How do we teach PSHE at Buckingham Primary School?

At Buckingham Primary school we follow the Jigsaw scheme of work to support teaching and learning in PSHE. We follow this programme from Nursery through to Year 6. Lessons are taught weekly and follow a clear programme, which are adapted to the needs of the children.

What is PSHE?
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

What is RSE?

It is compulsory for primary schools to teach Relationships Education, however, in line with government advice, we also teach Sex education to Year 6 children (which can be opted out by parents). Relationship education includes friendships, families, respectful relationships and being safe online.

What is Jigsaw?
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw is designed on a whole school approach with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time. Each theme starts with an introductory assembly and is supported by a song to reinforce the learning.









Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) is integral to our school curriculum and ethos and is woven through day to day classroom activities such as discussion and circle times, check ins, through assemblies, curriculum content and skills. We have an expectation of good manners and behaviour and this is evident in the relationships established between children themselves and between children and adults in  Buckingham Primary School. House points are awarded for children who have stood out to a member of staff either academically or socially with both effort and achievement being celebrated.  We teach Restorative Principles, encouraging children to analyse their behaviour and the impact it has upon others and how to make informed choices for the future.