At St. Stephen’s Infant School, we want the children to be ready, respectful and safe and to understand their rights and responsibilities towards themselves and others within the local and wider global community. Our school vision and aims are central to the teaching of PSHE. PSHE enables teachers to support children’s personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way to:
- Improve and build positive relationships, social skills and show empathy
- Prepare for learning; setting goals, working hard and trying your best, concentrating and trying new things
- Reflect on their learning in order to improve; embracing challenge, never giving up and pushing themselves to be the best they can be and challenging yourself to succeed.
EYFS and KS1
We use ‘The Jigsaw Approach’ to teach PSHE in the classroom. There are 6 units of work called jigsaw puzzle pieces; one unit per term. Each year group studies the same unit at the same time allowing for themes to be shared and celebrated by the whole school.
There are six puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July:
Puzzle 1 - Being me in my world (links to behaviour and children’s role in school and wider community)
Puzzle 2 - Celebrating difference (develop a positive sense of themselves, develop respect for others including diversity and anti-bullying)
Puzzle 3 - Dreams and goals (setting goals, to have confidence in their own abilities and how to cope with disappointment)
Puzzle 4 - Healthy me (healthy lifestyle choices, relaxation and mental health awareness and learning how to manage their feelings)
Puzzle 5 - Relationships (understanding healthy and positive relationships, develop social skills and dealing with conflict)
Puzzle 6 - Changing me (sex education – body parts, moving house, new siblings and bereavement)