PSHE & RSE at Jupiter Primary School
Our Vision for P.S.H.E. and R.S.E. at Jupiter Primary School
Our P.S.H.E. and R.S.E. Curriculum
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We deliver engaging and relevant PSHE lessons within a whole-school approach. Our teaching helps our children to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The skills and attributes they develop help pupils to stay healthy and safe, preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. Additionally, it ensures children can celebrate diversity and ‘difference’ within society, giving them an understanding of equality and empathy towards others. At Jupiter, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their potential, thus leaving school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
At Jupiter we us the Jigsaw Programme for PSHE. This includes a strong element of the now statutory Relationships Education. It is taught in a spiral, progressively, through a fully planned scheme of work. It provides children with relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships and attitudes towards themselves and others. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
Relationships & Sex Education
An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces which are covered in the summer term. There are five 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.
• To enable to children to understand diversity and equality.
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer, (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information with be shared with you by your child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.
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
Further information about how the school approaches the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education through the Jigsaw programme can be found within the documents listed below: