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.
Years 5 and 6
Being me in my World
Being me in my World
Changing Me (including Sex Education)
Dreams and Goals
Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
(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…
Impact and Evaluation
By the time our children leave Radipole School they will:
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.