Meet Priya: Our Longmoor Curriculum PSHE Character
Priya enjoys learning about people, their ideas and what is important to them. She enjoys learning about how to be a good friend, staying healthy, learning about how children grow and develop into adults and how to aspire to have a great job and future.
Priya encourages you to listen to the view points of others and recognises that we have to appreciate that people can have a different view point to our own. She recognises that it is good to talk and how this can help you grow and develop. She appreciates that mindfulness and staying healthy both physically and mentally are vitally important to keep us happy and healthy.
What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
What is Jigsaw?
At Longmoor we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work. Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive and completely original Scheme of Work for the whole Primary School from Foundation Stages 1 and 2 through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development opportunities are mapped throughout. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.
Jigsaw contributes, to the British Values agenda very significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.
The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson).
Jigsaw assemblies begin each puzzle so the whole school follow the same theme. We are proud of the way we promote emotional well-being for all our pupils through our Jigsaw programme, which underpins the whole of our curriculum.
Puzzle 1 - Being Me In My World
Puzzle 2 - Celebrating Difference
Puzzle 3 - Dreams and Goals
Puzzle 4 - Healthy Me
Puzzle 5 - Relationships
Puzzle 6 - Changing Me
Children's Mental Health Week 2021
In February this year, the children working in school and at home took part in Children's Mental Health Week. The theme of the week was 'Express Yourself'. The children began the week by watching the virtual assembly provided by the Place2Be organisation. Children in all year groups took part in specific mental health lessons. These included content on how we can keep mentally healthy, what are feelings and how we can manage our feelings. The week ended with a non-uniform day, where the children were invited to wear clothes that expressed their personalities. We felt that this week was so important to highlight the importance of children's mental health, especially in the difficult times we are currently all experiencing.
During the Autumn term in 2020, years 5 and 6 participated in a Wellbeing Workshop. They explored what Wellbeing means and learnt what techniques we can use to maintain our Wellbeing. The children learnt ways to help support their emotional wellbeing and how to control feelings of anxiety and stress in daily life.