Jigsaw information for parents & carers
What does Jigsaw teach about LGBT+ relationships?
PSHE & RSE
Whole school overview
PSHE III Statement
At Booth Wood, we use 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.
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 and the end of Puzzle product, for example, a display or exhibition 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.
Jigsaw PSHE is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health Education Guidance.
The different puzzle pieces are:
Autumn 1: Being me in my world
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference
Spring 1: Dreams & Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
What is RSE?
RSE stands for Relationships and Sex Education.
As of 2020, relationships and sex education in primary schools is now a statuatory subject, alongside Health Education.
To prepare children for embracing the challenges of a happy and successful adult life, we need to give them the knowledge that helps them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. All schools must have an up-to-date Relationships and Sex Education policy that is available for parents, carers and others to view.
Please also see the documents below to find out what each year group is taught in RSE.