PSHE and RSE Curriculum Intention
At Christ the King we recognise the importance of PSHE and the role it has in developing the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to prepare our children for life outside of the classroom and to help them build skills which will allow them to protect and keep themselves safe in the wider community. We strive to help pupils build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem through developing an understanding of themselves and others. As of September 2023, we have introduced Jigsaw as our scheme of work.
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life
Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
The teaching of RSE(Relationship and Sex Education) is rooted in our Catholic faith and the teaching of the Gospel Values .It is our intention that pupils will learn how to foster healthy relationships and friendships in light of the wisdom of the Church. Pupils will flourish when they truly understand their innate human dignity, love and appreciation of themselves, including respect for their bodies, and the way they were made by God. RSE is is taught in a cross-curricular way beginning in the Foundation Stage and continuing throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. The 'Journey in Love' scheme of work is followed for RSE, with the support of Jigsaw resources.