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How do we teach PSHE & RSE at Caedmon Primary School?


At Caedmon we use the Jigsaw scheme of work to support teaching and learning in PSHE and RSE. We follow this programme from year 1 through to Year 6. Lessons are taught weekly and are adapted to suit the needs for children at Caedmon including pupils with additional needs. Staff must teach using the National Curriculum 2014 and we have listened and adapted our Jigsaw scheme of work after listening and consulting with parents. 


Within early years children are able to explore PSHE and relationships (friendships) during circle time where pupils discuss a range of topics including: healthy food, brushing teeth, how to clean, friendships and problem solving in difficult situations. it allows pupils to discuss and reflect upon the foundations of their young lives.


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. It also promotes core British values within its teaching. 


What is RSE?


RSE stands for Relationships & Sex Education. Relationships Education was made compulsory by the government to be taught throughout primary school, however, in line with government advice, we also teach Sex Education to Year 6 children (which can be opted out by parents/carers). Relationship Education includes friendships, families, respectful relationships and being safe online. Sex Education focuses on physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty. 


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 puzzle (theme) at the same time. Each theme starts with an introductory session. 

PSHE & RSE Policy

Jigsaw - LGBTQ Parent Leaflet