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At Birchwood C of E Primary and Nursery School, we follow a whole school PSHE scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.

Jigsaw follows the National Curriculum themes of Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Well-being which is then organised into six puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six pieces (lessons). Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time from September to July:

  • Being Me In My World
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me (including Sex Education)

These units of work are built upon year by year to ensure children have a deep understanding of PSHE by the time they leave Birchwood C of E Primary and Nursery.


Below, you will find a range of documents that relate to our PSHE scheme. These documents demonstrate how PSHE is mapped out throughout the various school year groups within our school and there are some useful documents for parents to read through. 


Teaching Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is an essential part of your child’s curriculum as they move through school.

At Birchwood C of E Primary and Nursery our main aim is to provide an effective, age-appropriate PSHE and RSHE education that meets the needs of all our pupils within an inclusive and supportive learning environment. We are completely committed to giving your children the skills, knowledge and values necessary, so they can be successful to live and learn safely in the modern world.

RSHE at Birchwood C of E Primary and Nursery, will be taught using the PSHE Jigsaw Scheme that enables pupils to build on their prior learning by revisiting some themes to further develop knowledge, values and skills in an age appropriate way.  These themes are repeated as children move through the school to enable a deeper exploration of the related issues and to build upon their knowledge and skills to prepare them for life within the wider world.

The Jigsaw programme helps children to develop an understanding of their own and others emotions, social skills and awareness, thoughtfulness and spiritual development in a cohesive, comprehensive and creative way.


Mind – To provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Bullying – Advice and support for children and young people experiencing bullying.

CAHMS Resources – Resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

Childline – A counselling service for children and young people.

BBC Bitesize – PSHE and citizenship videos to help children’s understanding.

NCPCC’s Pantosaurus – A video to help children stay safe and keeping their private parts private.

NSPCC – Information and support for child abuse.

Pop ‘n’ Olly – LGBT+ education for primary schools.

Mind – Mental Wellbeing resources for young people. 

Growth Mindset – Should you tell your kids they are smart or talented? Professor Carol Dweck answers this question and more, as she talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets. She emphasizes the power of “yet” in helping students succeed in and out of the classroom.


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