At Fairfield First we have implemented a whole school approach to PSHE and SRE by using the Jigsaw scheme of work and resources.
Jigsaw is a unique, progressive and effective scheme of work aiming to prepare children for life, helping them to value who they are and how they relate to other people in the world. The same units of work are taught across all year groups at the same time, and knowledge is built on year after year.
Term 1— Being Me in My World
Term 2— Celebrating Difference
Term 3— Dreams and Goals
Term 4— Healthy Me
Term 5— Relationships
Term 6— Changing Me
Each session lets the children talk to each other, practice mindfulness, learn a new skill and reflect.
At Fairfield First you will not see PSHE and wellbeing limited to a weekly lesson. Children are exposed to a range of PSHE and wellbeing learning opportunities daily through cross-curricular activities that promotes kindness, resilience and empathy.
For many years now mental health and emotional wellbeing has been a top priority for us. We are committed to ensuring that all children from Reception to Yr4 understand the importance of positive wellbeing to their everyday life, understand how to self-regulate their own wellbeing and is able to take part in suitable activities that help their mental health.
In 2019 we achieved the Wellbeing in School award which acknowledged the success in raising the profile of mental health and wellbeing at Fairfield.
Relationships and Sex Education
From September 2020, all ‘primary school’ were required to teach Relationships Education to all children. This is covered in Terms 5 and 6 in the Jigsaw curriculum. All year groups will teach lessons and use vocabulary which are developmentally appropriate for the age of the children. Overviews and vocabulary are shared with parents beforehand and as a school we will answer any questions and queries that parents may have.
Overview of Jigsaw Scheme of work for parents