PSHE Curriculum

You can download our PSHE overview here: PSHE Jigsaw Overview


At Kingsmoor Academy we use the Jigsaw scheme to promote a whole school approach to
the teaching and learning of Personal, Social and Health education (including Relationships,
Health and Sex Education). Our intention is to deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all
and will maximise the outcomes of every child. The curriculum is designed so that learning is
holistic and mindfulness runs through every Jigsaw piece and puzzle.
PSHE is taught explicitly, and nurtured implicitly, through well structured, progressive
weekly lessons. It builds social skills, grows emotional literacy, enables positive mental
health and nurtures children’s positive relationships with themselves and others. Spiritual,
Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC), Fundamental British Values and Safeguarding
are addressed throughout, promoting the pupils’ growth as British citizens to uphold the
principles of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of
different faiths, beliefs and beliefs.


PSHE lessons are delivered in discrete weekly lessons following the Jigsaw scheme. Key
Stage and in class assemblies are used to further explore themes and to address current

The Six Puzzles (Themes/Units of work)

There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw (quickly identified by their colour scheme) designed to
progress in sequence from the beginning 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)
Each Puzzle has six Pieces (lessons) which work towards an ‘end product’, for example, The
School Learning Charter or The Garden of Dreams and Goals.


The effectiveness of the curriculum is monitored through looking at work produced and
discussions with pupils. At the end of each Jigsaw piece pupils self-assess their
understanding, this is followed by teacher assessment.

Relationship and Sex Education

From September 2020, the Government have issued new guidelines making Relationship,
Health and Sex Education (RHSE) compulsory in primary schools. This area of Jigsaw covers
the changes that children will face, both physically and emotionally. This will cover aspects
of Sex and Relationship education.
At Kingsmoor Academy we believe that knowledge empowers children to make informed
decisions that keep them happy, safe and secure. The previous 5 units build resilience, selfesteem and confidence and the ability to deal with appropriate information without fear or
embarrassment. Both ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ are kept till the summer term to
ensure that the children are taught this when they are at their most mature within the year.

Please note the following documents are on our website and accompany this document:
• RSHE primary schools guide for parents
• RSHE-overview for Relationships and Changing me
• RSHE-A Guide for Parents and Carers leaflet
• PSHE-RSE Book Lists with age appropriate vocabulary

PSHE Key Documents

PSHE At Kingsmoor

PSHE Jigsaw Overview

PSHE Overview For Relationships And Changing Me

PSHE A Guide For Parents And Carers Leaflet

PSHE Overview For Relationships And Changing Me

PSHE RSE Book Lists With Age Appropriate Vocabulary

PSHE Relationships A Guide For Parents

PSHE Understanding Relationships And Health Education In Your Childs School