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PSHE at Cloverlea


PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future.

The National Curriculum states that every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’
  • promotes British values.

At Cloverlea, we aim to promote pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and well-being. Our intention is to provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and assist to them to cope with many of the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues that are part of growing up. In doing so, we provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.



At Cloverlea Primary School, we follow the 'Jigsaw' PSHE curriculum. Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme for the whole primary school from Nursery through to Year 6.

Jigsaw has two aims for all children:

• To build their capacity for learning

• To equip them for life.

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used which are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. Each puzzle or theme consists of a six lessons that are taught on a weekly basis and a whole school assembly.

PSHE Curriculum (Jigsaw)

Autumn Term 1:       Being Me in My World

Autumn Term 2:       Celebrating Difference


Spring Term 1:         Dreams and Goals

Spring Term 2:         Healthy Me


Summer Term 1:     Relationships

Summer Term 2:     Changing Me


At Cloverlea we also participate in a range of other activities such as ‘National Anti-Bullying Week’ and ‘World Mental Health day’. We try to support local charities and children are encouraged to run fund raising and awareness initiatives for charities that they feel passionate about. Some classes have been involved in participating in singing events for the local community. Older children also support younger age range classes with activities and learning and ‘Helping Hands’ pupils help others during lunchtimes.

Zones of Regulation

At Cloverlea Primary School, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to our pupils, staff & families. By implementing the Zones of Regulation curriculum we aim to teach our pupils to identify emotions in themselves and others and provide them with bank of strategies to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing. Links to Zones of Regulation are built into Jigsaw lessons. For more information, please see the 'Zones of Regulation' section under the 'School Information' section of our school website.


We strive to ensure that all pupils access the full PSHE curriculum. These pupils will be supported to provide them with full accessibility to the knowledge-rich PSHE curriculum.


Pupils will:

•         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 local community

•         Explore issues related to living in a democratic society

•         Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

Content and Progression of Skills

British Values

Jigsaw materials fully cover Fundamental British Values as part of a school’s SMSC provision.

Guide for Parents and Carers about Relationships and Sex Education in Jigsaw

'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' 

Please find below overviews for the above 'Jigsaw' puzzles/themes. Inline with 'Jigsaw' guidelines, these overviews are password protected. Passwords have been sent home via our SRE permission letters but are available from the school office for any parents or carers of children attending Cloverlea Primary School.

We have adapted some of the SRE content (within the 'Changing Me') so that it is more appropriate to the age of the children. This is set out in the document below. No content has been moved down; just some has been moved up to the next year group for KS2. The changes are minimal and the children will be taught the majority of the existing content for their year group.

Pupil Voice

Find out what we enjoy about Jigsaw lessons!

Jigsaw Snapshots

Other PSHE Activities