At Bitterley CE Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. PSHE is taught across the school from Nursery to Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values; Compassion, Respect, Courage and Humility.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, and to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Cultural capital is at the heart of EVERY Jigsaw PSHE lesson helping students to understand and navigate a rapidly changing 21st Century world. Citizenship, at school, community, national and global levels are integral. Jigsaw PSHE directs our aim on developing the “whole child” through a spiral curriculum approach to developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of;
• Being Me in My World
• Celebrating Difference
• Dreams and Goals
• Healthy Me
• Changing Me
Puzzles are launched with a whole-school assembly containing an original song, with each year group studying the same unit at the same time (at their own level), building sequentially through the school year, facilitating whole-school learning themes.
Each lesson is built upon a Charter which underpins the behaviour and respect that is the basis for each lesson.
It is intent that all children have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere. Children have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships. Children have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society and have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.