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Here at Beech Street Primary School, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work.

Jigsaw allows the children to explore and develop their emotional literacy, through a range of lessons and activities designed to encourage mindfulness. Jigsaw is a progressive scheme which is used in every class from Nursery to Year 6. The children are able to contribute in each lesson through the use of the jigsaw characters. At Beech Street, we encourage children to share their thoughts and feelings in their safe classroom environment, linking our discussions to our school values of Tolerance, Respect, Ambition, Courage and Kindness. 

Every year group follows the same structure of lessons, through the main 6 jigsaw pieces - Being Me In My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. Take a look at the document below for more detail about each strand. 

The Jigsaw scheme also covers the statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) through the Changing Me piece. 


To provide our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals within our community.


Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of our school and communities.  In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.  They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go to form effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.


Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enables our pupils at Beech Street to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

We continually use our Thrive approach training to support the children in our PSHE lessons. 

For more information on our school's Thrive approach, click on the image above.