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At Kingsmoor Lower School, we believe that our carefully planned curriculum, along with our values-based education, dedication to British Values and pastoral care, will equip all children with the knowledge and skills to become well-educated and rounded young adults, ready to take their place in the world. We aim to provide children with a nurturing environment and opportunities to reach their full potential, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically and socially.



PSHE and RHE is taught in weekly sessions. We follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work that is logically sequenced so that themes are built upon and revisited, allowing children to grow in confidence. RHE is taught by the class teacher through engaging and exciting activities, which allow for open discussion and debate. These activities are planned in an age-appropriate way and take into consideration the children’s understanding and previous knowledge. Around the school, we promote good behaviour and positive character traits, including respect, honesty, courage and kindness. To do this, we have clear and high expectations on behaviour. This promotes a sense of belonging, identity and pride along with good mental wellbeing.



Following the implementation of the broad and age-appropriate curriculum, children will be respectful, independent, responsible and confident members of society within our community and the wider world.  Children’s understanding of our curriculum will be assessed through creative ways such as quizzes and self-expression to show what they have learnt throughout each unit. The children will be equipped with the skills needed to maintain positive and healthy lifestyles, relationships and contributions to society. These can be seen when meeting the children at our school as the children show their values, manners and understand how to interact safely with others.  As they become more confident throughout each RHE theme, children will understand their personal role in society.

The following information and more can be found in the introductory document below.


Jigsaw leaflet for parents and carers 2020


What is PSHE Education?

PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?

According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.

From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).
The Jigsaw Programme supports all


What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and how does it work?

Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11 (12 in Scotland). Written by teachers and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).

Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.


Overview of Jigsaw Content by Year Group

Jigsaw uk-3-11-snapshot-overview-map.pdf


See how Jigsaw fully incorporates the teaching of Fundamental British Values



See how Jigsaw lessons create opportunities for developing SMSC



Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Government guidance to relationships education and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education




See how Jigsaw meets the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education

Jigsaw UK-3-11-and-statutory-relationships-and-health-education-map.pdf


RSHE Parent Guide



Please note, Sex education is taught in middle school.


How LGBTQ content is taught: Parent Guide




Pupil Voice Year 3 and 4


Do you like PSHE?

“Yes, I like it”. Siena

“I like it, it makes me feel safe and tells me how to be safe.”

“It is fun and I liked sharing about my family.” Callum

“It makes me feel happy hearing about other people’s families.” - Lukas


What do you learn in PSHE?

“Tells us how to be nice and who will look after us and who we can talk to.” – Scarlett.

“The activities help us in real life” Amber

“It stopped me and Lucas fighting, we play now.” Lola

“We learn about what is important in life like bullying and conflict.” Isabella

“Helps us understand bad situations.” Caleb

“Anti-bullying is better for the world.” Leland

“Teaches me how to be good and helps to change how we act.” Zachary

“We learn about real situations and how to solve the problems” Teddy

“Being thoughtful about others and their situations.” Jack