Welcome to our P.S.H.E page!
“Hi, My name is Miss Hilton and I am the leader for P.S.H.E. When I was told that I was going to lead P.S.H.E about three years ago, I felt incredibly excited to be leading a new scheme of work in such an important subject. I love how P.S.H.E learning helps you to feel calm, stay focused, helps you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings and also helps you to grow a more positive mindset. It is a vital tool for life”
World Mental Health Day #HelloYellow – Thursday 7th October
St Peter’s loved being involved in this year’s #HelloYellow campaign, showing young people that they’re not alone with their Mental Health and raising vital funds for Young Minds Charity.
It’s normal to have ups and downs – and this last year might have felt a little more down than up. But it’s the little things that have got us through it.
Wearing yellow is a little thing we can do to make a big difference. We will be celebrating the little things we can do to look after ourselves and support each other, and together, we can show young people they’re not alone with their mental health.
The more people who show they care, the more comfortable young people will feel about talking to someone if they’re struggling.
Things can get better and getting involved in #HelloYellow for World Mental Health Day is a little thing we can do to make a BIG difference to young people’s mental health.
At St Peter’s Catholic Academy we have introduced a whole school PSHE spiral curriculum using a scheme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw combines PSHE, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. Each Puzzle starts with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with Pieces (lessons). Every year group studies the same Puzzle at the same time, allowing for whole school themes and an end of Puzzle product, for example, a whole school display. Each year group is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage- appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
The Jigsaw Charter
This is Our Jigsaw Charter. We use our Charter in all of our Jigsaw lessons, to ensure that each child has a voice and the right to give their own opinions as well as the chance to listen to others .
The Jigsaw Chime
The Jigsaw chime is used every lesson as part of our ‘Calm Me’ time. This helps the children to find a moment of calm and get ready to start their learning.
Our Jigsaw Friends
Each class has a Jigsaw friend that can used in the main lesson as ‘the talking object’ or used as a tool to help children talk about issues without having to refer to themselves.
Each Jigsaw friend has a different name, come and meet our Jigsaw friends…
The Puzzles and what children learn
Being Me In My World covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice.
Celebrating Difference focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict; children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normal’; bullying – what it is and what it isn’t, including cyber and homophobic bullying – is an important aspect of this Puzzle.
Dreams and Goals aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges,
via team work skills and tasks. There is also a focus on enterprise and fundraising. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for the world.
Healthy Me covers two main areas of health: Emotional health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid) in order for children to learn that health is a very broad topic.
Relationships has a wide focus, looking at diverse topics such as families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to cyber safety and social networking, as well as attraction and assertiveness; children learn how to deal with conflict, their own strengths and self-esteem. They have the chance to explore roles and responsibilities in families, and look at stereotypes. All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme using a Catholic scheme of work called Ten: Ten (See RHE policy)
Whole School Curriculum Themed Days/Weeks planned for 2021-22
World Mental Health Day – 7th October (#HelloYellow)
World Kindness Day – 13th November
Anti-Bullying Week 15th – 19th November
Children’s Mental Health Week – 7th – 13th February
International Women’s Day – 8th March
Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 20th May
Mental Health and Well-being
At St Peter’s we aim to promote positive mental health and well-being for every child, parent, career and staff member. Children will be taught about mental health and well-being and will be provided with strategies to help improve and maintain a healthy mental health through whole school assemblies and during their PSHE lessons. The school will also raise awareness of Mental Health through whole school curriculum themed days/weeks which are listed above.
Look at our PSHE learning this year!
Being Me in My World