PSHE (including RSE)

PSHE (including RSE)

At Upton Primary School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.

The Jigsaw Programme offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area.  The jigsaw skills and knowledge progression documents for parents by year groups can be found below.

This also supports the “Personal Development” and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.

What do we teach and who teaches it?

Whole School Approach

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.

The overview of the programme can be found in the curriculum overview document.


Puzzle (Unit)


Autumn 1

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.

Autumn 2

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding

Spring 1

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society

Spring 2

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise

Summer 1


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss

Summer 2

Changing Me

Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change



Page Downloads Date  
01 Ages 3 5 Jigsaw Skills and knowledge... 09th Aug 2022 Download
02 Ages 5 6 Jigsaw Skills and knowledge... 09th Aug 2022 Download
03 Ages 6 7 Jigsaw Skills and knowledge... 09th Aug 2022 Download
04 Ages 7 8 Jigsaw Skills and knowledge... 09th Aug 2022 Download
05 Ages 8 9 Jigsaw Skills and knowledge... 09th Aug 2022 Download
06 Ages 9 10 Jigsaw Skills and knowledge... 09th Aug 2022 Download
07 Ages 10 11 Jigsaw Skills and knowledg... 09th Aug 2022 Download
RSHE A Guide for Parents and Carers leaf... 23rd May 2024 Download
LGBTQ Parent Leaflet A4 2021 23rd May 2024 Download
How does Jigsaw approach gender identity 23rd May 2024 Download