Message sent from:


At Maynards Green we believe that all children have the potential to become well-rounded, mindful and balanced members of the community.  Our aim is to facilitate this by nurturing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in a safe, open and positive learning environment. They will learn to be aware of their current emotions and feelings and be able to share them with no judgement or pressure.


Our school holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With strong emphasis on building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw, the PSHE scheme we use, properly equips our teachers to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation.


Apart from EYFS, our school uses the Jigsaw programme. The most relevant statements in EYFS for PSHE are taken from the following areas of learning: ● Communication and Language ● Personal, Social and Emotional ● Physical Development ● Understanding the World (please see progression document below). 

For the rest of the school, 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. The programme includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education 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 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 (small 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. 

The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.  

Term  Puzzle (Unit)  Content 
Autumn 1:  Being Me in My World  Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established. 
Autumn 2:  Celebrating Difference  Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding  
Spring 1:  Dreams and Goals  Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society 
Spring 2:  Healthy Me  Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise 
Summer 1:  Relationships  Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss 
Summer 2:  Changing Me  Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change 

At Maynards Green Community Primary School we allocate 1 lesson (approx. 45mins to 1 hour) to PSHE each week in order to teach the PSHE knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. The lessons are taught by the class teacher.

These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways:  

  • Discrete PSHE lesson throughout the school following the Jigsaw scheme of work
  • Developing mindfulness by  learning to use breathing and awareness exercises
  • Regular whole school and class assemblies linking to the School and British Values
  • Positive reward systems for appropriate behaviour including house points which can be awarded by all school staff members
  • Listening to or reading books, songs or stories with SMSC content


Our teachers use Jigsaw to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. 

This also supports the “Personal Development” and  “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.  

We can see the impact of Jigsaw through:

  • The behaviours and attitudes of the pupils within school and their relationships with each other.  
  • Evidence of class work in the form of a floor book for each class

PSHE (Jigsaw) Content Overview

21Overview 2

PSHE Policy

For copy of our PSHE Policy, including Relationships and Health Education please see the policies page of the website

Safeguarding in PSHE

The grid attached outlines a selection of lessons from each year group (F1 to Year 6) where safeguarding and/or consent are covered – implicitly or explicitly.


PSHE Education Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND
How Jigsaw supports the framework

The document covers the six sections of the PSHE Association's SEND Framework:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-care, Support and Safety
  • Managing Feelings
  • Changing and Growing
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • The World I Live in


David Law (a former Sussex Police Officer with a qualification for teaching PSHE) visited Year 6 for a cyber-safety workshop. The workshop focused on personal safety and responsibility. It gives young students the chance to discuss Online Safety issues that can make an impact early in the development of young people. Building resilience to these issues is vital and promotes a safer community for everybody.

David recommends parents/carers visit the CEOP website where there is an abundance of resources on how to keep responsible and safe on the internet. Sitting down and watching some of these videos with the young person can stimulate very helpful joint discussion.

The Get Safe Online website gives wider information on keeping the internet a safe place for everybody. It’s a great source of information.

CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)


Young at Heart termly visits with Year 4.


Our community link with Oaklands Care home.


Healthy Eating Workshops 


Positive Dog Training Talks and Assembly 


First Aid Workshops - Resus Rangers

These workshops were child-centred and the content iwas specifically designed to teach First Aid skills in a fun and interactive way. There were four little characters called the Resus Rangers who took the children on a journey, led by the Resus Ranger Leader. This includeed 'Teddy Resus', games, songs and rhymes to help learn these important skills.

Hit enter to search