RSHE/PSHE

Teaching Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) as a fundamental part of the curriculum. 

At Ark Little Ridge our aim is to provide effective, age-appropriate RSHE education that meets the needs of all our pupils within an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Our experienced and skilled teachers are committed to giving children the skills, knowledge and values necessary to live and learn safely in the modern world. 

We invited parents and carers to attend a virtual parent’s information session in February 2021. In this, our subject lead talked through our proposed RSHE Policy, our approach to teaching and the curriculum content to be delivered to our pupils. Parents and carers were then invited to share their views via an online survey. We received 55 responses which were overwhelmingly positive. A full overview of the feedback can be viewed here: FileSurvey findings .pptx

At Ark Little Ridge we are proud to teach RSHE using the scheme Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to RSHE. This scheme enables pupils to build on their prior learning by revisiting the themes to further develop knowledge, values and skills in an and stage-appropriate manner. Themes are often repeated as children move through the school to enable a deeper exploration of related issues.  

Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. We use this programme as it helps us to deliver emotional literacy, social skills, mindfulness and spiritual development in a cohesive, comprehensive and creative way. Each class from Reception to Year 6 has a weekly lesson that promotes these very important aspects of learning. The lessons are supported by video clips, PowerPoint presentations, music and discussions.  

The whole school follows the same theme every half term pitched at the appropriate level. The themes are:- 

Being Me in My World 

Celebrating Difference 

Dreams and Goals 

Changing Me 

Relationships 

Healthy Me 

 

Jigsaw – The mindful approach

This  programme helps us to deliver emotional literacy, social skills, mindfulness and spiritual development in a cohesive, comprehensive and creative way. Each class from Reception to Year 6 has a weekly lesson that promotes these very important aspects of learning. The lessons are supported by video clips, powerpoint presentations, music and discussions as well as a class mascot!

The whole school follows the same theme every half term pitched at the appropriate level. The themes are:-

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference

Dreams and Goals

Changing Me

Relationships

Healthy Me