Radipole Primary School

Happy, kind and brave.

Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.


PSHE Curriculum Vision


PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.” (The PSHE Association)


Purpose and Intent

At Radipole we aim to give our children the knowledge, understanding and emotions to enable them to play an active role in society. We strive to teach vital life skills, helping children to manage many critical life experiences, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow. We promote respect and tolerance for those who choose to live their lives differently to others.   Giving the children the skills and knowledge to stay safe and healthy is a high priority and children are equipped to make informed decisions.  We encourage children to have confidence in their own thoughts and believe that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.


Implementation and Realisation

At Radipole we follow the Jigsaw 3-11 PSHE scheme which offers a comprehensive programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education.  It is a spiral, progressive scheme of work, giving children the relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.  There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

Jigsaw consists of six half-term units of work (Puzzles), each containing six lessons (Pieces) covering each academic year. All children will study the same topics in each year group (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes. At Radipole we feel strongly that the Changing Me topic needs to delivered to Years 5 and 6 in the Autumn term to account for children’s growth and early development through Puberty, therefore we have adapted the order of the units for Years 5 and 6 to reflect this need.



Rec-Year 4

Years 5 and 6

Autumn 1

Being me in my World

Being me in my World

Autumn 2

Celebrating Difference

(including anti-bullying)

Changing Me (including Sex Education)

Spring 1

Dreams and Goals

Celebrating Difference  (including anti-bullying)

Spring 2

Healthy Me

Healthy Me

Summer 1



Summer 2

Changing Me

(including Sex Education)

Dreams and Goals


Every Piece has two Learning Intentions, one specific to Relationships and Health Education (PSHE) and the other designed to develop emotional literacy and social skills.

Jigsaw identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and reflects the overall aims, values, and ethos of our school.


Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world.’ (Jigsaw)


At Radipole, in addition to Relationships Education, we also teach Sex Education through the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme.  Alongside this we teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity because it is important that our children should have an understanding of the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain.


In teaching of PSHE at Radipole you will see…

  • Interactive Jigsaw lessons centred on the children using up to date, appropriate and engaging resources.
  • Safe, communicative lessons, providing all children the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences with their peers through the use of circle time. Attention will be given to deliver sensitive lessons with care and compassion, acknowledging children’s individual histories, experiences and cultures.
  • Pupils are engaged in the learning, with carefully considered resources, adult support or differentiated work to overcome difficulties from a special educational need or a disadvantaged background.
  • Diverse ways of learning and recording learning to allow all children to be able to engage fully with lessons.
  • Frequent reflection and connection across units and year groups, clearly linking and demonstrating previous, interconnected topics, helping children build an intricate understanding of themselves and others.


Impact and Evaluation

By the time our children leave Radipole School they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming physically healthy  
  • be open minded appreciating difference and diversity
  • be  able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem
  • be morally responsible making positive choices for their own futures to become active members of society


The children’s learning is assessed against the learning objectives identified within the Jigsaw scheme.  Jigsaw provides a summative assessment opportunity at the end of each unit (Piece 6) enabling teachers to assess children’s understanding of the unit and to identify whether children are working above, below or at an expected level of development.  In addition to this, children’s progress is monitored through questioning and discussion.  Skills and knowledge are built upon through curriculum progression across the year groups and across sequences of lessons, to allow learning to be fully embedded.