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*See below on how you can support us in developing our RSE Policy*
Here, at Littleport Community Primary School we value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as well-rounded human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.
We have introduced a whole school for PSHE called Jigsaw. We have chosen this as a scheme as it combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. All year groups work on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time. This enables each puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for our school.
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 (each covered half-termly) each puzzle consisting of 6 pieces (weekly lessons).
The different puzzles are:
Being Me in My World
Dreams and Goals
See Jigsaw PSHE 3-11 Content Overview in the Helpful Documents box below for more detail on the pieces of each puzzle.
At Littleport Community Primary School we allocate approximately 45 minutes to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way.
These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways: Assemblies, Our Learning Charter, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.
Class teachers deliver the weekly lessons to their own classes, as we understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships with a teacher and their class.
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme.
In teaching RSE, we must have regard to guidance issued by the secretary of state as outlined in section 403 of the Education Act 1996.
RSE is delivered through two Puzzles in the summer term:
There are four main aims of teaching RSE:
• To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
• To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
• To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
• To empower them to be safe and safeguarded
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage.
Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• Foundation Stage - Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies
• 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 in girls 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
We also use Pantosaurus in discussions with the EYFS and Year 1 about keeping privates, private.
Our Relationships and Sex Education policy has recently been updated to reflect the Jigsaw scheme. We are currently in the process of consulting on the changes to this document. I would very much welcome your views and am pleased to provide a Parent and Carer Consultation period.
Here’s how you can help:
Please share your feedback on the draft RSE policy and curriculum using this anonymous questionnaire:
The consultation will be open until Monday 13th March 2023