At the Lancaster School we use a programme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a comprehensive Programme for PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, the Jigsaw Programme equips us to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
PSHE is taught from Nursery to Year 2 covering a range of themes such as Being Me, Celebrating Differences, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. Throughout the year we also plan in specific days such as Feel Fabulous Friday and Marvellous Monday to focus on children’s emotional health and wellbeing.
We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy in school through Class and School Councils. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.