PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of your child's national curriculum learning.
At St Matthew's 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 introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lessons across the school, and encourages children to try to reflect that 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 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 six puzzles are:
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me.
Click the logo below to see our plan for 2021-22 for PSHE.
We also follow half termly events for PSHE to supplement our PSHE curriculum such as Help for Heroes day, Comic Relief, Children in need day, Internet safety day, Anti bullying day and much more.
We also have visitors into school as much as possible to build our links with the local community.
The school has a mini bus where the children take part in lots of exciting trips to supplement their learning and provide the children with valuable life experiences.