Our Health and Wellbeing curriculum will be centred around three core areas:
Living in the Wider World.
British values will encompass all learning within the three core areas above. Children will have opportunities to build on their knowledge and understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
These three areas will provide pupils with:
Accurate and relevant knowledge
Opportunities to relate knowledge to real life
Opportunities to explore individual’s values, attitudes and beliefs as well as understand those of others
Knowledge about safety, helping them to recognise when they are at risk and providing them with strategies and language to take appropriate action
Skills and strategies for a living a healthy, safe and responsible life
Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. A lesson a week helps teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building the relationship with their class, getting to know them better as unique human beings. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time.
Each lesson has a 'calm me' time in which children learn mindfullness techniques and ways to manage their emotions through mindfullness. If a child can be aware of their thoughts and feelings as they arise and have been taught and practised how to use interventions e.g. breathing (Calm Me) techniques, they can choose to regulate/ manage their thoughts and feelings by using these interventions. They can effectively press the ‘pause’ button and consider whether to allow that chain of thoughts to continue or to change its direction, thus potentially choosing the response, action/ behaviour that will be motivated by it.
There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from the start of each academic year:
Term 1: Being Me in My World Term
2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying)
Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me
Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me (including Sex Education)
Children learnt that there is a difference between being rude, mean and being a bully.
As our theme is 'Power for Good', children reflected on what it takes to be a kind friend. In doing so, they complimenteted their classmates and handed out 'Power for Good' tokens when they witnessed someone being a kind friend.
Children also learnt about what do do if they are being bullied online or in person. We also learnt how to prevent ourselves from being bullied online.
This week we had a special assembly all about Remembrance day. The children learnt about what happened in WW1 and WW2 and why we wear poppies to help us remember. We also looked at photographs and heard about Jimmy Hasler who served in WW2, he was Mrs Searle's Grandad. She told us how he used to tell her about what the war was like, where he had been and what he had done to help the country. We also learnt about Sgt Mike Bridges, who is a friend of Mrs Searle and until recently was in the Army. We saw photographs of him in his uniform and were able to look at the medals he has been awarded. Sgt Bridges has a medal for 1000 days in active service we were surprised to find out that this is the same amount of time that had passed from one of our YR children being born to today! He also lent us some of his protective equipment that he used when he was in Afghanistan. We all felt that he was a very brave man and are grateful to him and all the other soldiers who go and work in dangerous places to help keep us safe. One of our children tried on the helmet and was surprised to see how heavy it was! We finished our assembly with a two minute silence so we could think about all that we had heard. All of the children took part and displayed very respectful attitudes throughout.