Learning: For a better future
"It is health that is the real wealth; not pieces of gold or silver"
PSHE education is crucial for the pupils at Roskear school. PSHE education helps our  children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships.


PSHE and Relationships Education

 Teaching and learning in PSHE is via three methods:

  • Discreet PSHE Jigsaw curriculum – timetabled
  • Generic curriculum / school ethos
  • Cross- curricular/ integrated curriculum/ broad and balanced

Jigsaw. A mindful approach to PSHE

Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they are and how they relate to other people. It teaches children to become aware of their thoughts and feelings throughout the programme, relating this to the PSHE subject matter being studied.

Jigsaw consists of six puzzles (half-term units of work) containing six pieces (lessons). Below is a list of the topics that will be covered each half term.

Autumn 1: Being Me in My World

Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference

Spring 1: Dreams and Goals

Spring 2: Healthy Me

Summer 1: Relationships

Summer 2: Changing Me

Jigsaw raises self-awareness, group awareness, collaboration skills, teamwork experience, respectfulness, etc., preparing children for the wider world and their position in it.

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style.

Each Puzzle will start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.

If your child raises an issue at home that you are not sure how to respond to and you wish to gain further information, please see the class teacher in the first instance for guidance on what was covered in the lesson. Alternatively, you can visit the Jigsaw website www.jigsawpshe.com



Generic curriculum / school ethos

At Roskear we believe that pupils experience many aspects of the PSHE curriculum through day to day activities. We provide a breadth of opportunity for pupils and encourage an environment conducive to positive learning and mutual respect. The pupils develop their understanding of these issues through:

  •  Assemblies
  •  School trips
  •  Extra-curricular activities
  •  Clear classroom and playground rules
  •  Stimulating classroom environment
  •  Clear behaviour policy
  •  School council
  •  Understanding learning behaviours
  •  Philosophical/Critical thinking questions