The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 was: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week took place in England from Monday 16th - Friday 20th November. This nationwide event is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is intended to raise the awareness of the issue of bullying.
This year we linked our learning to our PSHE Jigsaw theme this term, celebrating differences.
All of the children were involved in discussions about what makes them unique and how to celebrate each others differences.
They all designed and created their own jigsaw piece with pictures and words describing what makes them unique.
'We are all different but we all fit together'
To be the best I can be;
To love to learn and learn to love;
To know I am important to this school and this school is important to me;
To show our Christian Values in action
We seek to broaden our children’s horizons and expand their knowledge of the world whilst nurturing their interests and encouraging the self-belief and ambition they’ll need to accomplish their goals
We recognise that children’s mental health and well-being is of paramount importance in our ever changing world. We endeavour to model through our own actions and actively teach children to resilient, responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. We provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.
Weaving through our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values.
PSHE is taught across the school from FS2- Year 6 and as a school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.
“Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world."
“With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.”
Jigsaw PSHE supports our intent and develops knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of:
· Being Me in My World
· Celebrating Difference
· Dreams and Goals
· Healthy Me
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
In Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, mindfulness is developed through the ‘Calm Me’ time in each Piece (lesson). This consists of breathing techniques, awareness exercises and visualisations, enabling children not to empty their minds but to quiet them and become aware of the activity within them and manage it positively.
Jigsaw PSHE is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health Education (RSE) Guidance. The Relationships and Healthy Me Puzzles (units) cover most of the aspects in the guidance but these are enhanced, revisited and foundations built throughout the Jigsaw Programme. Jigsaw’s philosophy starts by building positive self-image, a sense of identity and a healthy relationship with self, and from that starting point helps children grow healthy relationships with others. RSE is also supplemented by the ‘Love and Sex Matters’ scheme. This is a whole school scheme that supports our schools christian ethos.
Each class has their own Jigsaw Friends, collectively known as ‘The Jiggies’. These are used to support communication and offer a suggestion, experience or feeling relevant to class discussions.
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