PSHE (including statutory Relationships and Sex Education):
It is our belief that our pupils should be equipped with the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. We believe that children should gradually gain this knowledge through a progressive and spiral curriculum that starts with our youngest children.
At Wilberforce Primary we have chosen to follow a PSHE curriculum called Jigsaw.
"Jigsaw 3-11 offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus."
Our staff have been trained to deliver this curriculum through a weekly lesson. Each half term, the focus is the same for the whole school and pupils will reflect on their own thoughts, experiences and emotions.
Please click on the link below to see an overview of the curriculum in more detail.
Jigsaw Curriculum Overview
Leadership and Pupil Voice
At Wilberforce Primary, we aim to 'live by' what is taught and give our pupils opportunities to practise their skills in our community. We run our own projects and collaborate with external agencies to ensure that our children have a voice. Some of the ways we do this, include:
- Behaviour Panel
- Playground Buddies
- School Council
We also invite speakers to run workshops on topics such as:
- Road Safety
- Fire Safety (London Fire Brigades Education Team)
- Democracy and Law (UK Parliament Outreach)