At Flamstead Village School, we aim to nurture pupils who are secure, confident, resilient, enquiring, kind and respectful. We want children to know they have a voice and understand the importance and responsibility of having that voice.
We teach PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) using a scheme called Jigsaw. The Jigsaw scheme was chosen because it brings together emotional literacy, social skills and personal development. The Jigsaw scheme supports children in a structured and developmentally appropriate way - this will not only improve their capacity to learn (across the curriculum) but also give them the skills they need to manage their lives now and in their futures.
Jigsaw is taught across the school, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time, appropriate to their ages.
There are 6 puzzles delivered across the academic year.
• Being Me in my World
• Celebrating Difference
• Dreams and Goals
• Healthy Me
• Changing Me
There are also whole school assemblies to start each unit to set the scene and goals for the half term. Lessons include a time for mindfulness breathing and focussing the brain, making sure every child gets the most out of their learning.
You can see an overview of the lessons (pieces) for each class, in the curriculum framework link below.
We use a variety of ways to find out what the children know. Teachers frequently question children throughout lessons to gauge learning and understanding. At the end of each unit there is an assessment opportunity. Guidance is provided with descriptors to identify if pupils are working at, below or above age related expectations. Progress is measured and tracked over time. This supports teachers in identifying areas of strength and areas that may need additional support during the next teaching episode.
Relationship & Health Education (RHE)
Our RHE curriculum is designed to match guidelines from the Department for Education. Any changes to our approach shall be noted on this page and, where changes are made, there shall be full consultation with parents/carers.
If parents/carers wish to withdraw their child from the Sex Education elements of the RHE curriculum (although it is important to note that some aspects are covered within the 'health' part of the RHE curriculum), they should contact the Head Teacher. Please note that Sex Education is not the same as Relationships Education so a conversation with school is important to ensure there is a full understanding of the aspects of the curriculum a child can be withdrawn from.