At Christ Church we use the Jigsaw approach across school to bring together PSHE education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. Across school all children work on the same theme which allows us to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus.
The six puzzles
There are six puzzles in Jigsaw that are designed to progress in sequence from September to July:
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Autumn 2: Celebrating Differences (including anti-bullying)
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing Me
Each puzzle has six lessons which works towards an ‘end product’. In order for children to feel a sense of pride in their work and for the teacher to have evidence of their progress, each child has a jigsaw journal. The journal is seen as a portfolio of children’s work and reflections trough each puzzle.