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Jigsaw scheme

At Our Lady of the Rosary we use the Jigsaw scheme which has been written in line with the latest national policy, guidance and the law relating to PSHE Education. The scheme has been mapped in its entirety against the PSHE Association programme of study (2013); every lesson is mindful of the national curriculum framework and has mapped SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) opportunities.


The scheme contributes to a broad and balanced curriculum and reflects the duties set out in the Education Act (2002 and 2006), the Children Act (2004) and the Academies Act (2010), by promoting pupil well-being, safeguarding and community cohesion. There are numerous opportunities in every Puzzle (unit) that pertain to each of these duties. 


Jigsaw PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the school and wider community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals


All classes at Our Lady of the Rosary follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme and each class has their own individual Jigsaw character to help them along with their work.


Jigsaw is structured into termly Puzzles (units) with the whole school studying the same Puzzle at the same time. The Puzzles are sequential and developmental from September to July. These units are:

Term 1: Being Me

Covers a wide range of topics, including a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community, and a global community; it also looks at children’s rights and responsibilities, working and socialising with others, and pupil voice.

Term 2: Celebrating Differences

Focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships and conflict.

Term 3: Dreams and Goals

Aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what personal strengths are, and how to overcome challenges, via team work skills and tasks. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment, success; and they get to share their aspirations, the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries, and their dreams for the world.

Term 4: Healthy Me

Covers two main areas of health: Emotional health (relaxation, being safe, friendships, mental health skills, body image, relationships with food, managing stress) and Physical health (eating a balanced diet, physical activity, rest and relaxation, keeping clean, drugs and alcohol, being safe, first aid) in order for children to learn that health is a very broad topic.

Term 5: Relationships

This puzzle as a wide focus, looking at diverse topics such as families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to cyber safety and social networking, as well as attraction and assertiveness; children learn how to deal with conflict, their own strengths and self-esteem. They have the chance to explore roles and responsibilities in families, and look at stereotypes. All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

To find out more about Jigsaw please click on the link below to access a Parent/Carer information guide

See how Jigsaw fully incorporates the teaching of Fundamental British Values

See how Jigsaw lessons create opportunities for developing in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.

We've All Got Rights

Being Me in My World
We have been learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
'We've all got rights' is a fantastic song and animation by children and staff from Crosby High School, a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School in Liverpool.

Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously

We express our right to vote and have our say. Through our power to vote, Year 4 decided Which book would be read as their first end of day story.

Relationships and Sex Education

TenTen Life to the Full scheme

At Our Lady of the Rosary we use the Life to the Full scheme written for Catholic primary schools which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum. It is taught with a spiral approach to learning in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life.


The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.


Right to Withdrawal from RSE


Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their child from all or any part of the Relationships Education, other than learning about reproduction and human development within National Curriculum science. However, we would urge any parents and carers considering withdrawing their child from these lessons to consider what is being taught, how it is being taught and how important this education is for all children.


Please organise to speak to the Head teacher if you so choose to withdraw your child from these lessons


Please see the documents below for further information on this.