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Personal, Social, Health Education

What is Jigsaw PSHE?

Jigsaw PSHE aims to support schools to work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure appropriate, accurate sex and relationship education.

Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole primary school, from Year F1 to Year 6 (3-11 year olds). It integrates PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a whole-school approach.

The Jigsaw PSHE sex and relationship education unit of work aims to give children their entitlement to information about relationships, puberty and human reproduction, appropriate to their ages and stages of development. It is treated in a matter-of-fact manner to allay embarrassment and fear. We do not believe it is controversial. It is flexible enough for a school to ensure that the material fits its ethos and values. There is a strong safeguarding element to Changing Me – the unit of work that teaches sex and relationship education.

Jigsaw PSHE is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health
Education Guidance.

Further information for parents is available below:

Delivery of RSHE


  • RSHE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity.
  • RSHE involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values.
  • RSHE is not about the promotion of sexual activity.

Statutory Guidance:

  • As a maintained primary school we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.
  • However, we are not required to provide sex education but we do need to teach the elements of sex education contained in the science curriculum.
  • For details of parents and carers rights to withdraw, please see the RSHE Policy below:
    RSHE Policy - Awaiting Governor Approval

RSHE (Jigsaw) Scheme:

  • RSHE is taught through the final three puzzles (units) in our Jigsaw Scheme: ‘Healthy Me’, 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me'.
  • The Relationships and Changing Me units are covered in the Summer Term. Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage.
  • Below is a summary of RSHE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group.
Year Group Jigsaw: Changing Me puzzle (unit) Summer 2
Reception Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies
Year Year 1 Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts
Year 2 Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy 

(which parts of the body are private and why this is)

Year 3 How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change as they grow older
Year 4 Internal and external reproductive body parts, body changes and menstruation
Year 5 Puberty for boys and girls, and conception
Year 6 Puberty for boys and girls and understanding conception to birth of a baby

These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life, taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include heterosexual couples, single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst many other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).

For further information, please see the Jigsaw’s RSHE Guide for Parents and Carers below:

Guide for Parents and Carers about Relationships and Sex Education in Jigsaw (RSE 2020 Specific Information)
Guide for Parents and Carers – What does Jigsaw teach about LGBTQ relationships (LGBTQ Specific Information)

Our PSHE Curriculum Enrichment

Diversity and Equality Week

To support our teaching of PSHE and SMSC each year, we hold a ‘Diversity and Equality’ enrichment week which is aimed at raising children’s awareness and understanding of the diversity of human culture.

To support this we use ‘No Outsiders in Our School: Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools’ by Andrew Moffat

This resource provides much needed support for every primary school in the delivery of the objectives outlined in the Equality Act 2010; and in the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) for every child.

No Outsiders in Our School provides us with a curriculum that promotes equality for all sections of the community. But more than that, the resource aims to bring children and parents on board from the start so that children leave primary school happy and excited about living in a community full of difference and diversity, whether that difference is through race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or religion.

Includes 5 lesson plans for every primary school year group (EYFS - Y6) based upon a selection of 35 picture books. Issues addressed include: gender and gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and age.

If you would like any further information please contact the school office.