The Six Puzzles (Themes/Units of work)
Our school follows the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work.
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw (quickly identified by their colour scheme) designed to progress in sequence from the beginning of each academic year:
Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
Each Puzzle has six Pieces (lessons) which work towards an ‘end product’, for example, The School Learning Charter or The Garden of Dreams and Goals.
The whole school works on the same Puzzle at the same time, meaning that each Puzzle can be launched with a whole-school assembly and learning can be celebrated by the whole school in a meaningful way.
The Jigsaw Charter
This is just an example. Each class will work on creating their own rules during the first jigsaw piece. These rules will then make up the Whole School Learning Charter.
The Structure of the Pieces (lessons) in Jigsaw
The creation of Jigsaw is motivated by the genuine belief that if attention is paid to supporting children’s personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way, this will not only improve their capacity to learn (across the curriculum) but will ultimately improve their life chances. That’s why Jigsaw is completely child-focussed. This is reflected in the innovative way that Pieces (lessons) are structured, which also reflects understanding of the learning process.
In designing the Pieces, we imagine that children are asking the teacher to:
Using these child-centred headings for the sections of each Piece is very significant.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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