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We follow the JIGSAW scheme. 

Relationships and Sex Education: Every child is valued and respected.

Our framework for teaching RSE is set within the context of developing loving relationships, family and emotional well-being. It is taught through a whole range of means including discussions and activities plus post viewing discussions, activities and quizzes. Effective ground rules create an atmosphere in which children value each other’s contribution and develop respect for one another. We encourage children to ask questions –using a question box in the classroom.

Please see Mrs Longworth's video abut RSE at Woodlands here

RSE Knowledge taught

Children learn about RSE as part of science and personal, social and health education. RSE is not solated but is taught within the framework of caring relationships, families, friends, values and responsibility. A whole range of teaching approaches are used which will allow children to learn in a caring and sensitive way. The scheme of work is progressive and the learning in each year group builds on previous learning.

Reception Our Bodies
Respecting our bodies
Growing up
Growth and Change
Fun and fears

Year 1 Life cycles of animal and humans
Changes in me
Differences between female and male bodies (correct terminology)
Linking growing and learning
Coping with change

Year 2 Life cycles in nature
Growing from young to old
Increasing independence
Differences between female and male bodies (correct terminology)
Preparing for change

Year 3 How babies grow
Understanding a baby’s needs
Outside body changes
Inside body changes
Family stereotypes
Challenging my ideas

Year 4 Being unique
Having a baby
Girls and puberty
Confidence in change
Accepting change
Preparing for change
Environmental change

Year 5 Self and body image
Influence of online and media on body image
Puberty for girls
Puberty for boys
Growing responsibilities
Coping with change
Preparing for change

Year 6 Self image
Body image
Puberty and feelings
Conception to birth
Reflections about change
Physical attraction
Respect and consent

JIGSAW overview


JIGSAW Charter

This is how we assess PSHE at the end of every lesson, the children evaluate their own learning:

Each Piece has two Learning Intentions: one is based on specific PSHE learning (purple) and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills development (green).

We also use key questions at the beginning and end of term to show how understanding has progressed. Here is an example


We use knowledge organisers in PSHE these can be downloaded in the Knowledge Organiser section of the website. 

Here is an example of a knowledge organiser