At Kingsteignton school, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) is taught through weekly Jigsaw lessons.

Resource Review: Jigsaw PSHE 3-11 – John Dabell

Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE and brings together personal, social, health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (puzzle) at the same time.  

The puzzles (units) are: 

Being me in My World 

Creating Difference 

Dreams and Goals 

Health Me 


Changing Me 

These puzzles form our sequence of learning over each academic year. To find out which topic your child is currently learning about, see your child’s year group’s ‘Long Term Planning’ document (found on the website under curriculum).   

Each class has its own Jigsaw friend which is integral to their Jigsaw learning. Jigsaw friends act as distancing tools to keep learning about sensitive issues safe e.g. Jigsaw Jino has a problem in the playground and the children help Jino to find a solution.

The friends also act as talking objects in the Jigsaw circle; when children hold a Jigsaw friend, they know it is their turn to talk and be listed to, if they choose to share. 

PSHE Curriculum Documents

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