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Personal, Health & Social Education - PSHE

Statement of Intent

Our aim is that children develop with deeply rooted moral and spiritual core values. We want them to flourish together socially as they learn and grow in order to reach great heights as individuals. Children are taught relevant and meaningful content in PHSE lessons so that they are well equipped to play a positive role in contributing to our school and to the wider community.



Our school values of Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Perseverance, Respect and Forgiveness are woven through the heart of our PHSE lessons. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis following the Jigsaw Scheme and end points are clearly identified.

PSHE is taught in a weekly basis across the school from the Early Years to Year 6 and we follow the Jigsaw scheme. Jigsaw PSHE aims for children to grow and develop their understanding of issues related to mental wellbeing, physical health and fitness, healthy eating, Internet safety and awareness and first aid.


Jigsaw PSHE at Horfield School

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. 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 (Puzzle) at the same time.

There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July. Each Puzzle has six Pieces (lessons) which work towards an ‘end product’.

Each Piece has two Learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning (covering the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education but enhanced to address children’s needs today); and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development to enhance children’s emotional and mental health. The enhancements mean that Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is relevant to children living in today’s world as it helps them understand and be equipped to cope with issues like body image, cyber and homophobic bullying, and internet safety.

Every Piece (lesson) contributes to at least one of these aspects of children’s development. This is mapped on each Piece and balanced across each year group.

Jigsaw Content

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase, as the table below shows:



Puzzle name


Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices

Summer 1:


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change


The Jigsaw Programme meets all the outcomes in the PSHE Association Programmes of Study, 2017.

Meet the mascots!

Each year group has a different character with a distinctive colour.

Reception – Jigsaw Jenie

Year 1 – Jigsaw Jack

Year 2 – Jigsaw Jo

Year 3 – Jigsaw Jino

Year 4 – Jigsaw Jaz

Year 5 – Jigsaw Jez

Year 6 – Jigsaw Jem