“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
-Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
At Charlton, we use the Jigsaw scheme of learning to teach PSHE, which is taught across all year groups from Foundation through to Year six. Each term, a new focus in introduced via a whole school assembly and a weekly celebration focus is also shared. Every Friday, during our Achievement Assembly, children who have been observed working towards the weekly focus are highlighted and celebrated.
At Charlton, PSHE is an integral part of our whole school curriculum, and is another way in which we support children in achieving their academic potential.
The Jigsaw scheme of learning places a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, helping children to gain a greater awareness of their own and others’ emotions.
Through progressive PSHE lessons, children gain the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep themselves both physically and mentally healthy and safe. Through the ‘calm me’ aspect of each lesson, children learn mindfulness techniques and how to nurture their own mental health.
Through the six Jigsaw puzzles, children build their resilience, confidence and independence and are supported in developing essential skills which they will require so that they are prepared for life in modern Britain.
Every PSHE lesson is built upon a Charter which underpins the behaviour and respect which is a basis for each lesson. PSHE at Charlton is just one of the ways in which we promote and develop positive relationships. Although there are specific units of work which focus on celebrating differences, promoting respect for differences and each other is a theme which runs throughout all learning.
British values are taught through PSHE lessons so that children may develop a greater understanding and appreciation for these as they progress through school. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are mapped to units of learning in Jigsaw so that explicit links can be made to these in lessons further complementing our work towards become a Rights Respecting School. Our school values: be happy, be kind, be responsible are also mapped into our PSHE curriculum. At times, explicit links are made to these; they form the bedrock of positive relations for all at Charlton.
At Charlton, it is our aim that children leave our school respectful, responsible, caring and happy citizens who understand how they fit into the world and how they can positively contribute towards society.