and ambition so that they can rise to challenges, be the best that they can be, and who always have the capacity to show empathy, kindness and understanding for and towards others.

For further information please visit https://www.jigsawpshe.com/ 


Relationship and Sex Education

Relationship and Sex Education is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. We aim for our children to understand their bodies and the changes they and their peers will go through. Relationship and Sex Education is again taught through Jigsaw. We inform parents when aspects of the Sex and Relationship programme are taught and provide opportunities for parents to view resources being used.

Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from some of the lessons around sex education that are not included in the Science National Curriculum. We aim to work in partnership with parents/carers so that this rarely happens. We hope that parents recognise the importance of this aspect of their child’s education.


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Changing Me

Subject Leader: Mrs Jenny Green 

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