Oakhill Primary School

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Making the Right Choices in Life

In PSHE we learn about each other and ourselves


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At Oakhill we value Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) as one way to support children’s development as human beings. We intend to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning. We teach PSHE, through the Jigsaw Programme, as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people. We believe that this also supports their learning capacity. 


Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase, including statutory Relationships and Health Education. Class teachers deliver weekly lessons to their own classes and these lessons are reinforced and enhanced through assemblies and relationships with others across the school. We aim to ‘live’ what is learnt and apply it to everyday situations in the school community. 


The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) which are taught across the school, with the learning deepening and broadening every year through a progressive curriculum.  


Progression in PSHE


Progression is carefully planned into our PSHE curriculum through our Jigsaw scheme. We evidence this in a number of ways including the following: 


  • Jigsaw progression grids
  • Jigsaw puzzle outcomes
  • Vocabulary progression


Jigsaw Programme PSHE




Puzzle (Unit) 


Autumn 1: 

Being Me in My World 

Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established. 

Autumn 2: 

Celebrating Difference 

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding  

Spring 1: 

Dreams and Goals 

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society 

Spring 2: 

Healthy Me 

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise 

Summer 1: 


Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss 

Summer 2: 

Changing Me 

Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change 



What our pupils say about PSHE at Oakhill

'PSHE, teaches you about things in your life that will help you when you are grown up. Aspirations, opportunities and diets. It teaches you how to express your opinions, emotions and about values'.

PSHE Progression