Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

At Alfred Street Junior School, we follow the PSHE scheme called JIGSAW. JIGSAW brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each theme to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. The whole scheme is designed with six themes (Puzzles) for six half terms

Each Puzzle has six lessons (Pieces) which work towards an ‘end product’, for example, The School Learning Charter or The Garden of Dreams and Goals. Each lesson has two ‘Learning Intentions’: one is based on specific PSHE learning (covering the non-statutory national framework for PSHE Education but enhanced to address children’s needs today); and one is based on emotional literacy and social skills (covering the SEAL learning intentions but also enhanced). The enhancements mean that Jigsaw is relevant to children living in today’s world as it helps them understand and be equipped to cope with issues like body image, cyber bullying, and internet safety.  An element of SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development is incorporated in every lesson and contributes to these aspects of children’s development. This is mapped on each lesson and balanced across each year group.