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This school year, we have been implementing the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Programme across our school called ‘Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE’.
The lessons since September have built children’s emotional literacy, self-esteem and knowledge of who they are and how they relate to each other and the world in a positive and healthy way.
The Summer Term Puzzles (units) are about Relationships (unit 1) and Changing Me (unit 2).
The Changing Me Puzzle includes, in every year group, two or three lessons to help children understand the changes puberty brings and how human reproduction happens. There is a very serious safeguarding aspect to this work; obviously, the younger year groups are not looking at these issues directly and explicitly, but rather learning correct terminology for body parts and doing the foundation work for learning that will follow in later year groups. The Year 5 and 6 lessons look more fully at puberty and reproduction.
We hope you will be in agreement with us that this work is vitally important for children, that it needs to be done age-appropriately and that the Jigsaw Programme gives us a secure framework in which to do this.
We do, as always, want to work in partnership with parents and carers, and also wish to remind you of your right to withdraw your children from this aspect of the PSHE curriculum. We hope you, like us, will see the materials in Jigsaw as educationally sound and beneficial to our children. I am enclosing a document which outlines the content of the curriculum.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.