We are proud to be a Jigsaw school!
Jigsaw consists of six puzzles, one puzzle a half term and six pieces (lessons). Each piece has two learning intentions, one is based on specific PSHE learning, which covers the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education but also enhanced to address children’s needs today. The second learning intention is based on emotional literacy and social skills, which covers the SEAL learning intentions which is also enhanced. These enhancements mean that Jigsaw is relevant to children living in today’s world as it helps them understand and can be equipped to cope with modern issues such as body image, cyber and homophobic bullying and internet safety.
Each puzzle starts with a whole school assembly conducted by the schools’ PSHE subject lead and is accompanied by an original song per puzzle, which is learnt in weekly singing assemblies.
Each year group learns a parallel piece of the same puzzle at the same time which is built upon in future year groups (sequentially ordered from September to July).
All year groups participate in an end of Puzzle outcome, e.g. a display or exhibition which may be shared and celebrated by the entire school.
Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of different learning styles and the need for differentiation based on children’s needs.
Jigsaw raises self-awareness, group awareness, collaboration skills, teamwork experience, respectfulness, etc. which prepare children for the wider world.