JIGSAW Our PSHE Curriculum
At SMA, we are proud to teach Jigsaw PSHE.
Jigsaw is a progressive and spiral Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Early Years through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
Jigsaw PSHE helps promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Jigsaw PSHE actively promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.
Jigsaw Whole – School Overview
How would children benefit if they could be aware of their thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, on purpose with no judgement?
This is what mindfulness means. It can be learnt, and techniques to develop it taught. It also needs to be practised. We believe mindfulness is a vital tool for life: not only does it support the regulation of emotion and build emotional resilience but also enhances focus and concentration; both helping to optimise learning.
Mindful children can more readily choose their responses to situations rather than react while caught up in the thought-flows and emotions.
In Jigsaw PSHE, mindfulness is developed through the ‘Calm Me’ times in each piece (lesson). This consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisation- all tried, tested and very enjoyable activities for children and teachers alike.