"Circle Time" in class as a means to discuss current themes and issues. Through this, children are taught how to seek their own resolutions to problems and issues. We also explore themes related to PSHE in our daily whole school and class assemblies.
By the end of Key Stage Two, all children are fully immersed and understand the importance of PSHE and British Values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school.
PSHE is assessed by the children’s learning outcomes in comparison with the National Curriculum and ‘Jigsaw’ outcomes. We also use our knowledge, skills and understanding framework throughout all age groups. Termly, learning books are reviewed and evidence is collected to ensure children are receiving a full PSHE curriculum and are achieving a wide variety of skills in these areas.
Our school follows the Jigsaw Scheme of work, for more information on this scheme please follow the link below:
Please find our PSHE Overview for the academic year 2020-2021 attached below. Each of the core themes are covered through "puzzle pieces" in each unit of work. Children are able to discuss their ideas and reason in a safe and secure environment.
This is a very important part of our community here at Riverside. Every term one class goes out into our local community and has the opportunity to participate in activities beyond the classroom. Activities can include: presenting gifts to our neighbours such as daffodil bulbs, litter collecting, bag packing at Tesco, visiting a home for the elderly and much much more. Here at Riverside we love to interact with our wider community and show how we develop our children to become well rounded members of society. Photos of our Riverside Rangers outings are available on class pages and on our display board located inside school.
Riverside Rangers for the academic year 2019 - 2020
Term One - Year Six - Leaflet drop in the community
Term Two - Year Five - Suffolk Care Home
Term Three - Year Four - Tesco helping bag packing
Term Four - Year Three - Giving daffodils to the local residents
Term Five - Year One - Suffolk Care Home
Term Six - Year Two - Litter Packing Reception - Teddy Bear's picnic
Relationships & Sex Education
An important part of the Jigsaw PSHE programme is delivered through the 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' puzzle pieces which are covered in the summer term.
There are four main aims of teaching RSE:
• To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
• To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
• To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
• To empower them to be safe and safeguarded.
Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer, (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), this information with be shared with you by your child’s class teacher. The question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.
Below is a summary of RSE coverage within the Jigsaw scheme for each year group:
• Foundation Stage - Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies
• Year 1 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts
• Year 2 - Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is)
• Year 3 - How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change on the outside as they grow older
• Year 4 - Personal hygiene, body changes in girls and menstruation
• Year 5 - Puberty for boys and girls, and conception
• Year 6 - Puberty for boys and girls and understanding conception to birth of a baby
Further information about how the school approaches the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education through the Jigsaw programme can be found within the documents listed below: