At Doxey Primary we have introduced a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introduction assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. The week's lessons across the school, encourages children to try to reflect their learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever changing world.
There are six puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes and the end of Puzzle product, for example, a display or exhibition (like the Garden of Dreams and Goals) to be shared and celebrated by the whole school. Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children's needs.
The different puzzles Pieces are:
|Autumn 1||Being Me in My World|
|Autumn 2||Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)|
|Spring 1||Dreams and Goals|
|Spring 2||Healthy Me|
|Summer 2||Changing Me|
Calm Me Time - This helps children relax their bodies and calm their minds enabling them to reach an optimum state of learning.