PSHE Curriculum

Intent Statement

At Houghton Regis Primary School, we aim to promote pupil’s personal, social, spiritual and health education, as well as their emotional development and well-being. We build on statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and in statutory guidance and follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work to provide consistency throughout our school, support staff with subject knowledge and reduce teacher workload. We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.  This enables them to learn life skills to assist their personal, spiritual and physical growth. We explore the changes that everyone undergoes to deal with today’s society and give pupils an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being an outstanding citizen.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. In addition, our PSHE curriculum incorporates an age-appropriate understanding of RSE, as set in the statutory guidance, enabling all children to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.

The subject leader is responsible for ensuring a whole school progression is outlined from EYFS to year 6 and ensure teachers use a long term PSHE programme to equip pupils with an age-appropriate, sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Each phase builds on the vocabulary, knowledge and skills taught in the previous to allow children to acquire further knowledge, know more and remember more.

INTENT (What we hope to do and why we want to do it) IMPLEMENTATION (How we are going to do it) IMPACT (The outcomes we hope to achieve)
Target Actions Timescale and Resources Measurement of success
To research into a whole school scheme of work that is right for HRPS · AW to make research into the PSHE schemes of work on offer to schools


· SLT to review all options and give feedback on which they think would be the most beneficial for our school


· JE and KH to make the final decision based on the needs of the school and the budget

· June 2020 – September 2020


· List of PSHE schemes of work

· SLT will have contributed their opinions towards the PSHE schemes


· The school will have chosen the most beneficial scheme of work for HRPS

To buy the Jigsaw Scheme of work to help us provide a rich and nurturing PSHE curriculum from EYFS to Year 6 ·         KH to place an order the Jigsaw scheme of work


·         Jigsaw £1,925


·         Order form

·         Jigsaw PSHE will have been purchase


·         The Jigsaw resources will have arrived at school



To introduce the staff to the Jigsaw scheme of work ·         AW to have time during a staff meeting to explain how the new scheme of works, what’s included and how we are going to implement it into our timetables


·         AW to create a shared Google Drive folder with all planning, guidance and resources included

·         September 2020 – October 2020


·         Jigsaw friends


·         Google Drive

·         The staff will know where to and how to access the materials required to teach PSHE


·         Class teachers will have allocated specific teaching time for PSHE on their weekly timetables

To ensure provision for the new 2020 RSE curriculum is in place by September 2020 ·         Use the Jigsaw overview, map out when RSE will be covered throughout the year


·         Ensure all staff are aware of when they will be teaching RSE (e.g., which topics RSE can be found in)


·         Staff meeting to ensure staff are aware and confident teaching the new RSE curriculum

·         Start date: June 2020

·         End date: July 2021


·         Government and Jigsaw guidance to be printed and handed out

·         The new RSE curriculum will be implemented using the Jigsaw planning in line with the government guidance


·         Staff meeting completed

To ensure there is progressive coverage of PSHE across the whole school ·         Ensure all staff have a copy of the PSHE curriculum overview


·         Allow time during staff meetings for staff to ask questions regarding coverage of curriculum


·         Implement weekly PSHE lessons throughout the year

·         Review half termly


·         AW to meet with year groups to discuss how PSHE is being taught/covered


·         Cover for AW to observe PSHE being taught across the school

·         All areas of the curriculum will be covered, as seen on the yearly curriculum overview


·         Teachers will feel confident knowing they have covered all areas of the curriculum

To implement and monitor the assessment process for PSHE ·         AW to speak with staff about how to use the assessment provided by Jigsaw


·         All teachers to begin to use this for the next half term


·         Start date: Spring 2


·         End date: End of Summer 2


·         Review half termly


·         AW to meet with each key stage to see how assessment is being carried out and how effective it is

·         All teaching staff to be aware of the assessment for PSHE and how to implement it


·         Teachers will feel confident when assessing the children in their class


·         Teacher’s will be able to use this assessment to inform their future teaching and learning

To implement Learning Journals for each individual child in the school ·         AW to speak with JE and SLT about the use of Learning Journals and how they will benefit the children’s learning


·         AW to look into the price of buying exercise books for the whole school


·         March 2021 – May 2021


·         YPO and Herts for Learning catalogues

·         AW will have priced up Learning Journals for the whole school


The following information and more can be found in the introductory document below.

Jigsaw-Information-Leaflet-for-Parents-and-Carers-2020 (1).pdf 

What is PSHE Education?

PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?

According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:

promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;

prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;

promotes British values.

From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education. Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010). The Jigsaw Programme supports all

What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and how does it work?

Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.

Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11 (12 in Scotland). Written by teachers and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).

Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:

To build their capacity for learning To equip them for life

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

Each Puzzle starts with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is also a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school encouraging children to live that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.

How does Jigsaw work at Houghton Regis Primary?

In each school year of Jigsaw, we solve 6 puzzles. We explore one each half-term:

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me


Changing Me

Your lessons will have different parts:

-The Jigsaw Charter will help you feel safe and respected

-Connect Us is when you will play some games.

-Calm Me time will help you relax and manage your feelings

Your lessons will have different parts:

-Open My Mind will focus your thoughts on the lesson topic.

-Tell Me or Show Me is when you will be taught new skills and information.

-Let Me Learn is where you will have a chance to put these into practice.

-Help Me Reflect is when you will be able to think about how you feel about your learning and your progress.

Houghton Regis Primary PSHE (including RSHE) Policy

Overview of Jigsaw Content by Year Group


See how Jigsaw meets the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education


See how Jigsaw fully incorporates the teaching of Fundamental British Values


See how Jigsaw lessons create opportunities for developing SMSC


Year 2 – RSE material







Houghton Regis Primary School