Through teaching PSHE at Castleview, we create a happy, purposeful, supportive environment
where all children are able to develop an understanding of the ever changing world in which we
live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life
Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is central to our curriculum; it helps children grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. Through PSHE, pupils will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of Castleview and their community.
They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
The teaching and learning of PSHE supports and upholds our school’s Ethos and Values and through Castleview’s chosen programme of study, Jigsaw, supported by all who work in or with the school, we strive for our children to leave ready for their transition into secondary school and adult life.
At Castleview Primary, we have implemented the scheme of work: Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines personal, social and health education (PSHE), emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time, sequentially ordered from September to July. Each year group receives one PSHE lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age-appropriate way so that the children’s needs are met.
The Jigsaw Puzzle units are as follows:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Differences
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me
Please find more information below, including an overview of all covered for each Year group:
Information for Parents & Carers
The DfE have recently reinforced the need:
“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
In line with the with the Department for Education’s five-part definition, we promote the following British values at Castleview Primary School;
- The rule of law;
- Individual liberty;
- Mutual respect;
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
At Castleview, students will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. In particular, our promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) understanding where these values are explicitly taught in a range of ways, through PSHE lessons (as explained above), Circle time and days such as ‘This is Me Day’ (promoting cultural diversity). Additionally, the values are taught through our R.E curriculum and interwoven within our creative curriculum.